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More Hoops [BACKDATED] May 10, 2014

Posted by blith3 in Ramblings.
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When I first started out this process to further my studies, I thought the hardest part – the most emotionally discomforting – was in beginning it. To extricate myself from this shroud of complacency, question where I was heading and undertake tasks to chart a new direction like sitting for the GRE and TOEFL, identifying the universities to apply to and submitting applications.

How wrong was I! The hardest part is actually in the events following the acceptance i.e. pursuing a scholarship, completing the admission and enrolment paperwork for B, training up my staff to meet work commitments once I am away and completing personal errands. Not to mention the emotional yo-yo that comes with the knowledge that you are saying goodbye to your life in Malaysia – the people, the places – with each passing week and at the same time, are that much closer to a brand new life in another country. Realising all the things I was going to miss out…and yet, the possibilities of experiencing something new!

Granted, this is a nice kind of stress to be facing. But it doesn’t make it any less tiring on the mind and draining on the soul. Right now, my main priority is in seeing through the scholarship process – and it is my sincere hope that I will go through this as swiftly and as painlessly as possible.

After all, I am prepared to self-fund…I just need enough time to get my affairs in order.