|The great court of Uni. of Queensland.|
and nonetheless after that struggle, here I am now, in the university of my choice, The University of Queensland. Taking on Bachelor of Commerce, and pushing myself through a double major in Accounting and Finance.
I'd admit, Bach. of Commerce was not entirely my first choice when it came to choosing what I wanted to do. At the time when university applications came up, I'd fill in Bach. of Commerce as my first choice and a part of me felt like I was lying to myself, as my interests lied in Nutrition and Dietetics/Sport Science (yes, totally on the other end of the spectrum). Therefore, to make my inner self happy that I'd actually fill my last few choices as Nutrition & Dietetics.
I have never told anyone, but I did get into a couple of universities for Nutrition. But no surprise at all, I stuck with BcComm. After much persuading and convincing by my dad and after long thoughts about "what I actually see myself doing for the rest of my life". Coming from a family of Accountants/Consultants, that's typically where I'd picture yourself. I'm not saying that they forced me into doing this, but I'd say I was thinking in this sense, "realistically la Nic, do you picture yourself as a Dietician?" "No... yes... okay no, not in Malaysia." Some days I do ponder whether was I just doing this because I was afraid of doing something no one else has done before in the family?, was I just trying to satisfy everyone else?, was I doing this because I was 'more comfortable'? (ps: my elder brother did SAM and proceeded to do BcComm as well in UNSW), and sometimes I do wonder if maybe the reason why my dad never pictured me doing sciences was because he never believe I could. My parents are not the kind who talks to me much about my studies, which at times I'd like as it gives me a sense of responsibility, as I strongly believe that my studies is my responsibility. But sometimes, I'd preferred them to notice some things I was actually excelling at. Sigh.
Then one day, a drive kicked in, if there was a time I should push myself and make my parents notice it should be now, in university where certificates and what not actually mattered! Since that thought, I had made a promise to myself to not take the easy way and ticked the box which said "double major" without hesitation. Mind you I have never once touched accounting prior university, it is a totally new language to me. Therefore, that is my challenge, it is not something I'm comfortable with and I'm doing this to prove to myself that one can succeed with hard work. I know it sounds so damn cheesy, but I swear by believe in hard work. Hopefully someday I'll be able to work somewhere which appreciates both my interests in Health and Fitness and my degree in Accounting and Finance.
|Basically me. All day er day.|
I'd say the only thing I'm struggling here in university is the socialising and making new friends. As my course is a fairly LARGE course, having multiple lectures of each subject means you'll be meeting new faces every time for class, there is no seeing the same face for class ever. Therefore, most of the time it's a "Hi. Bye. Relationship" to the person in seat next to you (if there is one). Therefore, join a club! or get involved in Church (which significantly helped me a lot, socially and spiritually.) Honestly, I have not been putting much effort into getting to meet new people, which I am pretty embarrass to say. Hopefully, in the next semester I'd learn to break out of my shell, what's there to lose hey? University of Queensland has been looking into reviving their cheer squad, which sounds like good news. Hoping that will be my stepping stone in meeting more people and getting my fitness up again! Hopefully all goes well with that!
Lol, that was just basically a summary of life prior university and university. University life is not as dry and dull as I made it seem lah. I left out all the long breaks and fun social events I did throughout my first semester. We'll leave that for another post. That sums it up! x