Friday, September 2, 2016


As I write this, I am sitting at a local coffee shop by my University. A coffee shop I really like, actually. It has gorgeous art on the wall and the coffee is exceptionally well made, and I love some exceptionally well made coffee. 

A couple of days ago I made the incredibly difficult decision to withdraw from my Uni for the year. Going to college was always something I couldn’t wait for as a kid, but as the move-in day started coming closer, I got less and less excited. It was your typical college move-in day—hot, stressful, sad. I mean, I cried for the rest of the night after my mom left, haha. I met my roommate for the first time in person, and we had things in common: both vegan, both studious, both Harry Potter fanatics. The “welcome week” back to college went really well; I made friends with people around campus and the other people in my dorm. I was really excited for my classes to start up. 

Then, classes actually started, and I have never felt more stressed. I didn’t want to be at college, I didn’t want to study, I decided I needed a break from the world of academia. After being in school for about 15 years in a row, a person needs a break. 

I talked to my parents about it (my mom understands, my dad not so much). Ultimately, I made my decision. I was going to withdraw my enrollment for the time being. I had no idea what I wanted to study, or do with my life, and that was something that terrified me.

As for now my future is unclear, but I have a general idea of the things I want to do. Firstly, I’m going to have to work in order to have money for the things I want to do. I want to travel (either to California, New York, or London), and volunteer abroad (South Africa, Laos, or Thailand). I want to follow my heart for once, and do something that I genuinely am excited about. 

Diane von Furstenberg once said, “I didn’t always know what I wanted to do, but I knew the kind of woman I wanted to be.” At this moment in my life, this is a quote I agree with 100 percent. 


  1. Awww you go girl! It sounds like such a courageous decision to make, I left university in the first week because it just wasn't working, I was really struggling with horrible anxieties and didn't enjoy the course at all; there's no way I could have continued! I'm a lot better now and have even had a little boy of my own :D definitely do what makes your heart sing, I would love to get back in to studying soon but a completely different subject! The time out has also given me an opportunity to find what medicene works for me and I have matured as a person too! Just come across your blog and this really rang so true for me :D xx

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    1. Sorry this is a late response, but that you! Your experience sounds similar to mine, and that's great that you have a son! I'm definitely glad I made the decision to put off school for now; I'm really trying to figure out what I want to study, and I'm doing a bit of traveling next year that I never would have been able to if I was in school.

  2. Hi Brett, good luck on you journey! I wish you the best, dear.

  3. Good luck on everything, Brett. May you have a wonderful life.

  4. You go girl. Good luck to you and your career.

  5. You are driven by passion and passion drives success, do well. Best of luck, dear.

  6. Thanks for sharing your thoughts. Wishing you good luck!

  7. I love that your pursuing what you really love. Good luck, dear.