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A lot can happen in 24 hours

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So after blogging yesterday about going back to school, I received a lot of supportive comments on the blog and while in some regards it put my mind at ease, there was still something niggling at the back of my mind. Blame it on being sick and away from work since Wednesday or just flu-brain {if there’s such a thing} but I kept wondering how I was going to cope with 3 nights a week of uni plus exercising 6 mornings, working 5 to 6 days full time, hiking and camping on some weekends, blogging and still finding time to catch up with my friends each week.

I figured I’d go for the first week and see what the assignments were like and if I could cope. But a lot can happen in 24 hours.

Then I went to work this morning and was having a chat with my boss who was startled {like most people} when I told him I was doing the course full-time. He asked me a question which made me think. Really think. He asked why I needed to do a full time load. And you know what? I had no answer to that.

Why did I need to finish this course in a year rather than a year and a half? There was no rush. There was no deadline. It’s not like when I did my psych postgrad as an international student and had no other choice but to do it full time. Now I have options. And I have a job I love.

I am doing the course because of my love for writing and my love to learn and develop. Yes, making a career out of it is there at the back of my mind but it’s not a career that has to start in June 2015! Basically, I want to enjoy the learning and the whole process. I don’t want to just go through week after week doing the bare minimum {like I’ve been guilty of doing through undergrad and some of my psych postgrad}

I thought about all this and much more on the drive back home and realised that even though I’ve taken Monday off work to get my student card and start uni, I could just go in, get the student card, suss out the place and the environment and officially start class on Tuesday {my elective was the Monday class}. Upon getting home, I made my decision. I withdrew from my elective and decided to do a part-time load. I can do this elective next Spring.

For now, I want to enjoy learning.

photo credit: Βethan via photopin cc

Until next time,

Cheers!!!

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  • Zita
    July 26, 2014 at 9:15 pm

    Good on you! Sounds like you’ve put good thought into this decision and I think you are probably right in now being able to really focus on your learning!
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  • Zita
    July 26, 2014 at 9:15 pm

    Good on you! Sounds like you’ve put good thought into this decision and I think you are probably right in now being able to really focus on your learning!
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  • simple girl
    July 28, 2014 at 8:09 pm

    Here in india some how part time courses are not yet in favor much .. it is great that you lightened the load.. looking forward to read about your experiences ..
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  • simple girl
    July 28, 2014 at 8:09 pm

    Here in india some how part time courses are not yet in favor much .. it is great that you lightened the load.. looking forward to read about your experiences ..
    simple girl recently posted…Trying to be sane…My Profile

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