Resolutions are for life, not just for January
Having graduated in July, I entered the world of post-Uni life with the same naïve enthusiasm as everyone else. Throughout August, September and October I sent out endless applications, had a one week work experience and suffered a few rejections. Now rejection, I can take.
What I find truly disheartening is when my mail box stays quiet and my phone does not ring. I found that I began applying for jobs that I didn’t even want, and then felt worse when I didn’t get them! When November hit and Christmas felt imminent, I became lax with my job applications and decided to start again with a fresh perspective in the New Year.
I can’t tell you how refreshing it has been to re-evaluate my career aims and rediscover what it is I actually want to do. In the first three days of this brand new calendar year I have applied for four internships and have been asked to be a weekly contributor for an online London based magazine. My New Year’s Resolution, and now my motto for life is simple yet profound: make stuff happen. Happy New Year!