I always had been a scholar type of person. Always loved learning, in general. Life had been so I have not completed any degree/diploma after high school. I started plenty of education: to become a French as second language teacher, to become a psychologist (another passion of mine), to become a chef, to be a translator… but I never completed any of that for many many reasons. It is probably my biggest regret because it feels like a failure to me not to have finished University.
When I was in high school, I decided to come to Québec for a year or two as an au-pair nanny so I could attend college while having a home and a job. It did not happen as planned but I remember dreaming of going to University of Laval, then. This dream is not dead, after more than a decade.
I know I don’t need any diploma to work, it is one of the beauty of how it works in Canada. However, it would me a big win for me to go back to school, study something I love, and have a piece of paper as an achievement of that. Now that our daughters are older, they don’t need me as much after school so I could do it.
Working from home is lonely, especially since we don’t know many people here yet and my social life is quite empty. I am socially awkward as my 10yo would say, very difficult to go towards people to make contact in the first place. I want to this for me, even though I assume it makes me a selfish mom and spouse.
However, I am a woman of many interests. And picking an area of study to make a career out of it is the current problem. I don’t want to just go to college and do nothing from it afterwards so I am looking at what the market is right now, what jobs could I get. Decisions decisions…
Are you working in the area you actually studied for ? Do you have any diploma ? I am curious 🙂
no degree here … a high school diploma and an intense curiosity is all. I actually did return to school in 2012 … and it lasted five weeks before I re-centered. It wasn’t for me. I then sank my energy and money into educating myself and taking online courses and workshops here in town.
I’m studying my BA in Fine Art through Open University. Like you, I’ve started a few different courses, and felt like I’d failed myself by not finishing. I started the Fine Art degree in 2009 and stopped it to try other things along the way. I’m glad I went back to finish it though. I’m loving the flexibility of online study and doing something that’s solely for myself.