Weeks later, after an unexpected turn of events (thanks COVID-19), you get an email back saying that the program you've been chirping on about for weeks is cancelled. To say you're bummed is an understatement.
With many universities pushing back census dates, it may be tempting to defer your current semester. But just think...how awesome will it be to tell future employers that you were able to overcome the challenges as they arose.
Fundamentally, you define how I manage you. And I don’t mean that you get to sit down with me on day 1 and have a chat about how you would like to be managed. Whilst that sounds lovely, I would also argue it’s theoretical rubbish.
If we don’t have a ‘plan’ or feel lost, it can cause us to become quite tight-lipped in conversations about what the next few months look like … or it can lead us to avoid the chance of those conversations ever happening and slowly decline all social invitations until we find ourselves holed up for the 4th weekend in a row watching re-runs on Netflix...
It is so easy to become complacent and stop checking in on yourself – realising just how comfortable your pillow actually is and reinstating your dislike for any time before 11am. As I’ve discovered, however, this is a dangerous habit and attitude to get into and it is important to realise that the ownership of our future careers is in our own hands.