This entry just got to me today. Perfect quote for how I'm feeling. So this post is going to be filled with a lot of what's been on my mind lately.
So long story short I graduated from college in 2011 with my Bachelors and decided to go back for my Masters this year. Did you know that math and science classes have a 10 year limit? It was heartbreaking really because all of my core classes were taken in 2006. I would have to basically redo my entire Bachelors just to go ahead and get my Masters or go further. I feel like such a failure. Like I didn't try hard enough during my undergrad. I had so many ideas of what I could do that I never really decided on anything. I didn't put enough afterthought into what I wanted to do with my degree. I got As and Bs but for what? I have no direction. STILL have no direction, and now that I've found my direction I have to start all over! Ugh. Such a waste. So here I am lately full of fear and loathing and this is the quote for the day. Let's just say I needed it. And I realized that I've learned some things.
1) Go to college with a goal in mind on how you will use your degree. Don't be like me and spend more time NOT worrying about those things. Your degree should be a way to do better in a career. I just assumed without the extra effort. What was I thinking? Hindsight is 20/20.
2) Don't graduate and feel like you're done. Push forward. Do more. Volunteer! Shadow! Find a job that relates. Get out there! It's like I graduated and said "Thank you I'm done! Never doing this sh*t again." And it's catching up to me.
3) Have a plan. A one year plan. A 5 year plan. An 8 year plan. Yes all of the above. Ask yourself "What do I see myself doing in ___ days/weeks/months/year(s)?" What are you working towards? Where do you WANT to be at the end?
4) Take every chance. Drop every fear.
#4 is so much deeper to me now that I think back and wish that I had tried harder. But honestly there's nothing wrong with going back and wanting to do the right thing. It's not too late just because it's been so long, or that I have a daughter now, or the money. I take that back the money is a huge issue but doing things right this time involves actually finding and applying to scholarships. 50 x $1000 = $50,000 in scholarships. It's so possible to go back to school! I have to take every chance and opportunity thats out there. I have to drop every fear and just do it. Live my life for me; for my daughter.
Do you have any fears that need to be dropped? How are you taking every chance to better your life? Good luck!
I used my favorite brush pen from Crayola for the darker blue (seriously try them, so juicy). The lighter blue was written with a Copic Marker BG45. Accents were Tombow Dual Tip Brush Pens.