I've done a lot of thinking since my post about leaving University last Saturday. Thankfully, after over a week of non-stop 'uni talk', I've finally come to the decision to drop out of uni.
Firstly, I'd like to point out that it wasn't an easy decision. The amount of people that told me 'You'll get used to it again once you're settled in' and 'But what else are you going to do?', really had me questioning whether I was doing the right thing. I still don't know if I am doing the right thing, but after having done a year already, I think I am.
So many people tell you how a degree is necessary now, and I don't know, maybe it is. But I'm not ruling out going back to university, I just feel that I need time out to figure out what it is I really want to be doing. I see no shame in going back to my minimum wage job for a few months, maybe even a year or so, until I feel like I have a purpose. I definitely think I rushed into university, what with the fees rising, and now it's time to take a step back and re-evaluate.
I've still got a lot to do. I've only just put the wheels into motion. Tomorrow I'm off to meet with one of my tutors and speak to finance, then I have the last of trying to get my job back. Whilst I've been assured I can return, I really need to speak with the manager.
It's definitely a bit of a scary time right now. This time last year I thought I had at least the following three years of my life planned out, now that's all been turned on it's head. Hopefully everything will work out in the end. If it doesn't, at least I feel I've done the right thing.