Final Year Struggles

Friday, 4 March 2016

The countdown is on. 138 days. When you say it like that, you realise that it's no time at all.

138 days until I graduate, and university will officially be over. And out into the real world I go. The last four years, and the most important experience of my life, have whizzed by in such a blur.

In the meantime though, I have 138 days of being a final year student. Which I can only describe as an experience. And not one that I'd ever necessarily wish to repeat.

How I long for those carefree days of first year, where I could spend a whole day in bed, nursing a hangover and binge-watching my Friends box set. Nowadays, it's impossible to take a break without experiencing The Guilt.

The Guilt is hands-down the worst aspect of final year life. It's the constant nagging feeling that you should be doing work. The Guilt can and will strike at any time. When you're at your job, when you're meeting a friend for coffee, even when you decide to have an early night to recharge your batteries, BAM, the Guilt.

And once the Guilt has got you, the only solution is to drop everything and start doing work. Even if you're not actually being all that productive.

That being said, procrastination becomes a skill worthy of your CV. You're forever finding new and creative ways to put off getting stuff done. I've even been known to start cleaning just so that I don't have to look at seminar reading, or write up some interview notes.


As well as all of this, your caffeine consumption skyrockets, nights out are few and far between and your sleeping pattern becomes a thing of the past.

On the plus side though, only 138 days to go!

Do any of these sound familiar to you too?!

Sian Kathrine xo


  1. Yes!! Some of these sound very familiar to me! The constant feeling of being worried I should be working completely consumed my life to the point where I had to take a good few months to recharge once I had submitted my final piece. I'm just thankful that it was worth it in the end! :-)

    1. Haha, bless you! Yeah I feel like I'm going to be the same, my last deadline isn't until the beginning of June and I think it's going to take me until at least September to recover! xo