I posted this picture on Facebook. This picture was the end of my ‘career’ as a student (I spend almost 12 years hopping different study’s and climbing levels of education). I took this picture right before my assessment started and after passing this one I was able to but a Bachlor-degree on my list. I had become a history teacher….
So much has changed….
I fought so hard for this degree, sometimes working at schoolstuff 7 days a week… How proud I was that I actually made it. Although I immediately realised that my degree is pretty much useless, because there might be a shortage in teachers for some subjects, history isn’t one of them. But at that day, all I wanted to do is…. sleep..
The day after I passed this assessment I signed the lease on my current apartment and the weekend after that I moved to that apartment. After that marked the start of what may have been the darkest period of my life. I didn’t have a job and even though I sent out multiple applications a day, I got rejection after rejection. In November I started the job I would ‘survive’ with… Looking back now I realised this was the worst choice I could have made, it drained me both physically and mentally, I was losing weight again and often spend the drive to work crying. In April I saw what might have been my light at the end of the tunnel, in a positive way. A friend of mine told me he could hire someone at his department and I was able to apply for this job. Because of some miracle I got hired and almost 2 months ago I started this job. So.. one year after getting my degree I finally found my place, but in IT instead of education.
Which is actually very ironic, because the very first study I started was in IT, but I quit that because of surgery and thinking I didn’t like IT that much…