Sometimes it is good to reflect on the opportunities that we have, by writing this post I am lucky enough to have a laptop, internet, safe, clean, and encouraging environment. Others are not so lucky, from meeting a lot of people from different background it is easy to understand how lucky I am coming from a small village in Hertfordshire where my schools were a 5 minute walking distance, I was able to get a job whilst at school to afford to run a car at 17 and then to pursue university.
Many others are not so lucky, even within the UK there are many unemployed youth, homeless communities, and the disabled who would love to be in positions with less than what I and yourselves have. At some point in your career I would encourage you to remind yourselves of these people and do something within your reaches to help. I have fortunate to have the WCIT platform to help to grow an understanding of where I can help.
What can you do to help?
My last university exam was yesterday… now 3 months off until I start my graduate role in September!
Last exam was this morning… university is finished! So surreal
I’m half way through my exams, 2 more this week and I’ll be finished… feels very surreal. Just got to give that last little push on this home stretch! 💪 🤓
Monzo… A mobile bank that allows me to budget and track my spending, I get instant notifications when I buy something and can pay mobile contacts easily.
Spotify… Music on the go and good for in the car!
Peak… Bit of brain training
Google Maps… Have become very reliant upon!
Amazon… Love a cheeky mobile purchase!
HayDay… I do love games that I can build up levels, nerdy but fun, along with, Clash Royale!
OneNote… which I have saved on my OneDrive and can use on my iPhone and it updates onto my laptop.
Of course… all my social media accounts: Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, WhatsApp!
When you’re in the eye of a storm it is hard to see how bad things can lead to good, but there is always a silver lining you can focus on, however small it may be.
For me, growing up with my Mum being ill a lot and now needing full time care has often seemed at times that there was a consistent bad energy surrounding me and my family. But as I look back on it now, if I hadn’t overcome those adversities than I wouldn’t appreciate my family as much as I do. I may not have worked so hard so that I don’t end up in similar position to my parents and Mum health-wise. I feel that I can put things into perspective better than some others my age, because of being able to step back and compare.
Nobody knows the future and optimism is hard, but overcoming hardships is beneficial to how you tackle life situations. Just keep living.
Find a study group and discuss your exam topics, sit there and google away together until you find the answers you need… grab a whiteboard and mind map your ideas together.
Together you can find the answers!
It’s easy to just be another bottle on a shelf, but make sure you live.