If you have received a message from me and/or you've read my social media posts, then you'll know about this already, but for those who don't, I have a special announcement!


I have officially graduated with a 2:1 in (BA Hons.) Politics and Sociology at the University of Leeds!

I am thrilled!

All my hard work has paid off!


I am very happy.

Despite my ups and downs and my stressful moments, I am glad I have made it through!

I have been through so much, and a lot of people I met at university put me through so much bad stuff.  I was going to write a post coming clean about my issues at university, but since receiving my result I don't want to write about that anymore. This is my moment now and I want to enjoy it.  I kind of dealt with those issues anyway by keeping my distance from people who didn't want to see me happy.

A while ago I wrote about the notion that if you work hard to get a 2:1 it means you're a bit boring.  Well, if certain idiots people want to think I'm boring then so be it but I have worked hard to achieve my educational goal and I am so proud of myself!  I don't care what others think of me at all!

After all that I've been through (what people put me through) at school, sixth form and university, I am so glad to have achieved a 2:1.  It's like the icing and the cherry on top of a very delicious cake.  Also, this shows that I'm living proof that no matter what adversities you've been through in your childhood and in your life, you've got the ability to achieve anything you want (as long as it's realistic) and if that means achieve a 2:1 in a degree at a Russell Group, then so be it.

The sky's the limit, and I now believe that I can achieve what I want to achieve, and I am capable and able to do so.  I am now confident in my abilities.   I'm not some stupid failure who's good for nothing.  I'm smart, strong, independent, intelligent, diligent, conscientious, bright, confident, assertive, bubbly and ambitious.

I love learning, but I've had so many issues within the education system (not university.)  However, I'm glad: finishing university is the end of the era of full-time education, and it's nice to end my education on a high.

What would I like to do now?  Well, I would like to get a job in marketing, PR and communications and I've been applying for roles up and down the country.  I've even had a few interviews.  I'd like to stay in Leeds or move to Manchester, but I'll go where-ever my next career opportunity takes me.  As for education, I don't know if I would study a Masters/Postgraduate course.  I wanted to study a Postgraduate course in Magazine Journalism but that would mean more debt and I just don't have the money.  I want to train up as a journalist so I'm exploring my options.  I could study an accredited Postgraduate course in Journalism or I could train up at a training centre.  For now, I'm looking to kick-start a successful career in media, marketing and communications and make some money.

I'll see what happens, but right now I feel so proud of myself, and I shall always be proud of this moment.

Bring on the graduation ceremony!

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