To be kicked out of university

Today I logged onto internet banking and paid off my student loan. I think it took about 4 minutes to pay off 3 years worth of studies.

And now I am sitting here after I walked into our kitchen and said to The Man, "I guess the only thing left now is to write to my uni and ask them to kick me out of Master's."

Because here's the thing: technically I am still enrolled at uni.

Technically, I've finished a year of studies and have another year left to go before I get my Master's degree, and, technically speaking, I'm still on the scholarship. So, technically - and this, I promise, will be the last time I use the word technically here - I could still go back and continue my studies; continue where I left off in 2009. Because in Estonia, you see, they give you 3 years of academic respite when you have a child and mine's only two and a half years old.

Because, you see, I wasn't meaning to stay in New Zealand when I first arrived four and a half years ago. I'd taken a year off to backpack around Australasia and to harbour myself from the economic outhouse that, at the time, Europe was heading to, so I was meaning to go back when things were more settled and finish uni, get my Master's degree and figure out what it was that I wanted to do to begin with.

And if things had indeed gone that way I would've graduated by now and heaven knows where I'd be with my life now if I hadn't decided to stay in New Zealand.

I think at first it wasn't even "decided to stay in New Zealand" but rather "decided not to go home yet". Then another year. Then I started applying for residency - got declined.

Applied again - got declined.
Applied again.

And now I'm sitting here, having just paid off my student loan, thinking, "I guess I need to get in touch with uni now and ask them to kick me out of Master's..."

1 comment:

  1. Ei tea, mis siia Australaasia kanti inimesi niimoodi tõmbab ja siin kinni hoiab? Meie tutvusringkonnas on päris palju inimesi, kes tulid, et reisida ja seigelda, aga otsustasid jääda, hoolimata kõikidest konarustest, mis teele tõkkeks ette jäid :)Kui me Austraalia PR kätte saame, ausõna, siis olen õnnelik inimene ja ei virise oma elus ühegi asja üle.

    Meil oli kusjuures esialgu samasugune plaan nagu sul, et reisimine ringi ja lähme tagasi, mina lõpetan sellesamuse magistri :) Mind visati välja, viisakalt öeldes "eksmatrikuleeriti" vist pärast aastat või kahte akadeemilist.

    Nüüd ostan Austraalias komposti ja vaatan potentsiaalseid linnaosasid, kuhu kodu osta ja mõtlen, et peaks ülikooli minema, mõned inimesed ikka VEEL küsivad, kuna tagasi tuleme.

    Aga tead, sind ei kujuta kuidagi Uus-Meremaata ettegi. Nii kui mõtlen selle riigi peale, tuled sina meelde ja sa oled päris mõnusa ja tšilli imago sellele riigile eestikeelses blogosfääris kujundanud!

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