Okay, truth time.
I’ve been writing about how exciting it is to start a degree, especially in Data Science. I missed the chance to do a degree when I was younger, so having the opportunity now is amazing. I absolutely have no regret about taking on this challenge.
On the other hand, it’s scary.
I’ve been in my current job for around 7 months now, and while I’ve been recognised by my peers, my manager and the exec team for my work, I still feel like there’s a long way to go.
With that on my mind, taking on a degree, even one designed for those like myself in full time employment, is rather intimidating!
It’s not so much that I don’t think I am capable, everything I’ve been doing for the past couple of years has been leading me in this direction. But truthfully, I’ve always stayed close to my comfort zone before. I know that I could learn faster by stepping outside my comfort zone, but it’s really tough for me. And it doesn’t help that one of my biggest fears is that the mental and emotional strain will be too much for me.
Sometimes the journey to get the things we want is scary, this one certainly is for me. I’ll get through it with my wife at my side, and maybe I’ll re-read that book, Feel The Fear And Do It Anyway!