Ramblings on further studies

August 14, 2015

Just submitted 10 poems for my Creative Writing module's final assignments and I'm finally done with my final in-school semester! Well, I still have two more exams to go but I'm back here! Hopefully I'll be more active in the weeks to come but here's a mini update because I feel so guilty that I haven't been updating or replying to comments ugh. I've been soooo busy with school and I can say that I've put in the most effort this semester. Let's hope that it shows in my results :-)

Life has been pretty smooth-sailing generally in the recent months that I was missing in action. While there was a period of turbulence, I understand that a little darkness is sometimes needed for me to see the light. And I came out stronger than before, so why not right? God, sometimes I'm not used to myself being so positive hahaha!

Now that I'm done with my final assignments and have already settled my internship placement (I got my dream internship!!!), I'm beginning to worry about university admission. This is something that has been bugging me for quite some time because I wasn't even sure if I wanted a degree in the beginning but since diplomas are kind of "the new O Level cert", I guess I need to up my game.

However, I always knew that money will be an issue so my plan was to start working before I start studying again. I thought I'd naturally decide on something once I start working but now that I'm so close to entering the workforce, the future seems a little too blurry for my liking. I'm someone who likes things structured and I want to set goals for myself to lead a fulfilling life so I feel rather uncomfortable that I haven't got anything to look forward to.

Now I'm fretting over what to study. Literally every lecturer I've met for the past five semesters said to not do another communication or media degree because ultimately, we'll be repeating what we've been doing. I've checked several brochures from different universities and what the lecturers said is kind of true but what if that's the only thing I'm interested in?

I don't see myself being in another industry other than media and I can't see myself studying something I barely have interest in either. I know most graduates go on to study social sciences or even business management but I'm not 100% sure that I'll have as much passion in other courses as I have in Mass Comm right now. To make matters worse, I'm limited by my lack of interest in mostly anything else, financial capabilities and an average GPA.

I honestly don't have a lot of options but I've cut them down to a few choices:

  • Major in Communication, minor in Psychology
  • Major in Communication, minor in Sociology
  • Major in Sociology, minor in Communication
  • Major in Sociology, minor in Psychology
  • Major in Psychology, minor in Sociology

I guess I'll just be playing around with these three courses but I still need more time to weigh the pros and cons of each option and also if I think I can handle a double degree. I don't want to go into something without the drive to do well and waste my time. Thank god I'm taking a two year break to work before going back to studies so hopefully I'll have my life figured out by then.

Oh, whatever. Not that anyone on this platform cares much about my concern for my future hahaha. I promise I'll be back with better posts soon! I have lots of ideas but most of them are half-assed posts sitting in my drafts. I guess I'll refine them and post them soon hehe. Stay tuned!

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  1. Teach me write poem leh...how about a friendly valentine day message...(is there such a message??? friendly is because she read liao dun feel so stress mah)...for a girl I admire ;-)