A Different Kind of Ending
As I approached the stage at my graduation on Friday, I began to consider where I might be if I had not undertaken this degree. In fact, there was a chance that I might not have gone to University at all, as I am the first person in my family to gain a degree and one of only a handful from my old primary school. Although I like to think I would have found a job that I would enjoy, it would be such a shame to let my dream of teaching go simply because I was not brave enough to enroll in tertiary study.
It felt a little surreal returning to the University of Auckland city campus on Friday to graduate. I know that at other universities graduation is held at the end of the year, yet mine was held after I had finished my first term as a teacher. Although the celebration felt a little belated, I really enjoyed catching up with my old classmates and I had a wonderful day.
I am so excited to see what I will accomplish next with this degree and my current postgraduate study. Although studying part time while teaching is difficult now, I can see how much it will pay off in the long run.