Wasted my 20sWatch
Yes I shouldn’t, I’m not really comparing tho I used it for emphasis. I too could take a shorter undergrad but there’s none for my interests. They may see me as unlucky but I see my self as lucky for being able to pursue a career in the medical field. Of course it will be long, the good of humanity will literally lie in my hands. My question is, how did you have fun in your 20s whilst balancing the stress.
I'm not even 20 yet lol. I still "have fun" and learn. You just have to manage it properly. A skill we call - time management.
I’m lucky to get into the field I’ve chosen, but it requires extensive dedication and commitment. That was my point. What do u study tho
I'm going to be studying Law at university - not officially started yet.
As for no time for social life, I find that very hard to believe. The way to make the most of it is to spend your weekdays studying, and leave your weekends completely free to do as you please. That way you do not feel guilty when you aren't studying.
There isn't any degree programme, including medicine, dentistry, and vet med, which would prevent you from having a social life. Only you can prevent you from having a social life.
Now I'm a graduate studying medicine and until corona ruined everything, I still managed to have a good time and my course is way more intense that yours is.
You can have fun and have a life whilst being a medic, and it's something I suggest to aim to do otherwise you will be burned out very quickly and that will makes things much harder. Learn to work smart, not hard.
Also, don't compare yourself to your friends. Many of my friends are in their mid-20s now, graduated and still aren't 100% sure on what they want to do with their lives, the career they want, having money etc. They aren't having the best of time in their 20s. Assuming nothing changes, me and you will be walking into a career we'll have for decades, which will open up plenty or different paths and involves being able to progress to get to where we want to be. Sure we'll basically be permanent students, but we still have lives, and can make them good ones.
don't worry mate, you're doing a good degree, you'll have a good life once you're finished. you'll still meet new people and make friends at med school, and life definitely doesn't end at 30