So yesterday the last of my University career work was completed and we had our final year bachelor students exhibition opening. It’s a strange feeling of mixed relief and kind of an anti-climax in the end. Last year the build up to the end of my course exhibition was so much more, and the relief when it was over but also the pride of the accomplishment seemed bigger. I guess that’s the difference between three years of work to one. Having said that I am so pleased to have completed the degree. So so pleased and proud to have made it to the end and can say confidently that despite not having back the final marks as yet I’m pretty sure I’ve passed.
If you had told me six years ago that I would go on to actually complete a degree at university I quite possibly would have laughed and barely entertained the thought. Brought up in a small country area and schooled by my parents at home and by correspondence to gain my Higher School Certificate it wasn’t your typical pathway of education. It was hard to gage how I would find the big city and further education. But it was my mission. My goal was set. And I can tell you now. Hard work pays off. If you really want to do something and are willing to take your goals seriously and really take it on you can do whatever you want.
I wanted to move to the big city and take on study for a highly competitive industry. Jump in the deep end, luckily spoilt the whole time by the support of my wonderful family. Ambitious for the big move to Melbourne I was but I was more than happy to be heading to the TAFE college I had selected. And after completing my Advanced Diploma and the extent of what the Institute could offer and deciding last year that I would take the pathway to Deakin to do one more year and gain my Bachelor I was beyond excited to continue my studies and attend university but had no idea what I would be in for. Don’t get me wrong, now that I can look back it’s been a fantastic experience. I’ve learnt A LOT. I’m so glad I’ve done it. I’m so glad it’s over. What a year! It has been four years in total and the whole time has been a challenge, and I wouldn’t want it to be anything less, but wow. This year has definitely tested me and I’m not afraid to admit it. But now I get to finish off this chapter of my life. This chapter has a good ending.
But what next?
Somehow I think this next chapter is going to be a hell of a lot harder to write though… I have ideas, big ideas, of how I would like this next one to turn out… time to get that next mission in focus.