I don’t know if anyone other than me will stumble upon this post. It’s been a shit month. The month of September. Juggling school with work is no joke. Or juggling work with school. To be honest work came first for me this month. Maybe because I was working on my very first project and so badly wanted to close my first deal. I guess nobody cared why I wanted to close the first one so much.
Yeah sure, they assumed it was for the money. It isn’t. I didn’t even care how much the commission percentage was. For all the effort I put in, I just wanted something to show for it. I wanted a sense of achievement. I’d been yearning for that for some time now. Sure, the money would be good, just take it as my allowance which I wouldn’t otherwise ask from my parents. It might be great to start giving back too. I would not simply accept that getting allowance from my parents is a given, especially since we did the sums on my school fees, wasted or future.
The good news certainly lifted the pressure of us abit. I hope it brought much relief to my mum. I really had no idea how it came about. Maybe it was God’s doing. I don’t know.
I just asked my cousin Eugene why he pursued his degree even though he had been doing decently in his work. He said a degree would:-
1. Value add to your own branding
2. The market would see you differently
3. Clients and developers will have more faith in you
To be honest I had never thought of that before. And I agree with all 3 points. In fact he is going to do his Masters in Project and Building Management.
So I guess this is it. I’m just gonna slog it out studying and working at the same time. That degree is going to benefit me. Perception is King.