Your time in university is one of the most fun periods in your life – to start with, you finally leave home.In the four or five years there, you will make new friends and do things on your own terms for the first time in your life.
But nothing prepares you for the switch-up that happens when you get to final year.All of a sudden, nobody wants to flex anymore. Even your most playful friends are suddenly serious. It just feels like life increased the difficulty level to “Very Hard”.
Take it from someone who knows. Your final year in University is the first year of the rest of your life.After years of evading it, you finally have to confront the thought of what comes after school. Getting through university is no longer the focus, you now have to decide what comes next and what you intend with the rest of your life. Congratulations, shit just got real.
Everyone expects you to have a plan for your future.Every single person in your life, from the OPC guy at the end of your street to the Ibadan uncle who has no intention of helping you, will ask you questions like ‘Where do you want to work?’ ‘Do you want to do your masters?’ Nobody cares if you’re still thinking. This life is really just a pressure-cooker and guess what? Someone just turned the power on and poured jollof rice ingredients on your head.
It’s when all your hens come home to roost.
It’s one long year of living with all the decisions you’ve made through the last three or four years. Remember that time you skipped a test to go on a road trip? That’s why your CGPA looks like it needs a blood transfusion. In the immortal words of J.Cole, “choose wisely”.