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8 Things I'm Looking Forward To When I Finish My Degree

22 May 2016


It's no secret that I'm feeling very ready to finish my degree in less than a week's time...

Did you hear that? In less than a week's time! I'm currently three exams and one assignment down, with one exam and one assignment to go. This time next week I will be basking in the glory of no longer being a student and never having to go to the library again. I will be stress-free and I will probably order a whole bottle of Prosecco for myself as soon as my exam finishes which is at midday and therefore a perfectly acceptable time to drink. Rest assured, I am all about the balance and will be posting a '10 Things I'll Miss About University' post next week to even it all out. After all, Leeds has being so fantastic for the most part, I've met some amazing people and I know I'll be an emotional wreck when I leave for good after the Summer Ball in June.

1. Meeting new people


The extrovert in me has been forced into a corner for the past few months because no one has really wanted to go out much with all the deadlines and exams of final year.


2. Weekends actually meaning weekends


I am so fed up of seeing #TGIF everywhere because goddammit I don't want to be revising, I want my working week to finish on Friday and to begin again on Monday. Weekends should be fun and relaxing, spent with friends and on day trips and absolutely not moping about the house and stressing about exams, or moping about the library and stressing about exams.


3. Having a routine


I'll probably learn to hate having a routine but right now I'm really looking forward to having plans and a structure and knowing more or less what I'm doing every day. 

4. Teamwork


I'm cringing so bad and I'm really sorry that this is sounding like a cover letter or a CV, but I actually love working in a team and my degree choice has meant that I haven't been able to do that much. I know group work is the bane of student's existence but I think work is kind of different. Also, classes are great but having to sit on your own in the library is so unbelievably dull and I never want to do that again in my life.


5. Earning money


I love the feeling of spending money that has been earned, rather than spending money that has been loaned to me by Student Finance. I know I don't have to pay it back for a while but still, I don't want to be in debt.


6. Work wardrobe shopping


Yes, I'm materialistic! Yes, I don't care! Seriously though, who doesn't want to shop for a work wardrobe? If you have any outfit posts for this kind of thing then please send them my way, as I will be off to the shops as soon as I get a job.


7. Reading for pleasure


I feel like studying literature took away 90% of my love for reading because it ended up being a chore and that is kind of sad. I don't even know what kind of books I'm going to start on, but I might have a look at a few blogs to see if there are any recommendations. I'm thinking something thought-provoking and gripping. Then again, I also love reading light-hearted, funny, relaxed books, so let me know in the comments if you can think of anything!


8. Civilised drinks


I can't wait to go out for work drinks and drinks with friends without any clubbing afterwards. Of course, when I say civilised I am fully aware that things often escalate and then BAM you're home in the early hours of the morning (which I am all for usually) but yeah, I'm looking forward to checking out some swanky bars and living it up in central London, rather than in a student house in Leeds.

Oh, and for a bonus number nine... I'm also excited about meeting some new, mature (hopefully), men, but we'll see! If you're finishing university this year, what are you most looking forward to?

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2 comments on "8 Things I'm Looking Forward To When I Finish My Degree"
  1. So looking forward to most of these too. Especially weekends that are weekends. Night time sleep where I don't have any assignment worries keeping me up oh and week days that are mine too, where I don't feel guilty about going straight home to do school work because there is no school work to be done! :D

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  2. So looking forward to most of these too. Especially weekends that are weekends. Night time sleep where I don't have any assignment worries keeping me up oh and week days that are mine too, where I don't feel guilty about going straight home to do school work because there is no school work to be done! :D

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