This is a message for all you graduates out there who like me maybe feeling a little down and lost as we struggle to find a job in our chosen industry.
I say message, perhaps it is a little self help service to reassure me that it is ok to be in this position at this time and I am worrying myself to much about not having a job at this present.
So I have graduated and experienced life as a student at the wonderful University of Sunderland. And now I find myself everyday looking and applying for jobs in the world of Journalism. Alas I am unsuccessful and I find myself feeling a little beaten and lost.
Not knowing why I am unsuccessful I do start to think that journalism isn’t for me and I start to feel impatient that others are getting somewhere and I am still sat at home trying to progress in this competitive world in the media.
But then I remember to wear sunscreen….
Well not literally of course, if you follow me on social media I posted this song a few days ago about how it is my go to song when I feel stressed, it completely chills me out.
It also inspired me with these lyrics The most interesting people I know didn’t know at 22 what they wanted to do with their lives. Some of the most interesting 40-year-olds I know still don’t.
Reassuring me that I am only 21 and I have only just graduated so to be in this position at this time is really okay. I am like Bambi, only just finding my feet; I am simply exploring the world of media and finding what it is I want to do.
I read an article by Fearne Cotton saying that is it ok to feel lost and that you don’t need a life plan. Reading at the very end of the article she says If you’re currently in that in-between state, unsure of which way to turn, don’t panic: as scary as it may feel, it’s sometimes the best place to be. Think of it as the point at which a great adventure can begin. Navigating uncertain terrain in life ultimately enriches it. Trust me, I know.
That really put it into perspective for me, it’s alright to not really know what I want to do in life and the fact that I don’t have a plan is also alright.
I think that good things come to those who wait, so for know I will continue to write my weekly blogs, apply for jobs and better myself and who knows what is around the corner. When it is my chance I will grab it with both hands and enjoy the ride.