When I announced my return to blogging after an unexpected absence I said that there had been exciting career developments recently. In my update I told you about being accepted to start training as a manager in a supermarket. Alas, I mislead, as that was not the exciting development that I was referring to. This post is about it.
University is starting to become tedious and boring. I’m not sure if it is what I want to continue to do. I’m not sure if I can be bothered with another three years of studying, borrowing and just getting by. I’m not sure that university is for me. I’ve felt like this for a while. I’ve been and given it a go. So, after a lot of thought I came to a decision.
Before settling on going to university and the study of Law (in between thinking medicine was off limits and deciding on Law) I considered applying to the Police, and in fact almost left school at 17 to join my local force as a cadet. So, what I have decided is that in the New Year I am going to submit an application to my local police force. If I am successful and get accepted to begin training I will leave university and pursue a career in the police. However, if I am unsuccessful I will stick out university for the remaining three years and then see where it goes.
Now, I have talked this over with many friends and the responses have generally been positive in nature. While, I enjoy learning I hate learning in a confined environment (i.e. being told what I need to learn and when and in what form). I much prefer learning what I want, when I want and how I want. My friends have noticed this and they were not surprised about this decision (it’s not the first time I’ve talked about leaving university – I’ve spoken about it frequently since starting my course).
What I’ve not yet done is talk to my parents about it and I don’t intend to. They’ll not react well to it (although they will give their support as that’s what they are like). So, essentially my parents will never know of this decision of mine unless I am successful in my application. I don’t see the point in bringing them into this uncertainty. I know they want me to get a degree as it will be better for me in the future (leaving university does obviously shut off a large number of these metaphorical doors that careers advisors seem to spend a lot of time talking to you about).
While I do still have this feeling that I want to pursue medicine I’m not sure whether I can be bothered, I can’t be bothered with university just now, what hope do I have of being bothered with another 5 or 6 years having already done 6 years at university!
So, that would be the interesting development I mentioned. Comments (of all kinds) are as usual most welcome.