It’s that time of year again, you’ve either had your final exams or you’re just about to and it’s time to look forward to a great long summer of no educational responsibility, a lot of friends, sun, parties, laughing and an all-round good time. In the back of your mind however you’re probably also thinking, what to do after that, when September comes round again and some of your friends have to get back to the grind of 9am lectures while others are making their first strides into the workforce, what do you do?
Maybe you’re not quite ready to go right into a full-time, lifetime job; you’re not quite ready to let go of your freedom, we’ve got some advice for you – don’t panic, a lot of people are just like you including your friends here at HOWL, here is what we’ve learnt about life after University.
The term is referred to as “soul-searching”, it can be done in many ways and for many reasons, for the purpose of this piece, soul-searching refers to taking a well-deserved break for yourself, recovering from the last few years of very hard work and understanding the next step you want to take in your life.
Our suggestion, do something you find extremely exciting for some time and make a bit of an earning doing it, be a ski instructor for a year, a school football coach, start a business with some friends, learn to surf, travel the world helping the less fortunate; open your mind to the endless possibilities, do something you’ll truly enjoy and that’ll help you learn a bit more about yourself and the sort of person you are/want to be. For some reason we tend to think we don’t have any time and we have to do it right now and just like everyone else is, you don’t. Life is so much more fulling when you do something you love doing, no matter how long you do it for.
Another piece of HOWL advice: Spend the summer time after graduation with your friends, meet-up often, go places, hit up festivals, spend time in the sun, go to parties, have BBQs, travel, sleep-in, watch movies, DO EVERYTHING, because a lot of the close friends you have a University will be forever close in your heart but often not close to your location, make memories with them to last and have no regrets.