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November 14, 2013 | 09:17pm
Mood: concerned

This has been a completely non-busy week, but it's been eventful.

I've been looking into a scholarship that will pay for a year of Korean study + graduate school here in Korea. AKA my dream come true. The problem is, it looks like I'm going to have to try to stay at my current job for another 6 months - just to give myself something to do before starting the program. You know, IF I were to get the scholarship. Which is not guaranteed. Also, if I were allowed to extend my contract for 6 months. Which is also not guaranteed.

What would I study, you ask? I'm leaning toward Korean Literature. I'm also considering Korean Studies, and I had the crazy idea of studying Creative Writing - in Korean - because... why not, right? Realistically speaking: on the one hand, Korean Studies would be nice and broad and it has the potential to lead toward many fields/many job options. On the other hand, I like literature. I know it would be a good idea to think about what I want to do in the future, but honestly, I don't know. I just want to learn new things, study foreign languages, read good books, travel to interesting places, eat delicious food...

If I can't extend my contract, I'll just try to find another job for 6 months. And if I don't get the scholarship, I'll just go to school and study Korean on my own. Frankly, another 6 months of working is equal to roughly 13 million won. Could be worse. Honestly, the main issue at the moment is that I've been thinking all year, "I'll be done in February." And now I have to change it to, "I'll be done in August." I really want to move on with my life.

It would be absolutely devastating if I didn't get this scholarship, but Em said it best: sometimes you just have to take a chance. I've had thoughts of ambition all my life. Now's the time to actually be ambitious.

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