Friday, December 3, 2010

Give me a sign


Sorry for the delay in posting but I'm in the middle of studying for exams so expect a lag in posting until December 10 (my last exam :) ). I do have a make-up post coming up as promised but before that I need to do a little venting. Any student will tell you that post-secondary education is not easy. Sleepless nights, cram sessions, giving up your social life and barely seeing your family are just some of the many things that a student has to go through in order to do a decent job on their studies and even that is not enough sometimes. My fourth year of university has been by far the toughest and I'm having such a hard time motivating myself to study.

This is not because I don't like what I'm studying. As hard as accounting is, I actually do like studying it, as weird as it may seem. With the way things are in the economy, job prospects are slim to none. While things are starting to improve, why I am wasting at least 4 years of my life and a whole ton of money to get a piece of paper that has become so insignificant?

A while ago, having a university degree pretty much guaranteed you a job, but nowadays, everyone has a university degree and its become a little obsolete. With all of this in mind, you can see why I've become so discouraged.

Despite all of this, I am trying my best to get through this semester. I think it's important for people to accept their failures, learn from them and move on. If you beat yourself up, it will only make you do worse and worse and worse. It's a vicious cycle! So what if you don't graduate on time and so what if you happen to have a bad class or a bad semester or a bad year. SO WHAT! It's no big deal. There is always next year!

Looking at yourself in the mirror and telling yourself that it's okay to make mistakes is actually quite liberating and will actually make you want to do better and become a better person. I try to instil  this in my sister. If there is anything I want her to learn is to have self confidence! It's so important in life, especially for young teenage girls.

Thanks for letting me rant. I feel so much better already and I only hope that I've inspired at least one person.

Love Ada