I'm now into my second year as a working person (I say person, as I definitely don't feel like an adult) and thought I'd share my thoughts (you could even call them life lessons) with you, on life after further education.
A weekend with no plans is actual bliss. Loud clubs, late nights and poorly heads VS well rested and binge watching Gilmore Girls = No competition. Plus the occasional night out you go on will either be a) more fun as you haven't done it in a while or b) a reminder you how great your life and bank balance is now you've stopped going out every week/night.
Nobody actually cares what you do/say/wear! They're too busy thinking about themselves. (To be honest, this still counts at uni too.) What counts now is how you act! If you're hard working and dedicated, no one will care if you have your hair scraped up and no make-up on.
Building up a savings is hard, but you should always try and save as much as you can each month.
Reading is actually really fun, when it's not forced.
A 10am lecture is not early. Starting work at 7am is. Speaking of which, there are two 7 o'clocks in a day, just F.Y.I.
Having lots of Facebook friends doesn't mean you have lots of friends. Culling my friends list was the most cathartic thing I've done. A good rule of thumb is, if you don't recognise anybody in a picture, delete them.
You don't know how lucky you are with all the free time you get. One, three hour lecture a day is nothing; try an 8 hour day with an hour long commute, five days a week. However you do get a sense of pride for actually doing something with your time.
You'll realise that missing an episode of TV is not life or death! You may even find you don't have time for TV, and don't even miss it.
Your first job may not be your dream job, but take what you can! It's tough at the moment and any source of income is important. You can always apply for other things after.
There's more to life than make-up, hair, clothes and shoes! (Who knew!)
The real world isn't that bad!