The end of semester is upon us and we can all feel it in our bones as all of these assignments are reaching deadline, including this campaign. With that said, here it goes, one of the last posts to remind you that you shouldn't stress to impress others - especially when it comes to your post graduation plans.
First of all, don't panic if you don't know what you want to do once you graduate, because you're still young. You're only 21, so don't rush yourself into accepting the first 9 to 5 job that you're offered - travel, work casual or part time, enjoy your freedom. If you're unsure about what you want to do, or if you have a few doubts, it's silly to tie yourself down into a full time job.
What's important, is that you keep your mind active. If you do decide to take things easy after uni, it's important to engage your mind with creative or strategic pursuits. So, take up new hobbies or activities that will not only challenge you but motivate you throughout the year.
Secondly, stop comparing yourself to other people. Okay, I'm guilty of doing it, and so is everyone. But it's important not to get so caught up in what your friends are doing - we're all different and everyone's time will come. You're your own person, so it's important to find out who you are, because if not you won't know what you want to be.
So travel. As seen in our previous blog post, you'll learn so much more about yourself than any full time job that you never really wanted (except for the fact that you hate doing what you're doing). One of the most important lessons you could learn from this, is to have guts. Because if you didn't, you may not be as confident when it comes to accepting that your dream career isn't what you planned it out to be.
Finally, don't stress if you don't know what you want to do, because you're not alone. What you need to understand is that you should take it easy on yourself! Every student and graduate is scared; entering the real world is something they never taught us at uni, especially how to survive the presses that will be placed on us. But, together, it's important to remember, that you're not deciding what to do with the rest of your life, but choosing what's the best next step for you.
So, for the final time, don't stress to impress guys!