Well, summer is well and truly here isn’t it? We’ve managed to retain the sunshine for longer than just one Thursday afternoon, and we’re relishing it! We’ve had our pool out, and we’ve had Beers and Cider on ice. Life has been great!
Summer is the season where I end up drinking my weight in alcohol. My partner and I end up passing so many different varieties over our pallets that we end up feeling fairly certain in ourselves and our newly trained pallets that we think we could make our own. Not only that but that we could make the most flavorful beer that could quite possibly take over the world.
I won’t lie, we’ve tried in the past, and it was dreadful. I mean, we didn’t even want to try it, it smelt so rancid. That being said, each year we try again as if by some miracle we might have become top brewers overnight. It’s never happened.
We joked that we probably needed to head back to college or even university, to get the level of knowledge that we so desperately needed, to achieve the dreams that we had of making our very own alcohol.
Going back to learning.
Then it got me thinking. So many people get to this point in their life, a little while after they assumed that they had finished with all their learning, and then suddenly their life takes another path, and they no longer want to carry on with their original profession.
Many of my friends are in their mid-twenties to their early thirties, and it’s quite scary just how many of them went to college or university to study one thing but have now decided that that wasn’t what they wanted to do with life and that their heart lies somewhere else. Many of which, are realising that they need to go back to college or university to get on the first step of their dream occupation role.
It’s certainly not an easy decision or one that should be taken lightly. Studying something new takes a lot of time, effort and of course, money. I think within my friendship zone, the main thing that is stopping others from taking up the opportunity to learn something new is, of course, money.
They shouldn’t worry, because money does not have to be the reason you can’t go seize that dream job, there is a help to be had if you know where to look.
Countless companies out there award scholarships which are designed to help elevate a little bit of financial stress off of new students shoulders. Companies such as Melvin Brewing, believe that everyone should have the chance to make a strong impression in their choice of career, and in awarding scholarships to individuals, they can help fuel many more minds to come.
Besides applying for a scholarship, there are additional ways to make the financial situation of going back to college or university somewhat more bearable, such as being extra conscious of how you spend your money and looking for ways to save on certain things. There are many apps now that you can earn money from by simply uploading your receipts.
There are so many different approaches to make returning to learning achievable, there is no need to give up on your goals.
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