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26 Reasons Why Your First Summer as a Graduate Is The Worst

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1. You suddenly realise uni is over.

2. There were times when you couldn’t wait for it to end, but now it has, it’s weird.

In a very, very bad way.

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3. You’re not going back after the summer. This is actually it. 

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4. You have to say goodbye to your uni friends.

And hope you manage to stay in touch.

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5. And you are now officially about to start a life of 9ams. 

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6. You can’t enjoy the summer because you’re worried you’ll never get a job. 

Or a life. Or even a life plan. And you’ll probably just live with your parents forever.

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7. And your parents certainly don’t want you to enjoy it. 

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8. You want to travel but, of course, you have no money. 

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9. So instead you spend your time looking at your friends’ Instagrams of themselves by swimming pools. 

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10. The most frequent social interaction you get is from job sites you’ve signed up to. 

Usually about things you aren’t qualified for.

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11. You know you really need to get your shit together, but you’re also kind of still in student mode.

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12. You start to wonder how often graduates go out. 

Guessing it’s not multiple times a week like at uni.

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13. Part of you even begins to wish you could swap job applications for essays. 

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14. You realise how lucky you were to get away with being mostly unemployed for three years at uni. 

The good old days, when your occupation was: Full-time Student.

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15. Now, it feels like everyone around you is just waiting for you to get a job. 

And every time you get home from an interview there’s a little bit more pressure.

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16. But you also feel loads of pressure to be out enjoying the last big summer holiday you’ll ever have. 

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17. And even though you really want a job, getting one means cutting the summer short. 

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18. Facebook becomes full of people doing better than you. 

Talking about their First Class degrees, big job offers, post-grad acceptances or festival plans. Meanwhile, you’re on the sofa.

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19. And you see statuses about people excited to start uni in September and hate them.

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20. Almost as much as you hate yourself for not sorting out a grad scheme while you were still at uni.

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21. You begin to worry about how you can fund anything without a student loan, or student discount. 

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22. And the reality of tax, and eventually paying back your loans, begins to hit you. 

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23. You just don’t know what you want to do with your life, but it’s time to actually do something about it. 

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24. And it’s hard to explain your future plans to people who keep asking. Because there AREN’T any. 

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25. You can’t wait for this first summer as a graduate to be over. 

It gets easier, right??

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26. Because this is pretty much where you’re at right now. 

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