I graduated University in 2016 and went straight into the world of full time work. I didn’t fully know what I wanted to be when I grow up and to be honest, I still don’t know. However, I do know it’s ok to change your mind. My job had it’s interesting moments, but I knew that I didn’t want to keep doing it forever. So I changed my path and I’m going back to school.
It’s not because I have to, I don’t need a new degree for for a particular job - I just love learning. I like finding out about new things and using them to create and explore my own work. I like spending my time expanding my knowledge and where best to do that then in school.
There were several options before me when I made this decision, each with benefits and drawbacks. Do I chose to go back into full time education at University and complete a masters degree or begin a PGCE? Do I start from the beginning and start a whole new undergraduate programme? Perhaps I could look into apprenticeships or internships to try something new? Or do I begin a part time learning opportunity?
For me, I have so many passions and interests that I struggled to choose between them, but I eventually decided that at this time in my life a part time, home study, diploma programme was the most appropriate. This is an interesting option for people who can’t afford to fully go back to school; you can keep working and complete everything in your own time. This will give me a chance to see how I feel about this subject and whether I want to pursue it further.
So my first day is today and I’m not entirely sure how it works yet, but I’m very excited. To be part of a creative and stimulating educational environment again will be just the push I need to decide what I want to do next.
You are never too old or too far into something to simply change your mind. We currently live in a society where young people are made to feel that their decision they make at 16 of what they want to be when they grown up is definitive. That’s ridiculous!
I am 23 years old and i’m still learning. I know some people who have worked for years and are now pursuing new career paths. I know others who have been studying further education for their whole lives and are now leading experts in their field.
Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.
So I’m starting down my new path towards a new goal and I’m looking forward to the journey ahead. I know it will have its challenges but isn’t that what life is about? I don’t want to get so comfortable that I become complacent and lose my drive to improve and move up.
What will I be studying you ask? Travel and Tourism Journalism ✈️Let the excitement begin!