My friends, last week it finally happened! 20 days away from my 9 year anniversary in the UK I was awarded an MA Degree with distinction in Music Industries!
I’m gonna be honest, not having been to my BA graduation, I didn’t even give the event much thought! I just assumed it would be like any other day but with me wearing a funny outfit for a few hours. But I was so wrong!
Sitting in that big symphony hall and seeing all the people in different robes up on stage made me realise what an incredible achievement it actually was!
I don’t big myself up very often, but DAMN! I am so proud of myself and genuinely impressed with the hard work and dedication that I invested over three years (whilst working full time) so I could get this MA degree.
I’ve never really seen myself as a “smart person”, so I can honestly say that I exceeded my wildest dreams and expectations with it all, and it came as a very happy surprise that I was awarded a distinction, because I wasn’t expecting it!
I can’t thank my professors and lecturers enough for encouraging me and believing in me when my low self-esteem got the better of me!
Especially Dubber and Professor Wall – who right from the beginning saw something in me that I’m only really starting to discover now.
I did this degree not because I thought it would result in a better job or more money, but because I am genuinely interested and passionate about my field of work.
And I can’t even begin to describe how proud and happy it makes me feel that for once in my life, I feel like I have contributed something of substance (even if it’s very small in the grand scheme of things) to that field and found a place where I feel that I belong.
So what you reckon? A PhD next…? ;)