UPDATE : A REFLECTION ON MY UNIVERSITY EXPEREINCE

It’s been like 2 months since my last post and I have had a couple of people ask whether I have thrown in the towel on blogging. Which is not the case at all. I am happy to let you know that I am ok and just completed a chapter in my life and currently in that phase of contemplating “What next”.

HERE IS WHY I HAVE BEEN QUIET

So where do I even start from? I recently completed my degree in Business Economics and I am looking forward to my graduation in November. It has been a challenging year, to be honest. At some point, I really questioned myself as to whether this kind of stress was even worth it. Of course, it’s worth it to me. My degree is something I am proud of and much as my passion is in fashion I have now been trying to see how I can mix my financial/business knowledge together with my passion. I believe God will make a way, so I will commit my plans into his hands.

MY UNI EXPERIENCE

A little insight into my university experience. Looking back now, I can say that first year was my favourite and final year, of course, was the most challenging. I remember how I aced all my exams and assignments, coming out with a First class. I really enjoyed myself besides studying hard.

I wouldn’t have made it without the help of my two course mates. I might look like the socialite who finds it easy to make friends but honestly, I am so picky, and I didn’t want to end up with mates who are constantly partying every weekend because that was not my thing. Peer pressure is real in uni, and its so easy to flop a year if you are not careful. I also think in my case, going to uni at 23 was perfect because I was more mature and knew exactly why I was there. Having focus is important.

WHAT I HAVE LEARNT ABOUT MYSELF

I have always been an independent person because I went to boarding school since I was 13, so I have always been self-reliant. However, I feel uni was a whole different ballgame in the sense that I had to pay my own bills and budget the little I had ensuring I had enough to eat and money to spend. Mind you, the student loan is never enough. Before going to uni, people spoke so highly of it and I was just like, naaah you lot were selling me dreams. The whole time in uni taught me to learn to live within my means. Its so easy to splurge but before doing that, I had to make sure that the important things like bills were covered.

Living away from home made me more responsible. One funny thing I noticed was that some people in uni couldn’t do their own laundry and would go back home every weekend to have their mums do it for them. I can’t imagine doing that. It’s just so bizarre for me because I have always done my own laundry since I learnt how to. Anyway, That’s just one of the things.

I also learnt that I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Studying can be daunting as things get tough. It’s in those moments that giving up feels like an option. In my case, my faith kept me going. I kept reminding myself that I have got what it takes, and I could do it. Of course, after crying it out, I did pick myself up.

WHAT NEXT?

I am currently job hunting and moved back home – which has gone well so far. I have become so used to living alone so moving back, I was a little unsure about how I would cope but hey I love my family and I realised how much I appreciate them when I moved back. That job will come but for now am just glad I have accomplished my goal and excited for what’s to come.

Now that you have gotten an insight into my uni experience, feel free to share with me at least one memory you have of uni or college.

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