The Week When I Graduated
Sandra Sunday, September 14, 2014
I did it! On Tuesday, I walked into a classroom where the oral part of my bachelor's exam was held as a student, and walked out as a graduate, with a bachelor's degree in English Language & Literature. I expected to feel a special kind of emotion everyone's talking about when they finish university, but no. To me, it was just another thing on the list that I needed to check off before I could go on with my life. For the past two years, I've been dealing with a lot of confusion. I entered university very excited, thinking I was on my way to fulfill my dream of becoming a translator, but soon ended up being disappointed. My schedule was exhausting, the work overload was driving me crazy and the exam stress has turned me into an emotional wreck. It's not that I wasn't able to handle it, because overall, I was a good student with good grades, but I guess I'd just imagined things differently. Most of the courses we had seemed very pointless and useless to me, and I soon started losing my initial drive. Then, in the midst of all, something else happened. My interests started changing direction. I was sitting in classes, trying to listen to lectures on morphology, phonology and literature, but all I could think about was how great would it be to go home and work on my blog. As you know, I decided to take a 'gap year' before graduating to figure out whether I want to do what everyone else does and continue my studies, or be a little rebellious and try to pursue my true passion. During the gap year, I followed my dreams and finally enrolled into makeup artist school. I succesfully completed the programme, became a makeup artist and even ended up launching my own online store. The most stupid person in this world could figure out where my heart truly lies, but only a few months ago, I was still as confused about my future as I was a year before. Luckily, the opportunity for me to move to London came up right in time, and put things into perspective. I'm firmly convinced destiny had something to do with it. By now, you already know where this is going. Yes, I decided to not continue with my studies. I'm grateful for the education I got, as I'm sure it will serve me well, especially now that I'm moving to the UK, but I'm excited to be able to close this chapter and start a new one. Unfortunatelly, I still don't know how exactly my future will unfold, but I do know that I want my future to be in the beauty/social media marketing industry, and I'm ready to work my badonkadonk off to make this dream happen.