"It’s surprisingly easy to feel alone and isolated, even when surrounded by classmates, colleagues, friends, and even family", writes Marcelo Goldmann. Pic: Unsplash.com/Malte Wingen.

Hi, 5 reasons to stay optimistic about your life after the University

Student life is not always easy, you can sometimes feel disillusioned with your university life or perhaps you feel anxious about leaving university for fear of the real world.
However, there are good reasons to remain optimistic about the future.

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Text Marcelo Goldmann

It’s temporary

A Spanish proverb says: “There is no evil that lasts 100 years”. University is quite the opposite of evil, but it does end. So enjoy it for what it is: a fleeting experience which serves as a training ground for the world, after which you will possess tools to start building your bright future.

The best is yet to come

The years in the university are the most fun, no doubt about it. You meet a lot of people and frequent social events like never before. However, the years after the university are the most satisfying. Not only will you still be very young, strong, and beautiful, but you will also have a very good idea of who you really are and what you really want. At that point, you will be free to pursue your life goals.

Your true friends will remain close

Let’s face it: most people you meet won’t be your friends forever. Some relationships will last longer than others, but most will be lost to time. However, those few deep connections you made along the way will last a lifetime. Your true friends will remain in your heart and you in theirs no matter the time or place.

A job is very fulfilling

Feelings of confusion or lack of purpose can occur during your studies. It’s easy to lose sight of the things that matter. However, this, too, will pass. Once you’re finished, whether you choose a company job or entrepreneurship, entering the working life will give you a sense of purpose and vast satisfaction. At the very least, getting paid after years of student financial aid (opintotuki) will feel wonderful.

You are not alone

It’s surprisingly easy to feel alone and isolated, even when surrounded by classmates, colleagues, friends, and even family. However, remember that everybody is also struggling to find their place in life and be happy. We are all on the same boat, doing our best.

Published 7.11.2019 in 4/2019

Marcelo Goldmann

A Doctor of Chemical Engineering from the University of Oulu. "Life is like a rubber duckie, you gotta keep it afloat to see its splendor." Instagram: @marcelogman

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