Navigating the Twenties: Taking a Career Break for Education Abroad

I hope this message finds you all in good health and high spirits. Today, I want to share a personal story with you—a journey that has truly transformed my life and career.

Hello, Navigators of the Twenties community!

I hope this message finds you all in good health and high spirits. Today, I want to share a personal story with you—a journey that has truly transformed my life and career. It’s about the life-changing experience of taking a year off my career to pursue my studies in the UK through the prestigious Chevening Awards.

 As young professionals, we often get caught up in the fast-paced world of work, striving to meet goals, and climbing the career ladder. However, there comes a point when we should pause and invest in our personal growth, and for me, that moment was when I decided to further my education abroad.

 Thanks to the incredible opportunity provided by the Chevening Scholarship, I embarked on a journey to pursue a Masters of law degree in Technology, Media, and Telecoms in London, at Queen Mary University of London . It was a bold decision to take a break from my career, but it turned out to be one of the best decisions I’ve ever made.

 Living abroad, I had the chance to experience life in a completely new way. Highlights included celebrating Christmas in the enchanting city of Zurich with newfound friends, skiing in the picturesque landscapes of Oslo, and catching some waves while surfing in the stunning beaches of Cornwall. These experiences enriched my life and broadened my horizons, reminding me of the beauty of exploration and adventure.

 One of the most significant aspects of my journey was the opportunity to build a global network of friends and colleagues. Meeting people from diverse backgrounds and cultures not only expanded my worldview but also opened doors to new collaborations and possibilities. It’s truly remarkable how these connections have continued to shape my personal and professional life even after returning home.

 As I reflect on this incredible journey, I encourage each of you to consider the value of taking a step back from your career at some point and investing in your personal growth. Whether it’s pursuing higher education, traveling, or pursuing a passion project, these experiences can be transformative and enriching in ways you may never have imagined.

 Remember, your career is important, but so is your personal growth and development. Sometimes, taking that leap of faith and embracing change can lead to the most rewarding and life-changing experiences.

 Thank you for being a part of the Navigating the Twenties community, and I look forward to hearing about your own journeys and experiences.

Wishing you all success and fulfillment on your unique paths!

 PS Remember, the Chevening awards applications open today, Tuesday 12 September, apply via www.chevening.org.

 Warm regards,

Zinhle Novazi

Navigating the Twenties

#navigatingthetwenties #youngprofessionals #careerbreaks #studyingabroad

Written by: Ms Zinhle Novazi

Don’t forget to hit that subscribe button for our podcast! 

Apple Podcasts: https://lnkd.in/e8AawPtb

Spotify: https://lnkd.in/e89pnxks

YouTube: https://lnkd.in/etYVFAhC

Related Posts

Subscribe to our newsletter

Become a part of our vibrant community and receive our newsletter in your inbox.