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Turn Back the Hands of Time

If I would choose a moment to relive it would be the time when I was choosing what course to take in college. If I hadn’t told you before, now would be a good time to tell you that I am a graduate of Electronics and Communications Engineering.

The reason why I picked that course is foolish. I had two schools that I was choosing from, School A and School B. School A was my dream school while School B was plan B. Thinking that I’d never ever study in School B, I didn’t bother properly thinking over what course I’d try and apply for there.

I was watching TV when I was answering my application forms for School B. An advertisement for an Electronics and Communications Engineering graduate flashed on the screen. Not thinking about it at all, I wrote that course down as my top pick.

I know I could’ve just changed courses while studying but the course grew on me. Looking back however, I wish I changed courses while I still had the chance or better yet picked a course I would’ve preferred from the beginning.


  1. Hi Kat. That is just wow. How long was the course? And you could have done something you were really called to do? I’m amazed. What categories might this come under? Career? Study?

  2. I totally feel this. As for me, I chose my course because my mom told me so. I had attempts on changing the course half way but it never happened.

    • I guess a part of me was afraid to disappoint my parents. I bet you felt the same way too!

      • You guessed it right, disappointing them will be the last thing that I will do for them but considering the state that I am in right now, I just did disappoint them whih is really making me sad.

        • Aww. Don’t be sad! If there’s one thing I know it’s the unconditional love parents have for their children. Wishing you the best! Hugs xx

  3. A good number of us made certain mistakes. I studied Law instead of Communication Arts that I wanted. My mother preferred Law but for the life of me, I have never practised.

  4. I completely get what you feel. I’m currently studying Accounting, because my mom said so, even though I’d rather immerse myself in an ocean of art, culture, history, writing, designing and philosophy. Now with online MOOC’s, its become much easier to study what you actually want to, but that field is still very vague (at least according to me) and I’m afraid to step into the unknown territory.

    • I hope you won’t have too many regrets and end up loving it. But one thing I’m learning now is that we can never really have the life we want. We constantly need to adjust our sails and be positive. All of the things I wished I learned back then, I am trying to learn now through this blog. 🙂

      • Very much rightly said! WordPress and inspirational bloggers like you have taught me so much and for that, I’m forever grateful. Thank you for the wishes, and sending some your way too! 🙂

  5. Same here. I never really knew what I wanted. I knew I was gifted in teaching. I took up Bio and saw that Communications was really what I loved. To shift was a terrible stress. I still ended up teaching ESL in a medical school. Haha It somehow all worked together, thank God! 🙂

    • Wow! You’re one of the lucky ones. You got the best of both worlds! As for me I now have an IT related job (totally unrelated to my course) and have a blog for my frustrated dreams 😛

      • Haha..The blog for frustrated dreams is what I have now as well. I’m a stay-at-home mom now haha

  6. Hi Kat! This is such a relatable post! Studied at university in my early 20s and I felt more capable of making the right decision then than when I was 18 and first applied for university. Do you think you would’ve made a better decision if you were a bit older? Would love to hear your thoughts. 🙂

    • Yes I think I would’ve made better decisions if I was older. Here in the Philippines, you enter college at 16-17. That’s too young!!! 😀

      • So true! No one knows what they want in life at that age, haha. Maybe some do, but definitely not the majority. Thanks for the response! 🙂

  7. It takes a lot of time to really know what we want.. but sometimes this can lead to consuming much of our time

    • I totally agree. And when we are younger we are too scared to follow our hearts.

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