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What is Winning It?

Hello and welcome to my first blog post! I can't believe I am finally getting round to doing this. I know it sounds so cliche but blogging is something I have been thinking about doing for YEARS, and I've finally grown the balls to just do it!

A bit about me

My name is Poppy and I am a 23-year-old (24 in less than a week, I feel very old!) girl from the Midlands. I recently graduated from the University of Sheffield with a Psychology degree and spent some time working in London after graduation in a job that I hated. I'm now living back at home and have decided to go back to university in September to study for my masters degree.

Who is this blog for?

When I first graduated I was completely lost, I'd gone from a safe university bubble to being thrust into the big wide world with little to no knowledge of what the hell I wanted to do in life. I feel like most people feel this way, but no one really tells you about it. It's so easy to see other people who know what they want to do and just assume that that has to be you too, but it doesn't! It's totally ok to just not know and to take some time to figure it out. As someone who just followed the crowd and moved to London because it was 'what all graduates do' I can assure you that it is more than ok to take some time, and it will probably benefit you in the long run if you do. When I was in this position I wish I had had someone to tell me that all the things I was feeling were normal. So that is what I have created this blog for. I've had this idea for ages that I want to create a place on the internet for confused 20-somethings (or any age, we don't judge here) to come to and hopefully relate to a girl who is just trying to stay afloat in a crazy world. Whether it's struggling to get a graduate job, navigating the dating scene, or trying to figure out who you are in a world that wants you to fit a mould, I'm here to help you through the stresses of this confusing stage of life that no one prepares you for.

Why Winning It?

If I had a pound for every time I said I was winging something I would never have to work a day in my life. As that is not how life works, here I am writing this blog about the ups and downs of my life, hoping to help someone else along the way. As I get older, I'd really like to try and do more 'Winning It' rather than just winging everything, so I'm manifesting that through this blog in a hope that the Universe will bring it my way (and hopefully your way too!)

So with all that being said, I hope you will enjoy following along with whatever I get up to trying to navigate life and start doing more winning and less winging! Please let me know if there is anything specific you would like to see because I'd love to hear from you!


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