Education is possibly the biggest comfort blanket ever, which I’m now realising having graduated four months ago. Up until we’re 18 or 21, we don’t realise how secure the structure of education makes us feel until it’s gone.
The jump from being a teenager/young adult into the world of work is one that has been downplayed and often ignored. Treating it as a ‘I’m sure it’ll work out’ and not really thinking too much into how much things will change.
For those of us that went to university, we have already moved out and away from home comforts. But somehow that doesn’t always make it easier when you move out as a ‘proper’ adult.
There are lots of things to adjust to when stepping into the world of adulthood. Ranging from careers to new homes, friendships to relationships, finances to food, there are lots of ways in which we can find ourselves feeling a little lost and confused. This is totally understandable but is often overlooked, with many young adults today being criticised for their inability to adjust.
With the rapid changes in the world and society, it’s no doubt that we’re feeling rather unsure about our careers, lives and relationships and what we want from them. This is often received by adults as a sign of weakness, but really it should be seen as a great thing – we have all of these options and the ability to try lots of them out.
With all of this in mind, I have decided to put my passion for writing and helping other people together, creating a blog where people in a similar situation can feel more at ease and find help and advice. Posts will cover a range of topics that I feel are important to people in similar situations, covering ideas of careers, finances, travelling, food, entertainment and more.
While I am just one person, it is clear that a lot of people struggle at this time in their life. Leave a comment below with how you’re feeling about the gap between youth and adulthood and the things you are struggling with, and although I am no expert, I will try to cover these topics in a series of blog posts.