Life after college: 10 things that help the transition

Life after college: 10 things that help the transition

It’s not something that is really talked about. I know when I was in university, I saw graduating as the easiest thing ever. I mean, it *appeared* to be fine. You graduate, you get a job, you earn money, you roll around in said money. Easy, right?

As Donald Trump* would say, “WRONG!”

Well, not wrong, but it’s far trickier than that. When you’re in college, that transition between college and the no man’s land of “life after college” is not particularly dealt with.

As I said, you can just assume you will be fine and then push to put it out of your head until your final exam, and then until graduation, but believe me, once those come and pass, you will realise that all the hyped up fantasies in your head were nothing more than that, hyped fantasies.

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Va-Va Velvet

Va-Va Velvet

Okay the title doesn’t completely work but bear with me here, I’m making a venture into fashion. Yes, I did say that this blog can do anything, didn’t I?

So, I was wistfully looking through Vogue this morning and THE VELVET TREND IS BACK. I’m delighted, ecstatic, as you would say, completely beside myself. Velvet is everywhere, right from accessories to clothes to homeware, and is, hands down, the nicest of all fabrics out there, bar satin of course. Satin is to die for.

Anyway, here’s what I’ve seen in velvet this week so far. What a time to be alive!

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10 Ways I Tackle Boredom

10 Ways I Tackle Boredom

It’s something we’re all familiar with. That feeling of staleness, of repeating the motions to the point you can do them in your sleep. It’s not pleasant. And often, we’re sucked into it before we even know it. It’s exactly how I’m feeling at the moment.

I’m in that all too familiar limbo period between getting a job and waiting for it to start. I don’t have the finances to take a short break or to do something different every single day. I get up late, I wander around until I decide to go get a coffee and waste some more time until my rehearsals begin.

Don’t get me wrong, I’m absolutely loving this time off from college and work life, it’s what 21 year old me would have died for, but there are days when I have this little bubble of sadness in my chest at how I have nothing to do.

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Discovering Dublin Again

Discovering Dublin Again

Before I write anything, I must check that I’m not violating any trademarks with ‘Discover Dublin’ (edit: I am but as long as the good folks at the tourist board don’t find this, I am fine).

So it’s been ages since I last blogged and that is purely because I’ve been so bogged down trying to find a job as well as being hit by a little bit of writers’ block.

Now that the job is secure, but the writer’s block is still persisting, I’ve decided to pop up a post of just a few things I spotted whilst walking around Dublin on the first real day of Autumn last week.

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