Whenever I make big life decisions, I like to do a little list of the pros and cons that may come with that decision in order to get an idea of what I might be in for. Now, I know that it’s pretty early in the year but some of you may be looking to start your journey at university by September 2019 and you may be a little stumped with whether or not you want to go.
PRO ONE // FOLLOW YOUR PASSIONS
We’ll start off positive! Going to uni can allow you to get more in-depth knowledge of the subjects which you’re passionate about. One of my biggest reasons for going to uni was my passion for learning more about sociology and why society works the way that it does. Different unis do a lot of different things so you’re bound to find your calling.
CON ONE // THE PRICE POINT
I have always put off uni because I’m a working-class gal from a council estate and I never thought I could pay for the studies. However, I didn’t understand how it all worked. Uni can be expensive, especially if you live in halls. Don’t let this stress you too much but familiarise yourself with how student finance works.
PRO TWO // MEETING AMAZING PEOPLE
My socially awkward self has never been good at making friends but uni has reinstated my confidence when it comes to meeting new people. Because people on your course often have the same interests as you, you get to meet loads of like-minded people and that’s great.
CON TWO // PEOPLES IDEAS OF UNI
Some people always have something to say. I get assumptions about being an alcoholic, noodle devourer who’s mother does her washing (only the noodle bit is true). But yeah, peoples assumptions of students and how they live their lives can get a little annoying. That idea about an ‘experience’ grates on me a little.
PRO THREE // FINDING YOURSELF
Cheesy, right? No really, you find out a lot about yourself at uni. I’ve found out that I cannot be trusted with money. I also found out that love coffee. You might find out some slightly more interesting things about yourself but it’s a good opportunity to develop who you are as a person.
CON THREE // THE COMMITMENT IS REAL
Uni can be a huge financial and personal commitment so, being absolutely sure that it’s the path you want to take is vital. It can be a huge change and it’s not all Sambuca’s and student loans. For some people, it’s just not the route they want to go down and that is fine. Just make sure it’s what you truly want before you apply.
Thanks so much for reading. I hope this post can help anyone that might be on the fence. Uni or no uni, I wish you the best of luck for the future. Have a lovely day and stay beautiful.
“By choosing our path, we are choosing our destination” – Monson
Lots of loves,