“If I only did what I can do, I wouldn’t do anything”
I’ve been studying ever since I can remember and for the most part of my life. I started school when I was six, nineteen years and two degrees later, I finished school last year, and stopped my continuous return to academia.
Is the grass really greener on this side?
Yes, and no.
Yes, because now I don’t have to juggle two part-time jobs, barely paying off the bills and affording food. All the while, worrying about some paper for a boring class that I took only for the credits. I like my job, and I get to keep my money!
No, because I miss my friends, how easy it was to make new friends, how my schedule was flexible, how I could be spontaneous. I miss learning.
Now I am in that horrifying abyss of working the same hours every day for innumerable years, with a few breathing windows of planned vacations.
But let’s hope there’s more after this waiting for my adult life.