I just want to start off this post by thanking everyone who gave my first blog a read. I am so overwhelmed with all the comments and messages I received from my first post. I seriously thought that maybe 5 people would read it, but I got like 10 (just joking, got a few more than that!!). Anyways, I am super excited for where this is going and I hope you are too!
Last week was my first week back at uni and I am already stressed. I have to admit, I have a pretty chill timetable and only have to be at uni twice a week, BUT this does not mean I have any less work (other education students can agree with this). I have spent this last week organising myself, writing EVERY single due date and important date in my diary and tossing up whether to buy that super expensive textbook or not (will I really use it? Let’s be honest here). My parents can contest that I am a very organised person, but I only stay organised to make myself feel better. Being organised makes me feel like I can do anything. That I am on top of the world. That I will get that HD. But in reality, this is far from the truth.
I work super hard to get decent-good grades. I am that student who spends hours trying to perfect that assignment. Finishing my assignments, a week before they are due (over-achiever), to give me enough time to proof read. This is the aim. This barely happens. But the thought is there. I am an almost last minute assignment writer. As in, I finish the assignment a day or two before it’s due. I’m sure most people reading this can relate to this!
My views of university were challenged when attending college in America. Sorry to any American friends reading this, but college is super easy compared to university here in Australia. However, I found the courses I took to be a lot more relatable, interactive and enjoyable than the courses I have taken here in Australia. Although I don’t 100% agree with the American college system (all those general education courses!!), I think they have it right. Except the cost of college, that is just ridiculous.
BUT my college experience has made me appreciate university here in Australia a lot more. I am super privileged to be able to attend university and pursue the career I have always dreamt about. I’m sure many others (like me), complain, moan and repeatedly say that you’re going to drop out and just work full time (seems like the easier option). However, we should be grateful that we are given this opportunity and take every opportunity thrown our way. If you are able to study abroad – DO IT. If you’re able to volunteer for something relating to your course and career – DO IT. And just enjoy your university/college days. It will be over as soon as you know it and soon you will be forced to become a proper adult and actually work full time and save for a house, car, buy food, pay bills etc. It’s a scary world out there.
Good luck to everyone heading back to uni, school (you should be more than settled in now) or a new job – shout out to you KK, you go girl! XX