The last six months have brought about some massive changes. Since April, I’ve left uni, had two jobs, nearly got made redundant and then, more recently, I’ve put the steps in place to buy my first home. It’s been a bit mad to say the least! So much has changed and that’s made me reflect on where I am now and where I was before.
Leaving uni after finishing my course wasn’t a big thing in my head. I didn’t enjoy my last year and I was so ready to leave! The world of dissertations, seminars and commuting was not for me, and in fact, it made me lose my enthusiasm for learning, something which I’ve always enjoyed. It left me feeling down and if I’m honest, really lonely. A lot of my peers were loving uni life and the ups and downs that it brought, but to me, I was most happy when I was at my home or with my friends and family outside of uni. Because of this, I was so ready when it came to my last day of uni that I didn’t really think much of it!
My first few months of post uni life were strange. I took a job as a Marketing Assistant, which I thought I’d love, but it turned out it wasn’t for me. It’s crazy how wrong you can be about something you were so sure about! I thought that entering the world of work would bring back my motivation and love for learning, but it just didn’t happen for me. That (and other reasons!) are why I left after just two months.
Four months later and I’m now doing a job which is completely different to anything I’ve ever done before. My title is ‘Bid Coordinator’ and it’s turned out to be a role that challenges me every single day, but in the sort of way that I like. I get to edit, I get to proofread and most of all, I get to use my creativity. I feel like I’ve learned so much and I feel it’s really given me an insight into the world of work and adult life. It may not have been the career I’d thought I’d be doing, but in fact it turns out to have been better. I know that there’s a wealth of opportunities within my reach and I can’t wait to grasp them all as they come.
Having a job I’m happy with, has led to me feeling more comfortable in other areas of my life too. I feel like my confidence has had a well needed boost, I feel like my communication skills are improving everyday and I’ve found the courage to do the next thing in my life – putting down my roots in Manchester.
When I think of all that’s happened in the last six months, it feels mad that just six months ago, I was sat in the university library stressed and upset because I couldn’t find the words to finish my dissertation. Things have certainly changed, and I can’t complain. I’m happier than I’ve ever been and I can’t wait to see what happens next! Watch this space….