So for those of you who follow me on Twitter you will know that yesterday I finished the last of my university assignments. With only three exams and my dissertation to go, the end is nigh and it’s safe to say it feels very surreal. Four years of hard work, and submitting those last few assignments I realised there was very little else I could do to change my grade, a grade that in return could change my life.
So what’s next…
7th May – Dissertation Submission
8th May – E-Commerce Exam
12th May – Systems Strategy Exam
13th May – Strategic Management Exam
27th June – Results Day
16th July – Graduation
As it stands, when the 16th July does role around I have nothing, no plans for the first time in my entire life. As children we go to nursery, then primary school then high-school, with many of us going on to college or sixth form, and then others choosing to go to University. Now I am at the end of all that education, and I’m an adult with at least some life experience I wanted to take that freedom and make the most of it.
So… I’m going travelling.
A few old high-school friends just headed out to South East Asia for 6 months, and come the 18th July I will be heading out and meeting them to do the same. Well… Not exactly, I am just ‘going with the flow’ heading east I’m looking to visit Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, then up to Hong Kong, maybe a little bit of China (however I am unsure having previously done a seventeen day tour of China back in 2008) then Tokyo, New Zealand, Australia (Where I would like to spend sometime, perhaps get a working visa and stay for a few months maybe even the full twelve, who knows) then Brazil, Mexico, Peru, and up into America where I am looking to visit a lengthy number of states, then Canada and back home. While that’s the plan / the dream who know’s how far I’ll make it before ‘something comes up’.
When I was concerned about getting behind in the ‘rat race’ of graduate employment a good friend of mine said when your forty what will you regret more, not joining the rat race, or not travelling the world. Another said how she would “love to do that”. Both made me realise something. We all have the chance to take life into our own hands, it’s actually having the guts to go through with the experience that makes us believe that we can’t.
Let’s hope in twelve months time I’ll be blogging from some amazing location, whether it be a beach, a rainforest, or a squat.
With even more life experience and stories to tell.