14 Signs You’re A Graduate Who’s Still Not Over Being A Student
For those who graduated last year, 2017 marks the first year in which you are officially no longer a student. But what if you’re still not ready?
1. You only just realised how much independence you actually had at university.
And you’re wishing you hadn’t taken it for granted as much.
I miss uni like I actually miss independence and cooking fish fingers and pasta
— Melanie (@johnlikescats) January 6, 2016
2. You want it to still be perfectly normal to sleep all day even though you have loads of other things to do.
3. Or to eat the same things for every meal of the day. Every day. Without shame or judgement.
4. You miss living so close to all of your uni friends.
No more spontaneous, cheap student nights out and impromptu movie nights…
5. You even sort of miss your student house too.
As cold, basic and messy as it was, at least it was yours.
6. You’ve still not learned to be OK with having to pay full price for things.
7. And you need the council to understand that just because you’ve graduated it doesn’t mean you can afford council tax now.
8. You miss the days of going to the shop in your pyjamas to buy essentials like milk, bread and vodka.
And nobody cared because they were all doing the same.
The thing I miss most about uni is the fact it's no longer acceptable to go to the shop in my pyjamas. Being an adult is no fun.
— Emma (@ejverx) September 28, 2014
9. You’ve come to accept that maybe 9am starts weren’t that bad after all.
Not now you’ve realised that graduate working life entails even earlier starts, longer days and so much more responsibility.
10. You can’t kick the habit of splitting your year into semesters.
11. And you’re still subconsciously waiting for your next half term.
12. Not to mention your next student loan.
Because you can barely look at your bank account these days.
13. You just need to be able to use being a student as an excuse for avoiding adult responsibility again.
14. But most of all, you quite simply still don’t really feel like a graduate.
You might have that degree, you might even have that graduate job, but, inside, you’re still just a student who, given the chance, would carry on avoiding graduate life for as long as possible.