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Part time studies – behind the curtains

In General thoughts on October 29, 2012 at 6:59 pm

For those who are looking forward to undertake part time studies for the first time, I would like to share my experience with you.

Working and studying at the same time maybe very hectic especially when important dates coincide like a due delivery at work and a deadline for an assignment to submit.

Moreover, attending classes after office hours can become a challenge, especially if you have had a very busy day! You’ll most certainly see that your concentration level won’t be the same as when you were a full time student.

Another crucial point is that one should be prepared to work in group. No matter how much of a solo player you are, part time studies become easier if you share with others. The learning process becomes team work mostly because on your own and with the limited time, you will not be able to gather or grasp everything.

Part time studies help a lot in developing time management skills and determining priorities in your life. At times, it may happen that you are changing job and you no more have leaves, yet you will have to judge whether taking one or two unpaid leaves is worth it or not…

Support from your family is also required as you will find yourself busy in work and studies mainly. Your social life may be affected but with understanding parents or spouses as well as friends (even boyfriend and girlfriend), things can go smoothly.

Finally, what is required above all is patience and perseverance. You will learn to accept that your learning capacities have changed as you’re now juggling between work and studies. You will also develop new revision techniques – most probably maximum revision done on the exams eve!

However, if you’re sure and determined about it, nothing can stop you in completing your studies. It is a fulfilling and enriching experience. If you consider going for it, always do your best to achieve it, no matter how much discouraged you might feel at times…

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Keeping Faith

In In my mind on February 19, 2012 at 11:01 am

When everything seems dull and hopeless. When everyone is telling you it’s useless. There is always something deep inside you that pushes you to keep on with your beliefs.

That little push is the faith in you. At times the whole world might be against you, times harder than ever and hope as thin as a hair but you still feel you can do something. This is faith!

Why am I writing about this? Because recently, it has and is still occurring to me to face such situations rather regularly.

Ever since I remember, I’ve been quite stubborn but then I learnt it is also called perseverance. I will not give in until I personally feel that all hope is gone.

At times it might look like I’m only silently tolerating or ignoring things but I am not! I just believe that every issue has its solution but it’s not necessary that it crops up right now…

I might be going through hard days but there is still that little flame of hope burning inside of me. It does flicker, it does lose its intensity at times but nevertheless, it never goes out.

It sure feels tiresome from time to time and that’s when I crash and totally burn in the agony of helplessness and the unknown.

However, faith always comes back. It is involuntary, almost innate. I’ve always ‘worked’ that way. Somewhere, some how, something will happen and things will sort out. That’s also why I keep looking for answers by observing this world on a different level. Sometimes to get out of deep mazes, all you need is a different view…

Hence, I just figured out that keeping faith is a part of me, whether I accept it or not. My mind and heart are conditioned in that way. They might drown in despair but still hang on with a faint hope, just in case.

I tend to think that I keep the flame of faith low just to avoid being burned by over-confidence and later on disappointment.

And this is how I always smile because I know deep down that for every storm, there’ll be a sunny day that follows…