Thursday 19 July 2018

Reflecting A Year On From Graduation

I can't believe it's been a full year since I received my BA in Journalism. I graduated a year ago. Time has literally flown before my eyes and I'm completely floored by it. 

In this year, I feel like so much has happened but I know there is more to come. I've had my first job and loved every bit of it. Now I'm looking into new prospects. But I'm also making the time to figure out what my dreams really are, what I really want out of life. I think I may have figured it out, but now it's that point where I need to have some self belief and push myself out of my comfort zone. 

What I've learnt in this past year is that the future is not as scary as I thought it would be. There is a great deal to look forward to and the idea of the unknown is no longer a fear of mine but more an excitement of anticipation. I'm itching to see what the future holds for me and the path I'm going to take myself on. 

I've also learnt about myself, the values I have and what I want. I don't want to rush life, I want to enjoy it. I want to build myself and take some more time for me. Something that I'm dying to do is travel. I want to explore the world and what it has to offer. I've been to some amazing places before but there's so much more I want to see or even rediscover. And now that I've passed this year, I feel like that is something so important to me. 

Responsibility is extremely more prominent in my life. I've felt myself grown up very quickly since I graduated. Not that I wasn't responsible before, but I've made a more conscious decision to take charge and hold myself accountable for what I need to. 

Outfit: Dress - Zara // Bag - Charles & Keith (similar)// Scarf - Missguided // Slides - Aldo // Sunglasses - Aldo

I've been really lucky since graduating. Before, I never thought I would get a job and I was so scared for the no-structure to my life. When you've been in school and had a routine, you get used to it and I like having a routine. So when I didn't have to go back to university in September last year, I was a little bit out of sorts. But I found other things to do with my time, like trying to take more time for this blog. It's something I've wanted to become more serious about and I just haven't pushed myself enough. Yet now, I feel that I'm in a place that I can dedicate more time and I am passionate about my blog and fashion, so I want to give more of my time to it. 

Rather than rambling on anymore, I'll sum it up: The future isn't as scary as you may think. A year goes by way too quickly. Dive into your passions and don't look back. 

But also remember, you don't have to rush yourself either. Find out who you are after those big things happen in life. If you're graduating or just graduated and you're not sure about what comes next, don't worry. Take your time and go after what you love. Don't settle. 

Lots of love, 

Emily xx


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