What Is Life Really Like After University?

woman-notebook-working-girlIf you are reading this, we can only presume that you are a few terms away till graduating, finishing your thesis, or gearing up to graduate. You’ve already ordered your gown, booked your gown and are currently mustering some words to add to yourFacebook profile caption when you get to finally post your graduation photo online, FINALLY. I know, It’s a wonderful feeling. You are finally about to graduate. The feeling is unexplainable. Its a mixture of pride, happiness and accomplishment. 

With all these feelings, I can’t help to mention that there is also a feeling of anxiety that comes with it. Yes, you are about to enter the big bad world of adulthood. But in order to be sure of having a smooth landing, I have come up with a few truths that come with entering the real world.

Ignore What Bitter People Say

I am not going to tell you that the real world will be strawberry fields forever–Beatles reference. However, it can be fun if you want it to be. Multiple times you are going to meet a lot of grumpy people who dislike their lives and drag their feet the whole time at work. Ignore these people. Your job can be enriching, satisfying and meaningful. It all stems on your attitude towards it.

Stay On Top Of Your Paperwork

The inevitable has come! Taxes, 401K enrollments, healthcare forms and oh god..paying rent. We all have to all start from somewhere. Get ahead and get organized.

Don’t Compare Yourself To Others

I feel as if everyone who graduates then goes to Europe for their master degree or lands an awesome job in a multinational company. These people make it seem so easy. Sometimes you will pretend to be super proud of them but really, there is a hint of jealousy in there. Don’t allow social media do this to you. Live your best life. A life that fits your means.

Your Major Will Not Matter Sometimes

This realization might shock recent graduates that end up getting a job that has no connection to their major. That’s why life skills are way more important. Don’t worry too much though. You have plenty of time to figure out your true passion, build a business and grow a family.

**All photos and video were taken with a Sony A6000**

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The Next Chapter | I GRADUATED!


Last Saturday, June 26, you can probably tell(from the title of this post& my IG account) that I hit a major milestone in my life, I graduated! I graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Architecture from a Lasallian school in Manila, Philippines. I am still on a graduation high(writing this June 27 while waiting for my flight)that literally nothing can bring me down(not even a 3-hour wait at the airport). 

I am just so thankful to have had a good group of friends who did everything to push each other to do our very best in Uni, to share secrets to, to celebrate successes with and to crying to each other for whatever reason. But I am equally thankful for my professors and mentors for guiding me through my early stages of architecture school till the very end. But more importantly, I am most thankful for my parents for funding my education(because architecture school ain’t cheap) and for allowing to follow my dreams.


I am currently doing freelance architectural work for residential homes in the meantime, while working a bit more on my blog and trying out Youtube since I plan to stay home for a few months since I have been away for 5 years(I really missed my bedroom). But Architecture will ALWAYS be my first love and I can’t wait to see where this massive lump of love will take me. Up and up!

** All photos and videos were taken using the Sony A6000 **

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