The best things about life as a graduate

Student life was a lot of fun and if I’m honest I do miss it. However, life as a graduate isn’t too bad so I need to start appreciating my life as it is now. I have been out of university for just under a year now and here are the three main things that…

My ‘no spend’ month

What is a no spend month? A no spend month (or week, day etc) can be defined in a few different ways. For me, my no spend month was defined as not spending any money on non-essential items such as groceries or essential toiletries. This means, no eating out, no buying clothes or make-up, no…

Summer holidays on a budget

I’ve recently booked a holiday to Rome in the summer. Although I am on a pretty tight budget at the moment I was determined to make it happen. Here are some tips for planning a summer break on a budget: Book now! A big money saver, in my experience, is booking well in advance. Don’t…

What about what everyone expects me to do…?

It’s hard trying to do what you really want to do without feeling like you’re letting people down and not doing what is expected of you. A ┬álot of the time I find that people are expected to go to university, get a nice office job, work, get married, retire. That’s it. There’s nothing wrong…

Resilience when you just keep getting rejected

Resilience is one of those buzz words that I didn’t really understand for a while. I always saw it on graduate recruitment sites and applications. I sometimes wrote a half-hearted answer in an application about something that didn’t truly reflect what resilience now means to me in day to day life. Resilience is so important…