End of Semester and planning for the future...
Well, the semester is pretty much officially over (though I have summer school starting on the 24th...) then I have one more semester left, which if I pass, I will be eligible to graduate and claim my Bachelor of Arts degree. As such, I've been doing more than a little bit of pondering over the past couple of weeks about what my future will be after I graduate.
With graduation looming on the horizon (currently due to graduate in July if I pass all my papers), I have an important choice to make - what I want to do after I graduate. I've narrowed my choices down to 3 options at the moment, one of which was something I had not contemplated until fairly recently, but seems rather enticing to be honest as it would open some avenues both in NZ and overseas.
1. Go back into the workforce and work on my books in my downtime. A bit of a boring option, but probably the safest of the options. If I did this path, I would likely go back into bus driving for a time.
2. Find a job in a writing related field, such as at a publishing company, newpaper/magazine firm or something similar - a little more risky as it would require me finding a solid job offer prior to graduation so that I'm not left job hunting after I graduate
3. Continue studying, applying to do a Postgraduate Diploma in Tertiary Teaching - this is a 1 year full time paper, so I would be done with it by July 2016, if I took this path and graduated, I could take up a job teaching creative writing at University level, whether it be in New Zealand or overseas.
I'm kind of tempted to do option 3, but I know it means that I will have another year of study ahead of me, plus an even bigger student loan bill by the time I graduate (though I will have a Bachelors Degree AND a graduate diploma under my belt) On the other hand, it will open up a LOT of options for me.