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16 Signs You`re a Graduate Who`s Still In Denial About No Longer Being a Student

After years of being in education, graduating is a surreal experience, and getting your head around the fact that you’re no longer a student can be a difficult task. If you recognise the following signs, there’s a good chance you’re still in denial about the whole thing.

1. You still think that you can live like a student.

Even if you’ve had to move back home.

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2. And act like one, too.

Where’s the harm?

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3. You secretly expect there to be another student loan instalment in your bank account every time you check it.

Any day now, surely?

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4. And you frequently forget that you are no longer eligible for student discount.

“It’s expired??!! Wtf. I had no idea…”

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5. You’re constantly wondering when the next half term starts.

It’s been a while, guys.

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6. And you’re still reeling from the shock of how expensive bills and taxes are.

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7. You felt like there must’ve been a mistake when the Student Loans Company contacted you about paying them back.

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8. And you’re still convinced that the best way to approach a task you don’t want to do is to pretend it’s not happening for as long as possible.

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9. You’ve managed to talk yourself out of applying for a job because you just don’t know if you’re ready for the responsibility involved.

That’s a lot of early starts…

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10. And whenever you receive a job rejection, there’s a really, really small part of you that’s secretly relieved.

“I needed more time to just do my own things for a while anyway…”

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11. Because you still sort of think of working adult life as part of your future, not your present.

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12. Seeing that some people on your course now have full-on graduate jobs confuses you more than anything.

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13. And you still feel that not knowing exactly what you want to do is a valid excuse not to do anything at all.

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14. Even if you have managed to land a graduate job, you’re not 100% sure you should be doing it.

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15. Because, in your head, you still haven’t really accepted that you’re not a student any more.

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16. And, to be honest, you’re not sure you’ll ever be able to.

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