Some of you may, and some of you may not know but I will be starting university in April.
I decided this during lockdown, as this was a wish of mine before, but I never thought to really “go for it”. You know I had a job which took 90% of my time, why would I?
Well, as we all know too well March came and chaos with it. Between the cleaning and the over-thinking I thought “why not have a look at studying again?”. Was I, now 30 and in the midst of not knowing whether I would still have that financial security, gonna really just hope for the best?
Let me tell you, that’s not like me. So I did my research, asked to all my graduated friends a million questions and set my heart to it. And about a month ago I officially enrolled and in April I’m about to embark into my studies.
To say that I’m over the moon with my decision it’s an understatement. And apparently it’s common in students, so much they call it the “honeymoon phase”. Anyways, I have fully enrolled, contacted my head of department and also tried to already see if I could start on reading any material available. Yes, I’m one of those people and always will be.
Anyway, there’s something pretty great about returning to study when you are older.
First of all, I have a new perspective on actually studying subjects that I thought weren’t worth my time. Let’s face it, when you are 14 all you want is to get over with it, unless like me, you spent your afternoons reading. Even then, I didn’t use to study that much. I used to read more for my personal knowledge.
Secondly, time management. I mean, thank you mother Hecate for having given me the gift of being OCD. Cos let me tell you people, if you do not know how to time manage yourself you will not be able to juggle studying and work. And over the years I had work that kept me super busy and I had to schedule my time properly. ( For context I used to manage 4 sites and an overall of 30 baristas and then a whole site alone).
Thirdly, savings & budgeting. I mean, university is not cheap even with a Student Loan. Thanks to furlough, work in general and not going out I managed to save enough in the case things gets worst. I also didn’t normally spend in general, unless it was to get tattooed, so I always managed to save a good chunk a month.
Budgeting has helped too. Knowing where your money goes or needs to go can help you set aside the right amounts and be prepared. Seriously, like meal planning, budgeting is a game changer.
Anyway, as I said before, I cannot wait to start. It was a life dream before and I cannot contain how excited I am to be studying something I really love.
Watch this space, because you will hear more about it for sure!