I were taken aback when my mother-in-law asked me this question last week. The conversation as follow:
MIL: Do you plan to further your study? Like getting your Master?
Me: Er, not at the moment.
MIL: I guess so, don’t think you have the time to study with a naughty little daughter
Me: Yes. Maybe when she is older and I have times for myself, then I may take up my
Alright, just to be frank with myself, I have never thought of furthering my study after completing my Degree studies 9 years ago. Reasons are practically logical:
- I have a fearfulness feeling of studying after finish my final Degree paper. Maybe because I have been studying too hard before for my examination and also studying without hardly enjoying and playing around. Like the saying “All Work and No Play makes Jack a dull boy”. Correct me if I am wrong. A normal person would start schooling at the age of 6. Imagine studying for the next 15 years???
- I just want to enjoy life as a young adult from age of 21! Do I need to explain further? *wink*
- Now married with a young kid, I don’t think I can squeeze some personal time for myself. I have work to do and family to take care of. At night after work, I am half dead, lying in the bed, prefer to either watch DVD or read novel.
However with online and distance learning, I would love to re-consider the option of obtaining my Master at my own pace and time. Darling hubby has plan for me to be a full-time SAHM in the next 5 years, getting me to stay and look after the children at home. Isnt he sweet or what? Or poor me? *laugh* Maybe I can consider taking up Master since I would have more time then.
For the time being, studying is not in my agenda. Maybe before I reach 35? Afterall, to me everyday is a learning day and there is no age barrier to pursue for education. It is the determination that is important here. For now, I don’t have these determination. Family and work are my priority for the time being!