The Class of 2017

Two years ago I graduated from my undergraduate course in English Literature, unsure what I was going to do with my life next… So in the end I decided to stay on at uni for another two years to get my Masters degree in Journalism and Media Communications (I know, I know but hey, no regrets). On Saturday those two years of work came to its final chapter as I joined the class of 2017 at a very Christmassy graduation.

It sure has been the old cliche ‘roller-coaster ride’- There have been late night writing session fulled by coffee and sugary treats. Of course I thought “What the hell am I doing?” at times. There were also moments when I doubted myself to see the course through to the end. But there were so many more times that made the whole process worth it.

With my loved ones in tow, it was time to celebrate the end of an era and the start of a new story. For my spotlight moment on stage, I decided to keep my outfit simple with this pretty Green Miss Selfridge Dress. The frill sleeves just peeping out of the cloak bringing a classic girly style to the graduate look. That’s the great thing about special days throughout your life, you get to show everyone who you are, what you’re about!

I have learnt a lot about life both during my time at uni and beyond into the big old scary world. Yes, you’re going to struggle to see the light at the end of the tunnel sometimes. Anxieties and fears are as normal as breathing air- I’m aware that, that is the cringest metaphor but roll with it…. I for one get anxious about my work and blogging. Although I have learnt that if it is something you really want in life, an ambition/goal, whatever it is, don’t let the fears stop you from getting it. Do what you love and surround yourself with the people who can cheer you on even when you are not sure what on earth you’re doing.

I’m excited to move onto a new chapter in my life now and take on 2018 through all the crazy and sometimes absolutely down-right weird times.

If you’re a recent graduate (congratulations) if you’re studying, starting a new career, thinking about starting a new career, or unsure what your next steps are yet, then don’t worry we’re all in the same boat.

Sophie.

 

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