22 & Graduating. What’s next?

University? Completed it, mate. It’s official, I will be graduating from Coventry University in November with a first-class degree in Media Production with International Enhancement. Admittedly, I have been away from blogging for a while, over two months to be exact. Nevertheless, I’m back and I have much more time on my hands, now that I have finished university. My final year took a lot of time and concentration, so I had to sacrifice blogging to get a degree, which is understandable. I decided to organise my end of year degree show. Word of advice for those planning on organising there’s, don’t. Let someone else do it. It was so much hassle for very little worth. I enjoyed the experience of doing it but I can’t say I wouldn’t do it again, something to put on my CV at least.

Finishing university and gaining a first-class degree is my greatest achievement to date. 4 years of my life spent working hard in education. It was the best decision I have ever made. I’ve made great friends along the way and had the happiest moments of my life whilst at university. It’s quite sad to think that it’s all over now. At first, I was relieved to have it done and over with. Now, living back at home with my parents working part-time in retail makes you miss the university life. Most of my friends that I have made along the way, I will most likely not see for years, until we decide to have a catch-up somewhere random in the country. It’s weird, emotional come to think of it. All my friends live so far apart, most are now working and we only have the power of social media to keep us connected. It’s so strange to go from seeing each other every day to possibly never seeing them again for at least a year. The Summer ball was our send off. Pendulum was heading lining, but most of us couldn’t give a toss about the music. We wanted to all be together, chatting about our time at university, remising about the ridiculous times we’ve shared together and getting horrendously drunk in the process. It also gave us all a good excuse to get suited and booted.

So, what else has been going on apart from getting a degree? I turned 22 on the 14th June. Another year older and doing nothing utterly fascinating on the day. My celebrations were on pause until I got to the Isle of Wight Festival though. I have never been to a festival in my life and honestly, it was an amazing yet interesting experience. You see, if you were to ever meet me in person, I like to keep clean, I hate feeling dirty and grimy. So, does it make sense I go to a festival, camp in a tent for 4 nights and use nothing but wet wipes to clean my whole body? No. However, all of that aside, everyone around me was in the same boat. To be honest, I wouldn’t have gone if I didn’t have a great group of mates to go with. I and 6 other guys travelled down to the Isle of Wight to see the likes of Liam Gallagher, The Killers, Kasabian and many other artists perform live. We bought way too many Strongbow dark fruits and could barely drink them due to the current heatwave the UK is in, but it was definitely worth getting dirty and grimy for.

In other news, I’m now on the job hunt. Having a degree now means I have to acquire a job somewhere. I’ve had very minimal success. I’ve applied for probably over 100 jobs now but haven’t got anywhere, as of yet. My passion is within media, I don’t want a job anywhere else. I’m at my happiest when creating and visualising content. I am planning on going back to making my videos on my YouTube channel again (click here if you’re interested in watching my above average videos). My channel has been on and off for the past 6 years. Most of my time, motivation and energy has gone into education. Now that I am out of education, I have no excuses to hide behind. I want to be creating my own content. Sharing my thoughts with an audience in my own unique way. I need to keep creating to keep up with times, otherwise, I will lose touch with media and end up in places I don’t want to be. I believe, one day, I will get somewhere, and this blog will be the first place I come to post about it. Until next time, as Liam Gallagher puts it, as you were.

 

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