Saturday, 13 October 2012

Opportunity Grabbed

July 2013, when my job has finished, is looking a lot more comfortable now. Or at least having a sense of direction.

A few posts ago I wrote about deciding to apply for university entrance for post-graduate study.

Like many, I have my emails feeding to my smart phone, and was expecting to see an email offer on any given Wednesday, since post-grad offers are made on a weekly basis on Wednesdays.  Add that all other communications with the tertiary admissions centre have been via email, I do not think this was an unreasonable assumption.

But a wrong assumption.

I got an old-fashioned letter in the mail on Thursday.  How exciting it was to see that logo on the envelope - with a tinge of doubt that my past academic record wasn't strong enough to secure me an offer.

"I am pleased to inform you that you have been offered a place in the Master of Accounting at Flinders University commencing in Semester 1".

Yippee - I got in.  This is my 4th university offer (yes, I like collecting bits of paper, just not the debt that goes with it), and it's still as exciting as the first.

Semester 1 I'll probably do one or two subjects, depending on the time-table which is released in about 6 weeks.

And when my current role ends, I can either try and find further part-time work, or shift to full time study for a while.

And when I graduate in a few years time, I'll have a full set of parchments - at least one from each Australian university in our state.  I don't know why I like that idea, but I do.


  1. I pulled out of my course too soon to get the Flinders parchment but I've got three from Adelaide and one from U.S.A. Glad I'm not alone in my collection! All the best with your studies.

  2. Congratulations!!! This is so exciting =)