The Weekend Blog

28th September 2014

Cola in Manchester

I calculated that this university year I will only be in a grand total of 64 days, and already I have done 4 days (two day weeks, ftw!).

Everything is moving too quickly, and I don’t even know what to do with my life once I graduate. It seems like everyone else on my course knows exactly what they will be doing next year, whether it be teacher training, a masters course or going straight into work. Me? I have no idea.

I know that this academic year is going to be tough, and I feel like it might scare me away from further study. But then I’m not sure if I’m ready to go into a full-time job just yet. Well, that’s if I can get a full-time job. If you’ve ever seen this article then you will know that it doesn’t look good for geographers.

I keep saying that I will just take on these life challenges as they reach me, but really I hate not having a plan.

I’ve actually been a little homesick this week, which is a real rarity. Perhaps it’s the pressure of third year and all the uncertainty that surrounds it, but I feel like I need to go home for a few days to forget about things. So next weekend I’m going back to Shropshire to see my parents and hopefully to put university and my future to the back of my mind.

Overall, I’ve had an okay week but a great weekend.

Yesterday I went to Manchester to a photography workshop/blogger meet up run by Joe Blogs Network. I had a fantastic day meeting new bloggers and taking photographs around the city, not to mention the free lunch and freebies. πŸ˜‰

It was kind of weird saying “I’m Holly from empfire.info” out loud because I’ve never had to introduce myself like that before, but it felt great. I’m planning on sharing my pictures and review of the day on Tuesday, so stay tuned. The photo above is just a quick snippet of what’s to come.

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  1. Blogger meet up! That sounds soo cool! I’m really looking forward to read about it.

    When I graduated this year… I had a clear path set. I knew i was gonna do either MCA or MSc in comp sci. But now if people ask me what I’m gonna do after post grad, I have no idea…. I know I want a full time job, but what domain of the computer world am i most interested in, I have no idea. I’ll figure it out when I’m on that crossroad I believe and I think you should and you will do the same too!

    • Holly

      You see, there has never been an area of geography that I’ve thought “yeah, I enjoy that” so I just don’t know if I still want to work in geography.

      I wish I didn’t worry so much. :/

  2. Melissa

    Knowing what you want to do in the school-period is never easy, to be honest, I still don’t know what I want to do these days, haha.

    Meeting other bloggers seems so much fun! I’m going to meet a blogger this saturday, I’m so excited!

    • Holly

      My dad always says that he still doesn’t know what he wants to do and he’s 56! I think I should put my life goals before my career goals, and as long as I’m making money then I can follow my other dreams.

  3. Love that picture! I never get used to introducing myself by my blog. Maybe one day?!! Haha. Good luck with final year, the pressure is on but you’ll ease into it soon enough. Enjoy going home, I always find it makes things a lot more bearable- I still “run away” to home despite being a PhD student- we still get homesick even after all these years of post grad life! Was lovely to meet you yesterday πŸ™‚ x

  4. I am sure you will figure out what is the best way to go in future. Good luck.

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  5. Sasha

    Take your time with this choice, as it is about your future: better think on it a while longer than one day regret what you chose. πŸ™‚

    • Holly

      That’s a great piece of advice. I don’t want to follow one career path that I’m not 100% sure about only to regret it in the future and to think about the time and money I wasted.

  6. A blogger meet up sounds fantastic! I’m glad that it went well, but yeah, it is hard to describe yourself in words that make any sense. Don’t worry about your future too much, I believe in you and believe in any of the choices that you make, no matter how hard it is. I’m sure eventually that everything will fall into place.