This happens to be the final page of my travel(b)logue, which is what I referred to my blogs as in my first post… On completion of my study, I set off for some adventure-packed fun. Launching myself off the platform and flying down the zipline was somewhat like my study experience over the past four years – a journey, from bracing myself to embracing the world!
So here’s to the ‘long and short’ of my trip with the programmes (spellcheck hasn’t got used to this word yet). I’ve expanded the word ‘trip’ itself, to incorporate some of the most important lessons I’ve learnt from it.
Timeout: Or burnout! Taking a timeout not only clears out the clutter in our minds, but also on our desks – which will henceforth be occupied only with relevant, catalytic material rather than the things which weigh us down..
Risk: Because “If you never try, you’ll never know, just what you’re worth.” Every choice involves risk, but the greater the risk (within reason!), the greater the returns.
Idealize: Yourself. And work towards that. In education, it’s not location, location, location, but direction, direction, direction.
Ponder: But always choose thinking over, over overthinking! How to know the difference? The former will provide solutions while the latter will create problems that never existed in the first place.
I’ve waited a lot, in these three months, post examinations, and I’m sure a lot of us have.. Here’s a short ode I had penned in the meanwhile..
Waiting for flights to take off, for them to land,
To sit and relax, to flex and stand.
For the results, a job, a plan to execute,
Or at least a sneak-peak at future’s route,
For a call, a mail, an inspiring tale,
An escape recipe, good weather or a sale!
But as the adrenaline rushes through my veins,
I feel all the wait isn’t going in vain..
I’m not on leave, but on a spree,
As I approach what waits for me..
What has been awaiting me, for now, is a BSc Banking and Finance degree with First Class Honours. Nostalgia overwhelms me at the moment, as I look back and see how much I’ve grown through the course. I guess it’s time to grow out of it and to not let it grow on me though! And, there are many more places to go, the first of them being the graduation ceremony in London, where I hope to catch some of my fellow graduates.
To those commencing or continuing their study, you may find many a stumbling block on the way, but do keep in mind that tripping over them is part of the trip and that “Good things fall apart so that better things can fall together”..
All said and done, a journey is better experienced than worded, because you only know the depth once you plunge, as I did 😉
Hema is studying the BSc Banking and Finance with the University of London International Programmes in India.