Firstly let’s rewind to when I finished my degree. Finishing University was weird. I had no idea what I wanted to do next, I was feeling every emotion, and it was difficult from having that independence of moving away to having to go back home with my parents again. Plus I was leaving everything I knew and my world that I had created behind. I never wanted to pursue going back for another year of study.
Now fast forward 2 years later and I am
going back to University!
The only difference this time around is that I will be studying whilst at home, and that instead of a degree I will be completing a Masters.
I can’t even believe that I have been able to have the opportunity to do this. It is one of the most exciting but scary challenges I will yet face (dramatic to say the least). I will forever be grateful for being accepted and for this next chapter of my life.
However, going from full time work back to University will be a massive change. My current job is full on all the time, its demanding and both physically and mentally challenging daily (sounds great I know). There are also positives with my job and I have learnt so much and grown as a person, but I know my masters is what I am meant to do. Then where that takes me will be where I want to go.
It is so easy to jump into any job when you finish University and stay stuck in a rut, but I know there is more to life and much more I want to achieve. There is so much in me to give to the world and boy am I ready to give this masters my all.
The only problems and this is entirely my fault are I have put too much on myself as usual. By this I mean I will still be working part time (down to two days), I am currently undertaking driving lessons and then alongside all this will be completing a Masters. Even with all this going on I understand that I will always prioritise my masters, and if it gets to the point where everything is too much then I will consider making changes. This could include quitting my job to focus solely on my studying. But I will cross that bridge when I get there (if I ever do).
If you are thinking about completing a masters then I would say that deciding on where to study is crucial. This is similar to when you are choosing a degree. However, with a masters this is something more final, in comparison to a degree which is more broad and open.
Therefore, I definitely recommend doing your research on what is around including; topics, area and whether you would want to move out again (if you can financially support it) or stay at home like I am doing. This is how you will experience whether that is where you want to be and you get to talk to people at that University or in that area.
Anyway this is just more of a little update as I have been super busy, but I have some other posts I want to post about things I want to achieve and a week in my life coming soon.
Thanks for reading my thoughts on
Going back to University
Gemma Jayne x