New Beginnings: Life Post Academia 

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There are so many privileges that we are blinded by. The fact of being blinded to those privileges is a privilege in itself.

Now that my academia induced trauma has subsided, I’ve had ample time to reflect and process the whole experience. I’ve come to realise just how privileged I am to have had the opportunity to further my education. So many of my brothers and sisters weren’t able to.

I also had the luxury of taking 3 months to just put my life on pause, read fiction and relax while figuring out my next steps. I’ve had the fortune of being able to buy time and give myself the necessary space to grow. (Not without help of course. Huge shoutout to the parentals.) I am truly grateful.

This time I’ve had made me think of Khaled Hosseini’s, “The Kite Runner,” in the book the character Amir learnt how to read but instead of teaching his friend Hassan how to read he used his ability to taunt and ridicule him.

Individualism is a doctrine I do not subscribe to, we are all interconnected and we ought to work together to get through this maze we call life. I believe that as human beings it is our duty to uplift one another.

The knowledge I have acquired isn’t just for my own ego.  It’s for us all. For those that couldn’t. Not because they didn’t want to but because they weren’t afforded the chances. I hope to one day use my knowledge in order to uplift others.

I recognise the importance of not taking my opportunities for granted and I am excited for what my future holds.

Here’s to new beginnings.

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