I just got my official acceptance to the Honours Psychology program at my original university, and I’ve landed an apprenticeship in a research lab that uses fish to look for the link between male hormone levels and the development of autism, schizophrenia and PTSD. I’m very, very excited, and for the first time in a very long time, I’m eager to get back to class.
As an added bonus, my application to the creative writing class was accepted, so I’ll be taking that in the Fall term as my fine arts elective! Things really couldn’t be better.
Two more years until graduation! 4 months ago
...because of my depression and anxiety and stupid, painful family circumstances. I hope it doesn’t take me longer than 3 more semesters. 5 months ago
probably the most important thing on my list? Want to get this done and go travelling! see the world, achieve and progress :) 11 months ago
Well, I just finished my first semester at Mount Allison in the Cognitive Science program… and I hate it. So much for that plan.
I’ve done a lot of thinking over the past four months, and I’ve come to realize that working with computers is just not what I want to do. I went into it initially because I felt like it was expected of me, not because I actually wanted to do it. What I’ve really always wanted to do is become a Forensic Psychologist, and so I’m transferring back to my original university to pursue that.
I was always a little intimidated by the amount of schooling that this career path would require, but now I am motivated and willing. I’ve just about got the grades to do it, and now I’m applying to an Honours Psychology program to get the research experience necessary to go after a PhD in Clinical Psychology. I’ve got a long way to go, but it’s such a weight off my shoulders knowing that I’m finally working towards something I actually want to do. 11 months ago