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College life had been one of the challenges that most people have struggled about. Most especially when these students juggled work and school requirements just to support him/herself to get a degree. I acknowledge the fact that it was difficult in every way possible but let me tell you why it is beneficial to pursue a master’s degree-may it be a year later, 5 years after, or even 10 years right after college graduation.

1.You’ll learn. Yes, the human mind is always capable of learning new things. While there was a study in the United States that the brain sometimes only filters what it wants to retain, one can’t deny the fact that knowledge is always power. Your 4 or 5 years in college will never be enough to learn how to maintain relationships at work and how sound decisions are made overnight.

2.You’ll gain connections. This part is interesting. You will be shocked when you meet your classmates on the first day of school. It will be amazing to meet doctors, lawyers, scientists, entrepreneurs and government employees that inspite and despite of their career achievements, they still have the time and passion to study and learn more about things around. You can have free check-ups and legal advices, how cool is that?

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3. You’ll understand how precious time is. Since graduate school is something that your parents will seldom fund, you need to work for it on your own. So, working is a must for those who really wanted to gain that glory of being a Master’s Degree holder. In my case, I work 5 days a week, 8 hours a day and have the whole Saturday for my classes (though I sometimes miss whenever I am on official travel), and I only have Sunday for myself, the church, my family, socializing and maintaining relationships and of course my dogs. It’s a struggle but I am loving it

4. You’ll be a critical thinker. Graduate school is way different from getting your Bachelor’s degree. Gone were the choices of A,B, C,D, and E on exams but rather, you’ll be asked a matter of 1-3 questions and you have to defend it, back it up with facts and sources and this will really rock your brain cells. Although this is the case, any challenges you will encounter in life will just be easy because you will be trained to really think before you act.

5. You’ll enrich your documents. Even people who have gained their college degree are having a hard time finding for a job that suits their taste really well. Sure, a college degree will take you to places but it’s a master’s degree that gives you an edge. Most of the high positions in the government (most especially in the Philippines), are requiring a Master’s degree. In short, if time comes that an item for the next section head has been opened, you’ll be confident enough to apply.

6. You’ll have more confidence. To those who have been doubting themselves, pursuing a Master’s Degree could be one of the answers. This will give you the entitlement not to feel insecure over that newly-hired officer who graduated Magna Cum Laude. You can tell the world that regardless of the age and superiority, learning and studying is for everyone. Plus it earns you respect.

Graduate school is not a monster journey that everyone gets to experience. It’s just one of those many goliath you need to conquer in life to fulfill your purpose. After all, you also gain suffix/es in your name.

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At some point in your life, you will encounter someone who is absolutely 100% perfect for you. There is a catch, though. There is always a catch. It could be a force beyond your control. It could be something that you bring upon yourself; your fears, needs, or feelings that you weren’t ready for. It may be an age difference, a distance problem, or some other way of physically keeping you apart. The point is, this person could have been everything you wanted, but they slipped through the cracks. They are known most commonly as the one that got away. But what if the one that got away is back?

He got away because of your immaturity. He got away because of the certain things you thought was extraordinary and you thought you can’t handle. He got away because you were selfish. He got away because you thought he wouldn’t be so much for you. He left because you made him thought you don’t deserve him. He left because he really felt unwanted when all he was asking was to love him back.

Gone are the days that you didn’t even think of him. You concentrated on building yourself, making memories with the wrong person, achieving your personal goals and having good times with the environment you were in. During those times, there will always be one thing that will remind you of him and how crazy you were few years back. May this thing be a letter, a word, a song, or even just a thought but it will pinch you on the inside. Even just a little bit.

Late at night when you are having the worst day of your life burdened with the worst person you’re with at the present, you are left with options of thinking the ‘what if’s’ like thinking the possibility of not cutting your relationship before with someone who was ready to give the whole world to you. What if you didn’t make him feel that you didn’t love him at all? What if you were mature enough to handle a relationship that time? What… If…?

You’d be insane thinking what he was doing during the time that he was moving on, what he did when you were enjoying the life of being single for a while, being with another guy for just split of a second and leaving him of the whereabouts why you have broken up with him, and you’d be hysterical to find out how he dealt with the heartbreak you caused him.

You will think that you didn’t deserve how well he treated you, how long he stayed with you, how would he stayed awake just to speak to you and worst, you’d think that you didn’t deserve him. But again, what if he comes back? You made your way back to each other’s arms, fell madly in love as if nothing happened in the past. Everything is so perfect. Everything seems to last a lifetime.

You’ve lost that person and found him again. The second time around, things just made more sense. Honestly, timing has a lot to do with everything. In the past, you aren’t ready for each other yet that is why you parted ways. This time, don’t let him go. This chance is giving yourself a second try just like giving yourself an extra bullet for your gun because you missed him the first time.

Give it your best shot.