After University: Then What?


Oh. My. Goodness. I have officially handed in my MA thesis this week! It was the last big chunk of work to finish before I start on my internship in September. I definitely had to tell myself to keep going and find motivation in places I've never had to look before ~ I think because it's been such a busy year, my brain was just a little done with doing research, typing up essays and referencing (oh GOD the referencing..). But hey, that's part of writing a thesis and ending your education, isn't it?

I feel like July never really happened (same with June, tbh), since I was tucked up in the library, daydreaming whilst looking outside at all the people cycling by with floaty dresses and short shorts on... oh, and typing away of course! However, I'm pretty fecking proud of myself for finishing this gigantic project and especially in the way I've done. Obviously I haven't received any grade yet, and I still have to defend my thesis at the start of autumn, but still... seeing those 92 pages roll out of the printer this week, and hearing that satisfying (and slightly frightening) *thud* of pushing the finished product into my supervisor's pigeon hole, I felt a sense of relief come over me. Time to spend some time on myself, with the people around me and in the sunshine (or rain, I don't care, as long as it's fresh air it will do!).

It's such a strange time to be in, though. After my internship, say at the start of next year, I'll be DONE with my academic career for now. I'll have to prove myself in the real world and get a grown-up job! I can't really wrap my head around that, to be honest. I'm quite excited for this new step but also a little frightened - especially because I'm just not sure what it is I want to do with my life. There are so many different things I'm passionate about, so many types of work I would like to try out and so many other life dreams I want to work on. Where to start ?!

At my internship, I suppose! I've landed such an exciting placement and I feel like it will be the perfect first step out in the grown-up world. I'm also planning a few other exciting things (possibly including some solo-travelling...) for when I graduate which definitely motivates me to keep going. And I'm generally just really keen to see whatever life will throw at me. Whatever it is, I'm ready as I'll ever be!


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