Those of you following me on Twitter may have heard me griping about what I’ll be doing with myself for the next year or so – that is, take up my place at QMUL this September or attempt to get journalism work experience.
This is something I’m genuinely confused by, and I’ve asked everyone around me for advice. In order to make sense of this feedback, including the excellent response I got through Twitter, I planned to make a list. I like lists.
That was until I spoke to @laurablackhall*. After 10 minutes of verbal diarrhea (from me, not her) she asked me this:
“Alex, if someone was to tell you that you could never go to university, how would you feel?”
And my response?
“I’d be devastated.”
Which is true. For many reasons, I’d feel upset and angry and cheated.
That little question really helped me to realise what it is I want to do – I do want to get a degree. Just not yet and probably not at Queen Mary’s.
So what’s the next step? With my internship at studentbeans.com ending in three weeks, I’ll be looking to get as much work experience as possible over the Summer. But I won’t be cancelling my place at QMUL until I’m totally sure what it is I’ll be doing.
If you have any advice/feedback or just want to say hi, drop me an @ reply on Twitter (I’m @alexsheppard).
*My name is Alex and I’m a Twitterholic