Recent Graduate Life: what might happen to you

Funny hat throwing picture © Helen Kitley
Funny hat throwing picture © Helen Kitley

My mind boggles at the thought that nearly TWO YEARS ago, I graduated from university with a 2:1.  Recently on Facebook, I’ve noticed a lot of acquaintances and friends have just finished their degrees, and are waiting for their results.  I’m sure they’ll do fabulously (if they’ve worked their socks off).

But, to all you graduands out there, I want to warn you about what MAY well happen to you as you enter the big bad world.  I found out many of these the hard way.  Beware.

1)            Graduation day will be euphoric.

Whatever your result, wearing a mortarboard (which you end up praying won’t fall off during the ceremony) and a flowing (but heavy) gown on a (hopefully) sunny day, will feel EPIC.  If your parents are anything like mine, they’ll make you feel like a celebrity.  It is fantastic.

2)            But brace yourself for the continuing job search (or starting it) Continue reading Recent Graduate Life: what might happen to you

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How to stay awake very early in the morning…

staying awakeI used to not know why Bank Holidays were such a big deal.

But now that I need to wake up at 5:30am to commute into London during the week, I now think they’re INCREDIBLE.  People think I’m crazy for choosing to do this, and for my own sanity, from September I’m going to find a new job much closer to home so I can wake up later. Continue reading How to stay awake very early in the morning…