Today marks the end of my third year in University. Looking back, time really went past quickly. In a blink of an eye, here I am, having just finished my paper for HR2002, the last paper of my third year in NUS. It just seems real soon that it’ll be the fourth year, and then before I know it, it would be time for my commencement ceremony.
And it is at this stage where you stand and look back into your life and then you look forward, and you wonder, where is life going to bring you? Life was so full of hopes and dreams when you apply for the SIA scholarship, and it turns out that, hey, nobody’s really interested in a guy with a 4.61 cumulative average point, two times deans list, 4As student with 2 S papers, one distinction, one merit. You can’t even beat A level kids who don’t know what they really want. You don’t even get a chance for an interview. And yes it sucked.
So you lost direction and you wonder what’s next in life. What’s the next thing to dream about? What do you want to do? What is your life plan? And you suddenly realize, you have no idea. And successful people have an idea of what they want to do in their lives.
Anyway, I just watched an episode of “How I met your mum”, a US drama serial. In it, Barney was being his usual confident self, and then he showed a video resume, which was really nothing but it seemed impressive. In it someone asked him a question. I forgot what it was, but it involved him saying things like he goes beyond impossible, to the place where possible and impossible meet, a place called the posimpleble. Wow.
Which got me thinking about my life, and hence this blog post, and hence the title. At my crossroads, wondering where my path lies.
In less than a year it’ll be time to send out resumes, hoping to get a job before graduation, and at that time, I don’t want any more rejection. It’s going to be one whole year of preparing myself for the working world, and landing the job that I want to work for. And it begins right now, from finding out about companies and talking to people about it.
And it’ll be a journey of self-improvement. A start of a really awesome journey, beyond classrooms. I don’t know where it will take me, but I should be prepared.
Anyway its the end of the examinations, and there are things to do. Here’s my current to do list:
- Prepare for IPPT
- Study Japanese for the test to go on to Intemediate 2
- Finding out about JLPT, how to go about registering, when the test is and getting ready
- Catching back up on finance
- Reading up on other kinds of books
There you go. A short, tentative list. And I think I’ll be ending my NextTutor site soon. The domain name is going to expire, and I think it is a little pointless for me to hold on to it. It was great whilst it lasted, its time for me to devote to another project. And it’s time for me to think what type of project I want to look for.
So there, back to some slight relaxation!