Thursday, August 22, 2013

How Did I Get Here?- One Year Later

About a year ago, I wrote a blog entry titled: How Did I Get Here?

It received a lot of attention from family, friends, and even strangers. The entry focused on how I ended up pursuing a Master's Degree from the London School of Economics rather than heading off to law school.  

That entry focused on how to pursue your dreams rather than follow what you believe your path should be. Yes, I think law school could still be something that I pursue. Yet, after a year of grad school at LSE, I'm glad I chose the plan I did.  I don't necessary think I would have been entirely unhappy if I had continued down the law school path immediately after Syracuse, but with the interests I have in terms of career plans, my decision to not go was the wisest for me.

Following my interests and what I want to do in life rather than a set plan was the best decision I ever made. I knew the decision I made was right. Over the past year, I've grown academically, professionally, and personally. Academically, I've gained more skills, more knowledge, and learned that I enjoy running regressions. In terms of professionalism, I've learned how to handle sticky work situations and how to work in a foreign country. And personally, I've grown. I've become more of an adult? Scary, I know. I've handled losing friendships, personal situations, and seen more of the world to appreciate what I have.

I've got a little more than a month left before I head back to Londontown for year two of my programme. Crazy to think of how fast time flies, right?