There are a lot of things I thought I would get from university. Most of them didn’t show up. One of them was a matured tolerance to alcohol. Turns out when you have to drive 30 minutes to campus you can’t actually get smashed with your mates at the uni bar. I now see that this was a good thing but at the time it really ground my gears. After graduation it wasn’t the lack of drinking I was worrying about, it was my lack of life direction.
So I had my communications degree. What I didn’t have was a particularly specific life plan, but what 20 year old does? What I could see for my future was high heels, pencil skirts and a cubicle with a tonne of cute pictures pinned about my company-issued laptop. I’ve mulled on this a lot and I always find myself thinking about just how naïve I was. How could a smart, driven and educated woman girl see this as the be all and end all?