I work as an engineer, a profession that my parents chose for me. No complaints because I had no other option as I was never aware of what I really wanted to do with my life. I also got married to a man of my parents’ choice, little did they or I know that he’ll turn out to be a criminal. A lot of things happened then, which might be irrelevant to write here. The marriage ended in divorce within a year leaving deep emotional scars on me. It was a turning point in my carefree life. I went into major depression and it was then when someone recommended me to study the subject Psychology to analyse and work upon my mental health. And it worked! Not only did it help me gain greater self awareness but I also found my real passion that I had been looking for in the longest time. I realized that this is something I could potentially be good at if given the right training and education.
I started studying the subject in deep and volunteered for some organisations to understand the concept of mental health on ground level. I took a call to pursue my career in the field of psychology, which seemed a little difficult as I hadn’t read the subject in under graduation.
Since the thought was pure, I found out about the conversion courses in the UK, through which I could convert my degree and pursue masters in Psychology. I applied to 8 universities and fortunately got offers from 7 of them. I have decided to go to the University of Edinburgh which is ranked 16th in the world for my masters.
I will need support from all of you to pursue my dreams that I realized at a later stage than I should have. But better late than never.
My parents, like any other middle class Indian, have already spent their life’s savings on my sister’s and my marriage. Though, I have saved some amount from the jobs I’ve done in these years, but that’s nowhere close to the UK's fees. I am unable to take a loan of such a huge amount due to unavailability of collateral and high interests.
I desperately desire to follow my passion but I won’t be able to make it to the university without your precious support. It would be much appreciated if you can contribute a bit towards my career and support me in reconstructing my life. Thanks in advance.