If you read my previous post, I mentioned in it that I will be graduating in a few months from now, July to be precise. And it suddenly dawned on me that my wonderful time here at the University of Leicester has nearly come to an end. I put on some sad music and bawled my eyes out as I snuggled under a thick blanket of nostalgia, reminiscing the good old days I have spent here. Must I be so dramatic? Yes I must. I live off of drama!
Jokes aside, I don’t really know what I am going to do after university. And I have learnt that it’s okay to not have a perfect pro-graduation plan. It’s okay to want to take some time off and think about what it is that you want to do. It is important to do what you love and if it is going to take some time to find out what you love doing, so be it. University teaches us to do what we love and that is how it should be. I know I don’t want to do my Masters just yet. I’d like to work for some time and get some field experience. Besides, I would like to pursue a Masters in Business Administration and this particular course requires a certain number of years of work experience. So the criteria fits my plans for now. Also, I want to stay closer to my family for a while after graduation. If you are living away from home like me for university, you can relate to how emotionally draining it can be to not be and have your family around for months at a stretch. Skype calls every weekend can only do so much.
For the next few months I aim to focus all my attention on my dissertation. My meetings with my supervisor have been great so far and I feel positive about my work. I purposely chose optional modules that were both exam based so I had ample time in hand to concentrate on my dissertation rather than worry about essay deadlines. My core module is an essay based module. However, it is due after the dissertation which is great. But it’s not all work and no play. My friend and I also want to do a bit of travelling during the Easter break. I am really looking forward to that!
To everyone out there in their final year too, I wish you all the best. I hope you have a wonderful last few months!