Graduate School in America is expensive, especially so if you are paying out-of-state-tuition. In between scholarships, a campus job and a great financial support from family, expenses still seemed to be out of control at the beginning of every semester.
I was a full-time blogger for 6 months after college, having left my well paying first job in order to pursue graduate school. I was deeply torn between my plans of keeping my job and/ or blogging full time to pay for a swanky downtown condo or take a leap and go to graduate school in completely new surroundings.
Nevertheless, I enrolled in graduate school, was soon pulled into a tough research that I had a keen interest in and eventually said goodbye to some of my social life and all of my savings. And though none of it was easy, it was doable!
Do I regret it?
Would I have been better off without it?
Its too early to say but I doubt it. It’s true that as a full-time blogger in her twenties, working with the very brands that had been a part of her life and interesting new ones, being invited to exclusive events and flown down to resorts for car launches would have made it appear like a tough decision to make. But I did it anyway. If I hadn’t pursued this route, I would not have been able to push back a lot of boundaries or left my comfort zone and probably would be well on my way towards purchasing my condo or income property. I would not have pursued a research and a prospective career in computational genomics.
I am not positioned to make bigger plans and take much bigger risks. Following this route has set me up for a whole new game!
If like me, you have been torn between a decision that could potentially change your life or if it was something you wanted to do for a long time; there is no better time than now! Thinking of going to graduate school? Plan for it! Thinking of starting your own consulting business? Network! Planning to start a new blog to showcase your life/ skills/ business? Do It!
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We could have a brand new start this coming new year!!