Last week I was lucky enough to get to go along to the Concert Room of St George’s Hall (Literally one of the most beautiful rooms I’ve ever seen) for the launch of Sibro VR – a totally amazing experience! Sibro are a Liverpool company who specialise in using virtual reality equipment to supplement and improve the education experience for young people, which is something I support literally 1000%. They create immersive education experiences that multiple people can experience all at once, just using a VR headset and a pair of headphones.
So you’ve passed your degree, made it through graduation without tripping over your own feet, you have an actual adult job to go to Monday through Friday, but now what?
It’s a totally new frontier for most people, and one that none of our years of schooling and standardised testing and summer holidays have prepared us for. It’s been two years since I graduated and had to go out into the big, wide world, and upon reflection, these are the ten things I wish someone had let me in on before I became a real grown up. Or at least, the attempt of a real grown up that I am now.
Lets face it, whether you had to go back before New Year, or Monday the 5th was your day of sorrow, no one really wanted to go back to work after the Christmas break. Literally no one. The first Monday in January is supposedly one of the most depressing days of the year, and I can feel that. Having to get out of your warm, toasty bed or off the couch, put on real clothes and actually function wasn’t something I was really looking forward to either, but after getting back into the swing of things, I’m actually glad ( :o ) to be back at work. Here’s some of the reasons it isn’t the worst thing in the world being back on a 9 – 5.
1. Being back at work means seeing all your work friends and colleagues again (who you hopefully like – if not disregard this post!), having a good old catch up, and making some plans for 2015.
2. You have a routine again! As nice as endless days off snacking on Christmas food and watching Elf are, it’s also nice to have some sort of purpose to your day again…and also to know that its Tuesday, not Christmas Eve Eve, or The Day after Boxing Day. (Does anyone use real days of the week during the Christmas break? I felt like I’d had two and a half weeks of Sundays).
3. You can enjoy all the excess chocolate/cake/goodies that everyone in the office got over Christmas and now wants to share and get rid of because they have 8 boxes of Mint Matchmakers chilling in their cupboard and they really need the space back.
4. There’s a chance to re-live all the best parts of Christmas and New Year as you tell your highlights to co-workers. The part of New Year where the bar man gave you a free bottle of Moet sounds way better when you miss out the two hours you spent waiting for a taxi at half five in the morning.
5. Now that you’re back at a place where you have to wear something other than your Christmas PJs, you can wear all your cool Christmas presents, or try out your sale buys. I’ve worn new clothes every day this week and my desk now has a cute new Pop Vinyl Rocket the Racoon from Guardians of the Galaxy on it!
Even with all these reasons though….I’m still not stoked to be up at 6.50 everyday.
Sarah Louise x