Hana was a participant in the last ILN round and has shared some of her story here with us as a guest post:
Reflections…..on being a Masters student.
I registered for my master’s degree for the first time in 2009. I had to de-register because my mom got ill, she had a quadruple bypass and I had to take care of her. The second time was in 2012. I was exceptionally indifferent. I deregistered, yet again. I wanted to do something exciting, something for me, something that would bring me happiness and make me content. I started painting and hand wood carving. I had the opportunity to exhibit with my fellow colleagues. I consider myself an accidental artist.
I am mum to a teenager; he is in matric this year. When I enquired what he wants to study after matric, he says “I want to be like you mom, I want to do my masters and eventually my PhD and I want to lecture as well, just like you”……………WOW
This was more than enough motivation for me to register for my Masters this year. I am really enjoying this degree. I guess the purpose for doing it is different this time around. I have someone who looks up to me. I cannot disillusion him.
Hana is documenting her progress through her degree on her blog if you’d like to know more.