The Backburner.

Graduation’s in May. So what’s next? Graduate School should be the next logical step, right?


For me, I don’t think so, not immediately after undergrad, anyways.

Being in college for as long as I have has been an eye opening experience. If you were to place me next to my 17 year old self right now, I can assure you that you’d be looking at two totally different people. And for that I’m thankful.

I’ve been in school since the age of 5 and with my 24th birthday approaching this December, I feel like a break is in order. 19 years pursuing mandatory and higher education has left me feeling like there’s more out there that I’m missing.

Civil Engineering (and Engineering as a whole) is a TIME CONSUMING major. I can’t even recall the long nights at the Engineering building past 2 and 3am to study, or having to turn down friends and completely disregard my social calendar (the small one I did have), just to be able to finish all the work in front of me. And to be completely honest.. i’m tired of it.

So. As of right now… my plans for pursuing a Master’s Degree are on hold. At least for a few years. I need to move out and establish my own. Start working. Build some credit. Just get out and enjoy my 20’s without have to worry about textbooks and all of that.


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3 Responses to The Backburner.

  1. 1/3 says:

    Hi B!

    I feel you completely on taking a break from school. I wouldnt be in grad school right now if my job didnt pay for it. I’m hearing from alot of engineering majors how burnt out they are. U deserve a break lol. There will be plenty of opportunities in the future to go back to school.

    Congrats on being graduation bound!! yay another future Morgan alum:-)

  2. *Coop* says:

    Nothing wrong with that. Don’t feel like you’re putting something on the backburner though. Work experience is really important. In fact, it’s better to get out there and work for a couple of years before you get a grad degree. That way, you’ll learn exactly what area in your field you want to pursue more studies in.

    I’m wishing you the best, like always homie. I’m proud of you! I only survived a single semester as an engineering student. I had to get away from all of those numbers and derivatives!!

    I’m so proud of you! You’re an engineer!!!! (I’m currently “raising the roof”. lol)

  3. sunnydelyte21 says:

    Yes, that sounds like you have a lot on your plate and maybe you need this break to regroup and enjoy your life.

    Best of luck.

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