Post-University Uncertainty Feat. Summer Shirt from Pull and Bear

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Hey Everybody! 

I hope all is well with you and that you're having a great day. 

Before I begin, I would like to give a quick shout out to Freddie, for providing the awesome pictures from this post. Click here to visit his website and click here to visit his Instagram!

Today, I wanted to talk about something I'm currently struggling with - the direction my life is heading in. Having just recently finished my degree, it's only natural that you'd wonder "What's next?". Despite applying for a handful of graduate programmes and working vigorously towards a first class honours degree in the last year, I still feel clueless about what I'm going to do with my life. 


Before I talk too much about my current struggles, I wanted to tell you about one of my current favourite shirts and recent-ish purchases. This floral and leaf shirt is from Pull and Bear and  I bought it along with the jumpsuit I am wearing in my blog's relaunch post and in some Instagrams. These were just cheeky purchases I made in the midsts of final exams when I was in severe need of retail therapy! 

I absolutely love the clothes from Pull and Bear. They're cool, current and buying them doesn't break the bank. I paired this super casual and flowy shirt with a pair of jeans from Top Shop. This is another shop I could rave about, especially in relation to their jeans. Being 5'2, it's a difficult task finding jeans that fit perfectly. However, whenever I try on a pair of Top Shop petit jeans, this problem suddenly vanishes. 

I'd also pair this shirt with white jeans or leggings if I had them. Frankly, I don't know how long the white would stay white.

I feel like things are a lot easier for people who study veterinary medicine or teaching. Once they've finished they're automatically a teacher or a vet, whereas I have a lot more work to do figuring out who and what I am going to be. Completing a course in Agri-Business gives me lots of options. Accountancy, farm advisory and marketing are all paths I could take, but I don't know how to go about figuring out whether its the right road for me. I've always enjoyed the idea of marketing and managing and sharing content online which I think could be a good path. 

At the moment I am leaning towards the idea of taking a gap year. I put intense pressure on myself last year and think I deserve a bit of a break. I also feel that I'd like to improve and develop myself in the next year. Maybe I could finally get my full drivers licence, travel, volunteer or pick up a part-time job. Then I might be ready to pursue a career ladder I'm interested in. Hopefully, everything will work out alright!



 Have you had any times where you've been a bit uncertain of where your life is going?
How did you manage it?

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6 Comments

  1. Everything will definitely turn out in the end, Ellen! It's always tough trying to sit through these periods of change, but I think a gap year is a wonderful idea! So many opportunities out there now that you're finished with Uni (Dobby is a free elf, haha!) And that shirt is so cute! Loved this post xx
    Kate | https://katey-adventures.blogspot.com

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    1. Hi Kate,
      Thanks for popping by! Yeah I love this shirt.
      I hope you're right about everything working out! I just need to sit down and make a list of things I'd like to get done this year though!

      Ellen

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  2. Finishing university is a tricky period of time, but having gone through it - everything does work out OK! Don't put too much pressure on yourself, and keep communicating with loved ones xxx

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    1. Hi Hannah thanks for stopping by and thanks for the lovely piece of advice.

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