Tomorrow marks the start of the beginning of my second year of my Arts & Culture degree at university. I’m both very excited and nervous for the academic year to start, because I feel like this is one of the most important years in my life. I have a clear idea of what I want my career to be and it’s vital for me to have some sort of structure in the year to come.
I want to be a journalist and from february I will start a specialisation on media culture, which will benefit my dream/goal of being a journalist. I can’t wait for that to start, but before that commences, I need to get on with a few courses and I need to be at my best from the very beginning.
When I talk of structure, I mean my kind of structure. I think one of the most made mistakes in life, is that one believes that there’s only one clear path to success or in this instance, structure. I think this is wrong, everyone’s mind works differently and we should treat it differently. So, what can be structure for me, can still be an unorganised piece of chaos to others. It probably will feel like chaos for the most of you out there, but it works for me and that’s all that matters.
Now, I’m not going to make promises like: starting on time with essays or keeping track with all the reading. Why? Because I know that means fuck all to me and I know myself, I can manage to bag the essays with my own method of learning and studying. What I can do though, is create a more organised environment for myself. This means getting all my notes in order, make drives on my laptop and make sure I go to all the classes. Which also plays a huge role is my concentration. Not so much the lack of concentration, but what I use my concentration for. Knowing myself, I will probably invest my concentration in football 80% of the time and perhaps I need to focus more on the lectures in the coming year.
I know what you are thinking, how are you organising yourself at all? True, it seems non-existent, but for me this is a huge step forward. The key to a good year is to start like a canonball mates, and I intend to do that. It’s not only good for my academic successes, but also for my physical and mental health. I will try to blog more about my university experiences and tips/tops, but I’m not sure I’m the right person for that haha. Anyway, writing this has helped me a lot already and that’s of great value to me!