So, last year in November I graduated year 12. Also last year in August I got my provisional license (hello freedom). Graduating was a great feeling, knowing that all my exams and study was over (for now) and that they had payed off. But knowing I'm never going back to school again took a while to sink in. I remember sitting there on the stage looking around at my peers and thinking I'm probably never gonna see most of these people again. The next month, in December, I received my final ATAR score which was much higher than I expected or needed for my uni course. Last month I got into my first preference at Murdoch University; I'm studying a double major in Molecular Biology and Biomedical Science... And I start in a couple of weeks.
Starting university is exciting but also mildly terrifying; I mean... new people, new environment and a large campus, the possibility of moving out to live in Murdoch village or elsewhere in the near future, the very expensive books and pressure to get a job, driving on the freeway for an hour every day, more study, assignments and exams... But other than that it should be a great experience. I'm studying things that interest me and my future career outlook is good.
Also, I turn 18 in May. Finally! And I still don't have a job ._. You see, I really need one, because so far I've spent over $600 on books, readers, my lab coat and safety glasses, parking permit for the year and more, and I haven't even started uni yet or payed my student fees. Next semester I'll need to fork out more money and then twice again next year and the year after that...And after I graduate I'll be left with a hefty debt that's equal to or greater than the price of a brand new car. So yeahh I need money, but no one in this area is hiring, I mean my resume looks great, but I have no work experience because I've never had a job...oops. Also, if I get a job here, I may either have to quit or drive a fair distance to work because we're moving up closer to uni in roughly a year, so I might have to wait until we move to get a job, cuz by that time (in about a year) I'm going to be seriously thinking about moving out.
Anyways what I'm really trying to say about all this, is that it's a new chapter of my life, and what time I don't spend at uni, studying or doing assignments I'll probably have some other important thing to do so I won't be able to draw much :/ I may get time for some photography but that's about it, it's disappointing really because I can't remember the last time I've drawn anything, and I have 3 unfinished drawings in my sketch book that I haven't had the time or the motivation to finish :/
I'll try to keep my creative side alive, but at the moment university is a much higher priority.