Tuesday, April 14, 2009


If I start the postgraduate studies... I will remember quickly why I promised six years ago that I would never ever enter the school again.
If I start the postgraduate studies... I will be able to spent another beautiful half a year with my Dominik at home. He won't have to go to kindergarten and will be happily playing with his mummy.

The thing actually is, that I probably won't be able to find a place for him in the kindergarten when my maternity leave ends and therefore this postgraduate thing comes as a topic of the day. I would be paid little money (which is positive here). I would stay in my profession. I would have almost no duties at the faculty and mostly could handle my time easily. I would enjoy going to library again and all this late student life. But all that time, there would be this strange feeling in the back of my mind that I have some work that needs to be finished (and do I know how?).

I have about two weeks to hand in an application form. Three pages of a project approved by a professor. List of literature. I can make it but have very little time to decide.


Francesca said...

I'm not sure what you refer to when you say "work that needs to be finished". Would postgrad studies only last a 6 months?! Would the job you go back to not be in your profession?
Anyways, in his adult life, 6 month of kindergarten will not change much in your boy's life, so he shouldn't really be the reason why you make your choice.
But a postgrad title will likely change your professional life. I've always viewed studying as advancement, personal and professional, and if you are lucky enough to be paid to further your education, well, it's tough not to say yes!
PS I have more to say re: late student life, but how much space is blogger allowing for comments?!
Let us know what you decide!

Esti said...

I agree with Francesca... ;)

Bohemian girl said...

Francesca, I knew you would say something encouraging to me. I meant dissertation - the work that needs to be finished. The postgrad would take three years but I would have to send Dominik to kindergarten eventually and find at least a half time job, the money that the school gives is very little. I just won't have a kindergarten for him between he is three and the rest of the school year (that is about a half a year) and therefore I cant go back to my work. I will have to give it up.

Francesca said...

Just came to check out the embroidery: when I first saw the pic I assumed he was wearing an apron! I guess I didn't look well enough ... Looking forward to learning more about it!