Just stay positive. Just. Stay. Positive.
That’s what I keep telling myself lately. As someone who is working on the last parts of a Master of Science degree, I’m sure its normal for someone like me to be a little anxious. Working in the field of academic research has been more than eye-opening, and I’m seven years into my education. Its frustrating when I have spent seven years in University, and may end up returning to the job I had before I graduated. I have applied for several Counselling Psychology programs, but so far I have only been rejected. There are a couple more who I am still waiting to hear back from, but if they fall through I literally have nothing to go on.
So I’ve been looking at different options and preparing myself for what will happen if I end up being thrown onto the curb after being given a piece of paper with “MSc Neuroscience” on it. The truth of the matter is that most people probably don’t care how much I know about the brain. I have been taking mental inventory of all the things that I am good at, and how I can better utilize those talents. The funny thing is that all of my most valuable talents have more to do with my interest in internet media than they do with neuroscience.
Despite all of the nervousness surrounding the unknown, I am choosing to see it as a win/win. If I am accepted to a Counselling Psychology program, I will be able to move forward with the hopes of becoming a great therapist. If I’m not accepted, I will be faced with an amazing opportunity to explore other options and be creative. I have been considering the potential of developing a personal brand online, doing some writing, working on some personal projects of mine, and simply getting this blog onto a more consistent schedule. I seem to have an incredible knack for explaining super scientific things in a way that most people can’t, so maybe there is some potential for “Edutainment.” I hate that word, but its definitely something I need to think about more.
I have a favour to ask of you, dear reader. Leave a comment below giving me suggestions on where you think I should focus my online efforts. Do you want to see more YouTube videos? Want me to post something about a certain science topic? Want me to do a photo essay on the reliability of certain behavioural testing? Let me know below!