As most of you know, (generally because I tend to slip it into every possible conversation topic, usually surrounding how EXHAUSTED I am from it), I’m currently attempting to finish a Masters in International Business in CIT. And while the end of my Masters will draw six long years at CIT to a close, (a place I have grown up so much that I will indeed be sad to say goodbye to), as I juggle an internship, a part-time job and a blog on top of my Masters, I can’t help long for the days where it won’t be all I think about.
So while recovering from a shoulder dislocation, awaiting probable surgery, (I’m really just here for the sympathy vote), I decided to make a list of all the things I plan to do when I’m finished. The majority of these will require tea, pj’s and Netflix.
1.Spend 72 hours under a blanket on the couch binge watching Gossip Girl, Riverdale and every other trashy teenage TV series on Netflix, (sorry Mam), with zero guilt.
2. Get up to date with Scandal, I’m only on Season 2, so no spoilers please, and if someone could point Olivia Pope’s stylist my way that’d be fab, I need to learn the art of Power Dressing for my big girl job in June.
3.Go for an after work drink without having the fear of not being in the library or reading for my impending Lit Review.
4.Read something interesting without having to critically analyse, paraphrase and Harvard Reference. (Broke Masters Student, 2018.)
5.Stop buying handbags based on whether my laptop and college notes fit in.
6.Base my year around events, concerts and trips and not report deadlines and project due dates.
7.Travel, now I don’t mean bag-packing across Cambodia for 3 months, but a weekend in London would be nice or a three day stint in Iceland or Amsterdam would be great for the ‘gram.
8.Buy magazines and chick-lit novels in Easons rather than educational reference books and stationery. Honestly, I am more into reading my horoscope than current affairs.
9.Be an actual grown up. This is the real scary one, no longer am I classed as a student, which I believe still allows you to float around aimlessly, I will actually have to contribute to society, I will be transitioning from broke, exhausted Masters Student to broke, exhausted Graduate Engineer.
10.Understand the concept of weekends again. I will no longer have to work weekends or pretend to catch up on coursework. I could do all of the things, like go for walks, roadtrips, go to the gym or meal prep for the week ahead. Or I could blow my wages in a less sensible manner by going out on a Saturday night without worrying about Sunday work hours.
11.Start watching The Vampire Diaries again from the start, because, well, I can.
12.Contemplate applying for a PhD, (sorry Mam & Dad).
Graduation in October seems like a good while off yet and it seems highly dubious to name me the Master of anything!