I graduated with a Financial Management degree in college. I enjoyed studying it, but during my college days I wished I took a double degree in Applied Economics and Financial Management instead. But since I was in danger of not graduating on time (I shifted degrees during my second year), I had to settle for a single degree so I could graduate and work as soon as possible.
Now, it’s been two years since I graduated from college and after deciding that I really want to study economics, I took a big risk and applied for graduate school.
Yep, I am studying abroad.
At first, I wasn’t even sure if I would get accepted because of my grades but I tried applying anyway. I’m glad I did because when I got my letter, I was so delighted to find out that I had been accepted! The application process felt like a dream but now that I got my acceptance letter and scholarship certificate, everything feels legit. I’m currently busy with my requirements for my student visa, but so far everything is going well.
I’ve also filed a resignation from my current job, and I’m only staying until the last week of July. After that, I’m going to rest for a month before school starts in September. I still don’t know what’s going to happen but I’m very excited because I’m going to study something that I’ve always been interested in. Besides, I’ll experience so many changes in my lifestyle during my stay there. I admit that I’m living an easy life here at home; my siblings and I can do things for ourselves if we want to but we always have other people to do those things for us. But when I leave, I will have to learn how to live alone and be independent. I am already learning how to do certain chores to make my life easier when I’m there. And since I’m going to live in the university dorm, it will also be my first time to share a room with somebody else (and a stranger at that!). As I said, I will really have to make lots of adjustments but I think this change is for the better because I will have to learn how to be responsible sooner or later, and it’s best to learn these things while I’m still young. I’m very excited to see what these new experiences are going to teach me.