14 February 2015

Was going to University worth it?



I handed in the single most important piece of graded writing I will ever do last Friday and now have less that 4 months before i'm propelled into the big wide world of adulthood. I've spent the past 4 years working towards a degree in Art because it's something that I enjoy. I like to create things whether it be with paint, a camera or with words. I always have.

During my entire University experience I guess I had it in my head that I was going to graduate and immediately become this photographer who made money creating work that I wanted to create, not what somebody told me to make. And now that i'm about to jump off the diving board into a pool where everyone wants to be someone, i'm not so sure.

I haven't enjoyed uni that much, that's not a secret and it had definitely changed my outlook on wanting to be an artist. I mean, I still want to create things but not necessarily the same things I wanted to create when I started 4 years ago. In a dream world I would love to blog for a living. Just travel and talk about it after. That would be great but right now i'm so uncertain about everything. I guess, whatever I end up doing i'm just trying to work out whether it was worth the past flur years. Will I end up working in retail for the next 10 years? Or will by so incredible twist of fate be typing on this blog for the next 50 years? If so, was studying for a degree in art worth it?

There is nothing written in stone about my future, apart from the fact I am going to Taylor Swift live in June. I don't even know what i'm having for dinner, or what flavour pancakes to have for breakfast. I guess, in a way it's kind of exciting. I don't know what i'm going to be doing after university and that scares me more than anything. But I guess the idea that anything is possible is even more exciting and that's what gets me through.


Love always,
Melissa

P.S. Happy Valentines Day



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  1. I'm feeling the same at the moment. I'm still studying at uni and i'm constantly in a state of doubting everything. I'm not even 100% sure I want to work in the field i'm studying for but alas i'm still doing the course. Glad to know someone feels the same way! x http://thechroniclesofholly.blogspot.com.au/

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  2. I really love this post. I think your positivity and outlook on the future is so amazing, the prospect of the future and the decisions that are having to be made are so terrifying, but I know that the future will be full of some of the best times of our lives. I really feel as though I'm in the same boat as you at the moment, and it's so reassuring to know that other people have the same struggles and feel the same way! (Also I'm very jealous of you going to see Taylor Swift, she's fab live!)

    Fran x

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  3. -And I've just realised you've already seen, and met Taylor Swift and am even more jealous!

    Fran x

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