Why I Decided To Go Back To Uni.

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You read that right. If you’ve been with me from the beginning you know that I started this blog while I was studying my bachelor degree at uni. I hated going to uni and I hated studying so I’m sure you’re thinking that I’m crazy, and wondering why I decided to go back to uni.

The last 12 months at my job have been fast paced, depressing and all around shitty. This means I went from having a role I loved at a company I enjoyed working at to a role I hated and in turn. I became very disenchanted with the company I am at. I realised about 1-2 months into my new role this change in the work place had destroyed my mental health. It took away any enjoyment I had and had me contemplating driving my car into a wall every single day. Nothing else had changed in my life and I realised my job had me wanting to kill my self.

back to uni Photo by Nick Morrison on Unsplash

Back to Uni.

Something had to change. After a visit to the Doctor, a few prescriptions and a hard look at what was making me so unhappy I realised it was my job that had to change. My favourite part of my previous role was safety management. So after some research, I realised that I could do some further study and move into safety as a job!

Today is the last day of my further study and I’m actually glad I went back to study. Did I think I would be here as an 18-year-old who was told to ‘just do arts’ until I decided what to do? Not at all. Thankfully life experience and 10 years of adulting have helped me to realise and define what I want to do in life and returning to uni was what I needed to do to get there.

Should you go to uni? I think yes. If I hadn’t done any former study I wouldn’t have been able to come back to uni. Should you just do arts? NO WAY. I don’t recommend getting into thousands of dollars in debt just because someone told you to go to uni.

Have you studied or are you thinking of studying? Let me know in the comments.


  1. Vanessa says:

    I loved my undergrad degree but it took me years of trying to find postgrad that I enjoyed. Now the challenge is to find a job (or freelance) in an under funded sector!

    1. Everyday Aimee says:

      I’ve got that same challenge now! I wish you luck!

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