quarter life crisis

Facebook reminded me that it’s been just a little over a year since I officially graduated from university and it’s going to be almost a year since I landed in the adult working world. How time flies. Every year, it seems we end up in a different situation, a different life, despite the date being…Continue Reading “The Quarter Life Crisis: 2018 Going On 2019”

how to budget

I started getting serious about budgeting and managing my finances in general back in late 2015 when I was at university, an international student in Malaysia. And it was all thanks to personal finance blogs I happened to find on the internet. Before that, I only knew whatever my parents had told me about money:…Continue Reading “How To Budget If You Are Just Getting Started (My Secret!)”

Disclaimer: Please do not generalise my statements in this article. To be honest, I was tempted to title this: ‘The Real Financial Life of a Working Young Adult from a Middle-Income Family in Mauritius’ but it’s just way too long, despite being a more accurate description. Anyway, you get the idea.  Last month, I wrote…Continue Reading “How I Save Money As A Working Young Adult In Mauritius”

Being an international student on the other side of the globe (and in my case, on the other side of the hemisphere), compels you to cut down on what you have. Students may have a few more kilos allowed on the plane, but you can’t bring your whole house with you. I threw away and…Continue Reading “10 Things I Can Live Without, Despite What Society Says”

mistakes

Author’s note: Honestly, it was painful for me to write this blog post. It hasn’t even been one year since I graduated from university. That’s why I kept pushing the deadline… It was originally due on the 15th, as I’ve decided to publish 2 articles a month (or basically every 2 weeks) as from now!…Continue Reading “5 Mistakes I Made Right After Graduating From University”

slow down and chill

Ever heard of the expression, ‘good things come to those who wait’? I would like to change it ever so slightly and give you this advice instead: ‘good things come to those who take it slow.’ If you find yourself being constantly stressed out and overwhelmed at work or at school or in your life in general,…Continue Reading “Why You Need to Slow Down to Live a Better Life”

chinese mauritians

Who are you? It’s a question that haunts us at every stage of our life; a question we’re all desperate to find the answer to, while we navigate this world, sandwiched between what society feeds us and our own interpretation of our experiences. We’ve constantly been shaped, genetically, environmentally, psychologically. For a long time, after I…Continue Reading “On Cultural Identity: Who am I? A Chinese Mauritian.”

It’s been about 7 months since I’ve entered the working world or the #worklife or what you would call ‘finally being an adult’.

And let me tell you, as someone who has studied abroad and has then returned to her home country to work, it hasn’t been easy. Things have been great sometimes, but they have also been harsh. Unforgiving. Shocking. Lonely.

The transition from being a university student to being a competent adult in the working world comes with a lot of expectations, mainly from your elders, but also from your ‘successful’ friends on social media, and eventually, from yourself. (Yes, and you are the worst critic of yourself!)

This year so far has been filled with difficult times for me, but in the end, you always learn something from painful experiences. Thus, I came up with this list, pieces of advice I wish I’d followed before starting my work life after university.

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Depression is a personal battle. Each of our experience is unique, despite the basic symptoms being laid out in the DSM-V. Sometimes, it’s hard to figure out what’s happening to us on our own. How do you really know if you are depressed? Are you genuinely sick or just exaggerating? Is it a phase? Will…Continue Reading “Depression: How It Feels Like & What To Do About It”