Life is great, you have graduated and are now free from libraries and exam halls that smell like sweat. But once the celebrations have died down, adult responsibilities make you come crashing straight back down to earth with a thud. Now you have an annoying voice inside your head telling you that you need to find a job or you will starve, but also there are too many good shows on Netflix, the struggle is real. As someone who knows this feeling all too well, I would like to share my own experience with the hope that it will resonate with you in some way and show that there is hope for the struggling graduate yet.
The post-graduate slump
As a recent graduate, I spent months in a state of panic over what I was going to do next. As a woman with Asperger’s, Dyspraxia and anxiety the process was made much harder. My initial career goal, to be a performer, was unsustainable. It is hard to perform when you are worried what everybody is thinking. This limited my career options significantly.