Hey stranger, remember me? I hope you do!
For real, it’s been a minute and I can’t believe how quickly time has gone and how much has happened.
First of all, my dissertation.. ITS FINISHED. Since January I’ve been so stressed out and full of anxiety, it got so bad at one point that it made me physically ill. But it’s completed and all handed in and it feels AMAZING. Honestly, when people told me how hard doing a dissertation would be, I did believe them but I thought “I’ll be fine, I can do this” but I definitely under-estimated just how hard it would be. It’s been so hard to do anything other than my dissertation, I even had to leave exam revision till my dissertation was handed in as I just couldn’t focus on more than one thing at a time. It’s been the hardest piece of work I’ve ever done but hopefully in the end it will all be worth it.
With the dissertation stress ending, exam stress began! I only had one final year exam this term but I knew it would be one of the hardest ones I would do. I didn’t have as much time as I had hoped for exam revision because doing my dissertation took up so much time, but I could only do my best. It also helped that they had told us the three topic areas to focus on so our revision was really narrowed down, which was a huge help. The exam was incredibly long but I got through it thankfully. All my assessments are now over and I am finally free again and it feels SO good!!
However, with the end of university looming, means the beginning of job applications and interviews. I’ve already been rejected for numerous jobs because I’m lacking in experience.. I hate to sound bitter but this excuse really pisses me off! I understand that for employers, someone with experience who could slide straight into a job role with no issues would be great for them, but how is any young person who has worked their ass off for 3 or 4 years meant to gain any kind of experience without being given a chance? I understand the issue from a personal perspective, as well as from an employers perspective and It’s frustrating. I just need someone to take a chance on me, just one person..
Moving on to happier, less frustrating things if you’ve seen any of my tweets recently, you’ll know that my bestie who has been living in Chicago for the last 5 months is finally home! I am SO excited that she is back home! Honestly, I am so incredibly proud of her for going out there by herself and completing a semester of university over there as they call it but it really does feel so good to have my best friend back home. We sat for hours in the sun on Monday just nattering and catching up and it was so lovely.
That’s about everything that I needed to catch you up on.. I think! It’s most definitely been a minute and I can’t wait to focus on blogging and go back to enjoying myself and doing all the fun stuff I love to do.
What do you have planned for summer? Any trips or adventures planned? If you do, I’d love to hear all about it or if you’ve written a post on your plans or trips you’ve already taken send me the links!