Almost 6 years ago I started studying at University. After 2 years, I decided I wasn’t doing the right course and so I changed. It has been going really good until recently, I am starting to wonder if I have done the right thing.
I have only 5 semesters left to study and then I graduate which I am looking so forward too, but I am also losing my motivation and concentration and will to study.

I really want to return to work, but I want to work in the industry that I have been studying so hard for, unfortunately I am not getting anywhere. My family say, it will be fine once you graduate. Employers say (when I have had interviews) that I have either too much experience or I have limited experience. Question is, how do I get that experience, if no one is willing to provide that opportunity? People say, go to university and you will get a great job! I know many people who have finished university and still cannot get work…what hope do I have.

All these negative thoughts and feelings are really deterring me from my studies and I just cannot seem to find that positivity and motivation to keep going. Sometimes I wonder should I just pack it in, look for something different or stay home with my kids. My youngest starts prep next year and so I will need something to occupy myself.
I know that the area I live in is not good on the job front…many people are being laid off everywhere, jobs are decreasing – 1 part time job I applied for had over 300 applications! My hubby and I know that once I have graduated, it means that we may have to relocate so that we can both get work. This scares me, I love where I live and don’t want to move too far away from my parents.

I am supposed to be studying right now, but instead I am here writing this story, hoping that maybe my inspiration will magically appear if I write all this down. Maybe the perfect job is out there waiting for me, and until it arrives, or my motivation returns I will take it one day at a time, do the best that I can and try to pass all my courses.

Posted by blondie, 13th April 2015

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  • I know how you feel. I am studying and suddenly feel really lost and like I am doing the wrong thing. I’m too far through to quit though.


  • Being so close to finishing, I’d probably try and see it through to the end.


  • You need to do something you enjoy, not something you aren’t going to look forward too. Listen to your heart..


  • Wishing you the best of luck in regaining your motivation


  • It is one of those situations when only you can decide. Arm yourself with lots of knowledge by speaking with a careers advisor and making a pros and cons list. It often helps to see it on paper. Good Luck!


  • I know how you are feeling all too well! I have a bachelor of Education degree under my belt and half way through every semester I struggled with lack of motivation etc.. It is challenging..but keep on it because walking across that stage in hat and gown is an amazing feeling. I never thought I could or would achieve this. Jobs were still insanely hard to get (I got the highest possible rating and still couldn’t get full time employment) but I am actually now back at uni (NEVER would have thought) and pursuing something completely different. It can open up so many doors. Have faith in yourself – believe you can do it and you will. All the best x


  • You’re so close to graduating… I’d really try to focus on that and worry about the job later.


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