Should I go back to studying…?

This is something I have been thinking about for a few weeks now…

Should I go back to studying?
Or should I stick to my work?

These are subjects I would definitely give up my full-time job for given the opportunity:

  • Film studies
  • Criminology
  • Psychology
  • Journalism

The downside of actually studying one of the above is that they might not be offered at part-time, or I’d have to have certain subjects and/or degrees and sit for the course as a post-grad student, something will probably never happen in this lifetime.

Another thing that worries me is the money. Books, resources, photocopies and such are very expensive, and if I have to leave my job, then I would have to start a new job as a part-timer and work in the weekends or evenings (if time is permitted).

I recently researched part-time courses offered in the evenings on the MCAST website (MCAST, for the foreigners, stands for Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology). I found some really interesting ones, but the one that aught my eye is Filmmaking: An Introduction. Why filmmaking though? Aren’t I an LSA? And haven’t I done a 10-week course for said job? Why yes I did, but I want to expand my knowledge of films further. It’s why I did the 10-week course and the Mental Health First Aid in the first place: to learn new things.

I am currently also learning a totally different language: German! I only knew very few words, but now I can say basic words and greetings! And can understand a little too! I am super proud of myself… the FIFTH language I am learning! I actually might do an exam for it when I’m ready.

So the rant is over, thank you for listening (well, for reading). This is a reminder to all of you to follow your dreams. Do NOT let anyone – parents, friends, strangers – tell you what you should or should not do with YOUR life.

AAAAAAAAND that’s it for me! Take care and spread peace XXXXX

One thought on “Should I go back to studying…?

  1. As someone who left her full-time job for a full-time degree, I say go for it! 🙂 But I know that time and money can be an issue. In a way I was lucky, I could study full-time without working part-time, managing on my previous savings and with the help of my bf. If you apply as a full-time student, you could still attempt to apply for the maintenance grant, although the bureaucratic process can be tedious.
    Anyway, I think MCAST part-time courses could be a perfect start, or else research online courses, there’s a lot of resources out there!

    And I want to repeat your own advice. Follow your dreams and don’t let people put you down. I had to face incredulity and cynicism from family and friends, but I didn’t let that stop me (thankfully, I had the full support of my bf). If others are afraid of change, it doesn’t mean you have to settle and stop aspiring to something bigger and better. 🙂 Good luck! (sorry for the long comment hehe)

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