It never gets old. I am in my third term and the feeling is still the same. Every time I attend a class, I become an entirely different person. When in class, I am no longer concerned with things like how am I gonna help my family, or how I can fixed some issues at work, or how disappointed I am at some aspect of my life, or money issues. I am entirely focused on the topic and suddenly I am reminded of the things that I don’t know and how hard I should be working on improving that. In class, I am just another student, a student plague with reports, assignments and case analysis.
Worries of the outside world can’t get to me, it’s like I am inside a bubble. I am in a classroom, I’ll think of nothing but topics that are being discussed. Graduate studies makes me feel young. I don’t know how to explain, it just did. I know that taking Masters is not a walk in the park. There’s so much to do and you add it up to all the things a grown up has to take care of suddenly it sounds very exhausting right? At times it is but most times I feel good studying. When you are in the classroom, you are all equal, it doesn’t matter what field you are from or what undergrad you took or how much you are earning or whether you came from a rich family or not. It kind of levels the field, you all have equal chance at excelling or failing and it amazes me.
Attending a class is like some sort of a therapy for me. I am sick of all my responsibilities in life and in class you are given more but the difference is you are doing things because you wanted to. No one required me to go to attend graduate school and I don’t need it to be employed. I decided to pursue MBA because I want to and I guess that what makes all the difference.
As an MBA student, I feel like the future’s so bright, like I am just beginning to shape my future, it made me feel in charge. Seeing new faces is also a breath of fresh air. These people from different walks of life that you may not see again after the term ends will get to see a different side of you. You can be who you want to be without worrying about them having a pre-conceived notion of what are capable of doing. They’ll just take you for who you are in the class. I love meeting new people and connecting them in an intellectual level. I love bouncing ideas off them and realize that I am kinda smart. Most of them came from good schools with fancy undergraduates but I can discuss ideas with them just fine. I have no troubles keeping up with them. I am amazing. lol
I might be singing a different tune when deadlines are beating at my door but as of the moment I can proudly say that graduate studies is one of my favorite real life alternate universes.