A lot of people rush into university. Whether this is the pressure of society forcing you, or your parents making you go, or even if you want to go because all your friends are, you need to make sure that your heart is in the right place.
You could be really excited at first, but then as you get further into the year you may feel like you made the wrong decision, and I want to let you know that this feeling is okay. It is okay to feel that. University is not for everyone, lots of people drop out and lots of people apply when they are in their 30’s.
My mum got her university degree to become a nurse when she was 42 years old. There is no limit on education. If you feel like now isn’t the perfect time for you to get a degree, there will always be an opportunity further down the line. Just do what is right for you, no-one else can decide or know if something is okay for you.
If you want to drop out in your first year, second year or even third year, then you know what is best for you, just make sure whatever you do, that your heart is committed to the decision.
But what I will say if you want to leave uni in your third year, you may as well stay, as you have spent money to be there and it will have wasted your time, but ultimately it is up to you.
You are not alone in this, a lot of students go through this, it’s really common. I thought about dropping out at least 15 times last year, but I know the right decision for me is to continue with my degree, this decision though maybe the wrong one for you, or someone else.
My advice for people who are stuck in this situation, would be to write a pros/cons list about your degree, uni life, your health etc, so you can see everything clearly, then make a decision based on that. Just because you have had one bad assignment, doesn’t mean your year is going to be bad.
Just do you, focus on what makes you happy, what will get you through the degree, and if your happiness will be elevated when you leave uni, then leave. Just make sure you know what you want.
Katy Nells xoxo