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Thursday, 20 July 2017

A year since graduating

Yesterday marked the day that one year ago I became a BA (Hons) graduate in journalism. This day is such an important one for me as I finally knew what it was like to be proud of myself. It was honestly such a perfect day, filled with a lot of cap throwing and a massive splash of pure happiness. These past 365 days have been, well, a blooming rollercoaster ride, with some very low lows but even higher highs.

 

Since 19th July 2016, things have be put into perspective for me and I have well and truly changed my life but also my outlook on the world and how to live.

Due to this, I wanted to share a few things with you all. Things I didn't like I would ever believe/think a year ago, never mind to type them on here.

Well, here I go...

Your appearance doesn't define you as a person. It has taken me a while to realise this. I was overweight, I still am, but I have lost so much weight over this past year. However, your appearance doesn't define you. You, yourself, defines what others perceive of you but most importantly, what you think of yourself.
 
Little steps makes all the difference. Change can be good and change can be bad, but change is something we all face and how we approach it makes all the difference. Take time to reflect on things you regret but things you will cherish for you life. Go and explore life and create memories with people who matter the most.

I have noooooo idea what I am doing with my life and that is a-ok! There is always this pressure on people to have life figured out to some degree. When teachers or people asked you what you are wanting to do with your life or wanting to be when you're older, I would just think of something fast and say that as I had no idea. This used to get me down as I would see everyone else nail life and I wasn't. But this is ok! Living without this pressure now is so much easier than living with it because it is ok to have no idea what you want to do in life.
 
Embrace life's obstacles with open arms. Whether it is a bully, mental health or something else, stuff it. Easier said than done, I know, but for many [MANY] years, I was life hating girl who thought very little of herself, and now I have found this confidence from somewhere and it feels amazing. You might be going through something that you cant see out of but please believe me when I say, well type, it does get better. You are in charge of your life and how you live it, not someone else or your mind. In the words of Bianca Del Rio, 'Not today Satan'. Embrace life whilst making it your own.
 
Own your individuality and fingers up to the people who bring you down for it. Be weird, be quirky, be you. Stand tall and stand proud, flaws and all. There will only be one you in this world so own it.
 
And there you go! A year since becoming a graduate!
That time went in a blink of an eye!
Until time next time
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All photographs are my own

2 comments:

  1. I'm graduating in a year and reading this makes me feel so much calmer about it! It seems so scary that in one year I'll be out of education, having to make my own way into the scary world!

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    1. Aw I am so happy it did, it is honestly one of the best days of my life! It goes so fast but it'll be worth it for sure! x

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