Thursday, September 13, 2007
Going back to school
A lot of working adults attempted to go back to school and I’m one of them, four years ago. Determine to increase my market value, I was all geared up to face the books again after 7 years of absence without realizing what I’m getting myself into. For those who have the same aspiration like me or attempting to do so…. “DANGER AHEAD”.
First week was fun, going back to school gives you a “born again, forever young” feeling, plenty of new friends, still can bear with the night lectures and assignments, came the 2nd week….. oh my gosh, I’m pregnant!!! By the time I completed my 1st semester, energy level is running low but stomach is getting bigger (can’t hide anymore…). 2nd semester was horrible, I’m too far from completing (11 papers to go which means another 462 lecture hours and at least 33 personal/group assignments/tests!!!) and too early to quit.
3rd semester was spent nursing my new baby at home, 4th semester was simply unbearable, having to abandon my baby and coping with pressure at work………. 5th semester, 6th , 7th , 8th , 9th , 10th semester………. can’t believe I’m still sane and finally my graduation on 15th August 2007!
Well, how did I pull through? With tons of support from my family members, good “comrades” who stick by you and push you when your engine is dying and lots of laughter to keep you sane….. my advice…… please think twice before making such daunting attempt in your life, it’s worst than bungee jumping because this is not a few seconds excitement, for me it took 4 longgggggggggggg years which equivalent to 1460 days/35040 hours/2,102,400 minutes/126,144,000 seconds.