A Letter To My Postgraduate Future Self

UNI LIFE Dec 07, 2016 8 Comments

A Letter To My Postgraduate Future Self

You may see me struggle but you will never see me quit. – Anonymous

Dear future me,

Hope you’re doing well in your new postgraduate life. How’s it like? The freedom? Your new job (Do you help people as you always wanted?)? I hope you’re doing what you want – what you love. Because in this time, some of us don’t do what they love or what they always wanted to do. Which is quite sad isn’t it? But it’s not what I want to tell you about. Today, I would like to share with you a few lessons and some tricks that may come in handy when you’ll feel like losing your financial freedom or just don’t know what to do next. Because it happens to best of us.

I know that it sounds weird that I should tell you how to live the (future) life, and maybe you’re completely fine and enjoy your fulfil life. Well, as you may know, I am a quite stubborn person, … but this is something I can’t explain.

Before I start, I want to tell you something. There will be a lot of good and bad decisions. And there will be also the worst decision you will feel bad about. But the point is, don’t. Firstly, it happens and at least you’ve tried and secondly, there are people who will cover your back.

Now, when you know how sentimental we both can be, let’s move to what I want to tell you.

First things first. There is something that scared almost every student that graduated from school: The job and how to actually find one. And what we will do, when we won’t find a good job? And when we don’t have a job after graduation, does it mean that we’re losers?

There will be a lot of good and bad decisions. And there will be also the worst decision you will feel bad about. But the point is, don’t.

To be honest, this is something that makes me scared too. I don’t want to lie to you that I know what I want to do after graduation. The thing is that most of us don’t know that but it doesn’t mean that ‘you are lame with no future.’ You need to understand (actually, me too) that nobody has all together every day and same goes for your job.

This is my advice to you. Just please, don’t believe when they say you have to grab every opportunity you get. Of course, nobody will tell you what is the wrong and what is the right opportunity. Just trust me when I say don’t forget your real worth.

Speaking of worth. If there is something I’ve learned from being in the university, please, if it’s possible never ever take out a loan. And if you will, make sure you’re able to give the money back. Listen, I know it’s hard to resist that amazing good-smelling book but it is not worth it, okay? There are so many ways how you can earn money and never take out a penny.

For example, you can always try to earn some money from your blog (if you’re still blogging) or sell some stuff you don’t need. Or, you can use your big potential and make something really great! Take your sewing, for example, you can sell sewing products on the internet or helping other people and make something nice for them.

See, there are a lot of things that can make you feel financially free. But you have to stop be so sceptical. Just because you can’t see it, it doesn’t mean it isn’t there.

My last thing, I want to discuss with you is planning. I know how much you hate this word… I know that but keep reading, please. I am not going to tell you to plan your whole life because this is something that I honestly don’t understand. I always stick to the rule of being in the present moment. However, planning has something  special that makes me keep going in what I do and what I want to do. Try to plan at least your month in advance because it may come in handy. Trust me, I’ve been there.

One more thing before I send you this letter. Don’t give up, please! Don’t give up on anything – finding what you love or finding yourself – because one day you’ll find out that every effort you put out there worthed it.

Wish you so so much luck to your future life!

Best,

Lucie xx

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A Letter To My Future Postgraduate Self

Lucie

Twenty-year student based in the Czech Republic. She admires everything minimal and floral. And she is also a big bookworm.

8 Comments

  1. Alissa

    I’m pretty sure you’ll listen to your present self to achieve what you want in the future. This is a great letter where you can look at it back someday. 😀

    • Lucie

      Thank you, Alissa! I am so glad you like it because I think it’s important to understand our future plans and realize what is important for the future self. 🙂

  2. Yes, how fun when you get to look back at this letter! I’ve written similar ones to my husband and they both make me want to laugh and cry. haha Good luck to whatever your future holds!

    • Lucie

      Thanks Sarah! I think this is a good way how to realize some of your plans and thoughts for your future. 🙂

  3. Flavia

    I love the idea of writing a letter to your future self… I keep thinking how you’ll feel when you get to read this again in the future and how touching it will be to receive those lovely words of advice 😀

    • Lucie

      Thanks you, Flavia, for your kind words. 🙂 I am glad you like the letter and I am as interested as you. In my opinion, I will be crying as always. 😀 Have a nice day.

  4. Sami

    This was such a lovely read, thank you so much for this 🙂

    • Lucie

      Thank you, Sami, for your kind words. I am really glad you liked it.

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