After finishing high school, I walked straight into undergraduate study. As a lover of words and history, I thought that an arts degree was the perfect fit despite the stigma around its practicality. I began my course thinking I was going to specialise in psychology and creative writing and ended up graduating with majors in history and anthropology because I’m nothing if not indecisive. Despite my change of mind, my endeavours with creative writing never stopped. I am currently working on editing the manuscript of my first novel.
I attempted post-graduate study twice and was successful once. The first time I lasted three days, the second time, I completed a Graduate Diploma in Museum Studies which is now a career I am now pursuing.
However, it is not the only thing I’m pursuing. My eggs are in many different baskets so to speak, I want my life to be filled with many different jobs and opportunities. My interests have taken me outside of the “regular” approach to a career. I value my own intuition and ability to make interesting and thoughtful decisions about my dreams, capabilities and what I want to explore next.
It’s easy to write about this like it was all fun and dandy, but I spent a lot of time questioning myself and worrying if I had failed. That’s why the Graduate’s Guide is so important to me. I want to help create a safe place where we can smash glass ceilings and break down barriers. There isn’t just one way to do life and success can look like a thousand different things. I know from experience that the years after graduation are the best time to chase your dreams and stumble into greatness, even if it looks unlike anything you’ve dreamed of before.