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10 Signs You’re a Graduate In Denial

Graduating can be exciting as well as daunting. The prospect of not knowing what you’re going to be doing for the rest of your life is a pretty scary thought, especially if you’re not quite ready to give up the student lifestyle to become a mature, sensible adult.

Watch out for these tell-tale signs which show that you’re not quite ready for graduate life yet:

1. You use Dry Shampoo more than normal shampoo

Having absolutely no energy or time to wash your hair due to your hectic lifestyle of sitting on the sofa, you reach for that bottle of dry shampoo to make your hair look sparkling clean. But be warned, there’s only so long that you can get away with using Batiste Dry Shampoo as an alternative for washing like you have been doing for the last three years.

2. You still find yourself strolling to the shops in your onesie/pyjamas

You may have gotten away with walking to the shops in your pyjamas during university, but don’t be surprised if you get some very worrying looks if you do this as a graduate.

3. 11am is still early for you

You think that it’s acceptable to wake up at 11am and then wander around your house aimlessly… afraid not.

4. The only vegetables you eat are the potatoes in your chips

This one is pretty self-explanatory. Fresh fruit and vegetables cost more and have to be used by a certain date; planning meals ahead just isn’t possible with your busy schedule.

5. You still don’t feel entirely confident that your card won’t get declined when buying things

Every time you go to purchase something, you are secretly praying that your card doesn’t get rejected. And if this does happen, you just act normal and explain that you are going to a cash machine, and then never return.

6. Going out 5 times a week is still the norm

Your body probably hasn’t recovered from the night before, but you’re a trooper. And this means that you’re determined to go out five times a week., exactly like you did when you were still a student.

7. You constantly complain about having no money 

It has only been a week since receiving your monthly wage and you’re already complaining. Don’t panic, at least you spent it wisely! Alcohol, gig tickets and that must-have top you couldn’t resist were all absolutely essential.

8. You’re determined to keep the gas bill as low as possible

Even though winter has come, you’re adamant that the heating bill will not increase. So you’ll put on 3 hoodies, 5 pairs of socks, a scarf and blanket before you get into bed. You will not be defeated.

9. You trust a takeaway more than your own cooking

You purchase more takeaways than the average person as the food you cook only really looks appetizing to your dog. There’s also only so long that you can live off that out of date bread…

10. Somehow you’re still pulling all-nighters 

Just like when you were at university, you top up on ProPlus and prepare yourself for an all-nighter after failing to start a task two weeks before it was due. Time management only exists on CVs, after all.

We all have to move on from student life at some point, but keep fighting the good fight! You may have to cave and invest in some healthy food at some point though…

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