Life After University : The Blues

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Life After University: The Blues

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Maybe I am overexaggerating… It has only been a few months since I have finished uni and graduated (lol joke my uni does graduation in November). I thought when the time would come to look for a graduate job it would happen so quickly. Before looking for a permanent job I had a summer job so I could still enjoy myself. At university I couldn’t wait to finish now I am thinking rah let me spend a day or two just chilling in my university city please, life came at me fast.

Anyway, I have started looking for jobs and I guess it is not as easy as I thought. I would go on Twitter and be so happy that people found their jobs soon after university praying that is my portion. I was confident because I was always one to get the jobs I want, the competition for jobs especially in London has made it increasingly difficult. Sometimes you can feel discouraged but this part of my life is making me become more patient and leave it in Gods’ hand. A couple verses really resurrected me in my time of unemployment:

“Can worry make you live longer? If you don’t have power over small things, why worry about everything else? “Luke 12:25-26 

“Everything you ask for in prayer will be yours if you only have faith”  Mark 11:24 

This reminded me not to worry and trust in God. I didn’t realise worry shows lack of faith in Gods plan and this is when I remembered to stay positive, patient and prayerful.

It may not always be easy but I am learning more each day to stay positive. Now whether you believe in God or not find something that makes you stay positive in this time of unemployment. Remember no condition is permanent and don’t believe this is the end for you.  For me, I spend time exercising, blogging and socialising while I look for a job. I haven’t got one dream job there are a few things I want to do relating to my career field. I am not saying that everything is going great and I always stay positive but I have more good days than bad days.

Stay away from negative vibes! If you have family and friends saying negative stuff about your unemployment step away. NO ONE should have power over how you feel. It is ok to be away from that energy so you feel better. Luckily for me, it is so easy to do this. I care about others but most importantly I care about myself and I don’t need people impacting me negatively nah dead that!. Secondly, spend this time working on a craft. Think! this is the time you actually have to do what you love. Make the most out of this time.

Hopefully, I have helped someone going through something similar, you are not alone and I know you will receive good job news at the right time. Don’t give up! In the words of Daniel Caesar, “It’s never over until life ends”( He didn’t mean it in this context but oh well lool).

Please comment and share I would love to hear your stories and after university thoughts.

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October 2, 2018
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6 Comments

  • Reply Eril Morales

    Hey girl, it’s okay to feel a bit lost after uni! I actually avoided finding a job by going to study abroad because I wasn’t getting job offers during my last semester. Then I was unemployed for quite some time once I came back, and I feel you, it’s not the best feeling :/

    But things fall into place eventually! And you will find that job that recognizes who you are, what you bring to the table, and will be a place that will make you happy as your first post grad job 🙂 Keep your head up and let me know if you need someone to talk to!

    Eril | erilm.com

    October 3, 2018 at 5:26 pm
    • Reply The R Connect

      I appreciate that comment so much I really needed that. I hope everything is going well for you and thank you so much xx

      October 3, 2018 at 8:03 pm
  • Reply wittytodaygonetomorrow

    You’ll always end up where you need to be. I had to take 8 weeks unpaid work experience before I got the job that ultimately allowed me to save enough to solo travel 🙂 x

    October 7, 2018 at 3:29 pm
    • Reply The R Connect

      Thank you so much for the positive words i needed it xx

      October 7, 2018 at 3:52 pm
  • Reply Lavrax

    Literally, post uni depression is a thing and I been feeling it. I’m the same as you in the way that I always got the jobs that I wanted, but now all of a sudden my luck has changed and its just thrown me completely! I really hope our luck can change soon and we can start building towards our dream jobs! xx

    October 8, 2018 at 11:58 am
    • Reply The R Connect

      Yeah I’m glad I’m not the only one it is normal and I guess things won’t happen when we want it to! Yes we shall I can’t wait to read when things change for you, it will happen! Xx

      October 8, 2018 at 12:32 pm

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