The Morning After

End of UniAh yes, nothing like waking up and coming back to see exactly what you wrote at whatever hour the night before. Is this what it is like drunk texting? Excited and exhausted blogging? I’m sure that is a thing. As much as I would love to leave you all with that last post I just can’t do it.

This morning starts my official first day uni free, and I think aside from about three months a few years ago in between decisions it’s my first completely uni free time in a long time. Finishing this degree brings to an end an epic 7 1/2 years at uni in some degree of another. First I did my BA degree, then Honours, now Masters, that degree alone I think warrants a break for the rest of all time personally. My Masters degree officially is a Masters of Information Management and qualifies me to be a real live librarian, meaning I have fulfilled a wish I have had since 14 of being a librarian which is rather cool. My love of books and reading was always only going to send me in a few directions, librarian, working in a bookshop, and being a writer. While being a writer was always a goal regardless of what job I had getting there is going to be great that I can work with books at the same time.

Of course, with 7 years of uni under my belt I have quite a large HECS debt which we are choosing to ignore for now and really, the weight on my shoulders I wasn’t that aware I had these past couple years is gone with the submission of those last three assignments which is marvellous. I am also holding onto the confidence that it will all be ok because after battling, sometimes really battling, through 40 hours a week doing this course, this last semester especially, means I know I did everything I could do to get out the other side successfully.

I’m also quite proud that even though this was my busiest semester I didn’t fall into the trap of last year where the blog got a little bit neglected for long stretches of time. Even if I couldn’t bring you a lot of reviews I still brought you some wonderful covers and other content which was great as well. After last year I was determined to make it work, may have nearly killed me but we did it!

I’m not going to ignore the fact I had some epic support during my degree, especially this last semester. Friends and family alike. It also helped that having a friend doing the same degree means you can share the burden, so I would also like to congratulate friend and fellow blogger Allvce from What I Like on also finishing her Masters degree! I am actually going to be helping her with her upcoming Library Month she is having to celebrate the end of her degree so look out for that.

So with this chapter closing I look forward to what comes next and in the meantime I can get back to blogging!

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8 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Francesca Suters (@FWritesHere)
    Jun 01, 2014 @ 21:32:43

    Congratulations Amy!

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  2. allvce
    May 31, 2014 @ 17:43:54

    Yeah, I was so shocked when I looked into it that I had all the qualifications to be one. It wasn’t something that I planned it just happened and was amazing. Whats the word? Serendipity?

    And yeah, online is good but exactly the whole shackled to the computer was tiring and very antisocial. Thus, so good to have you to communicate with 😀

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  3. Lizzy Chandler/Elizabeth Lhuede
    May 31, 2014 @ 12:59:42

    Congratulations, Amy. I’m intrigued that you did it online. Which uni/program was it through?

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    • Amy
      May 31, 2014 @ 14:04:36

      It was via Open Universities Australia through Curtin University in Western Australia. It wasn’t too bad, you could listen to lectures at 11pm and do it in your pyjamas but you did miss leaving the house sometimes.

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  4. allvce
    May 31, 2014 @ 12:04:03

    I thought your post last night was lovely.

    And yes, I am quite the same. I had always harboured a wish to be a librarian but when BA time came around, I kind of forgot about it. So wonderful that we both found our calling!

    It was so lovely having you do the degree with me! Having you there, being able to talk to you and complain was what I needed to make it through the course. So the completion of my degree is also a win for you 😀

    Also the last two photoshop images are AMAZING!!!

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    • Amy
      May 31, 2014 @ 12:36:07

      Oh you *blushes*

      The thing that stopped me was being told you needed a degree to be a librarian, so that postponed things for a bit, I didn’t think it could be a regular uni thing.

      It was also great because the entire thing is online so while not having to go anywhere can be good, it also means you don’t see anyone else so you practically live online and only communicate through the computer.

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