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4th-Apr-2010 01:22 pm
peacocks

Originally published at Stage 3: bohemian. You can comment here or there.

Today seems like an excellent day to think about stuff.

Obviously, the work issue is still weighing heavy.  It appears that the day after the big meeting, things were said that indicate that nothing positive stuck.

I heard something last night that feels terribly insightful.  Ok, so it was a quote from Men Who Stare at Goats.

“Your life is like a river. If you’re aiming for a goal that isn’t your destiny, you will always be swimming against the current. Young Gandhi wants to be a stock car racer? Not gonna happen.  Little Anne Frank wants to be a high school teacher? Tough Anne. That’s not your destiny. But you will go on to move the hearts and minds of millions.  Find out what your destiny is and the river will carry you. Sometimes events in life give an individual clues as to where their destiny lies.”

I definitely feel like I am swimming against the current.

I am looking at going back to school for Graphic Design. I have requested my transcripts from the 4 years I was at Oakland University. I believe that should take care of most of the basic stuff if I want to actually get a degree. There are two schools locally that I am considering. While they may not be terribly notable, they are accessible with a work schedule. For this to happen, I need to make use of the 75% tuition reimbursement fro work.

Thing is, I don’t necessarily want the degree. It would be an acceptable by-product. What I want is the skill set and the opportunity to learn.

If I stay where I am working, this is a great opportunity to take advantage of.  I really do enjoy my job, but it’s clearly not my destiny to work in a position where I have so much strife.

And where does my writing fit in to all of this? I have no intention of stopping it since it’s something that calls and beckons to me even in my sleep. But going to school, when will I have the time to devote to writing?

Oh, in a perfect world, all I would do with my days is write and make art. And maybe when I retire, that’s what I will be able to do. But I have a way to go before that’s a reality.

So now is the time to dig in and focus on all that I can learn.

Comments 
5th-Apr-2010 03:57 pm (UTC)
Not that you've asked for advice, but as someone who graduated with a useful but not amazing degree, I will suggest this: Spend some time to make sure that the program (or at least the instructor) is challenging. Make sure that when you step way, way ahead of the work expected of you, there will be someone who can lead you even further.

That is, in my mind, the best part of a very good program. Like I did, I'm sure you'll use the opportunity to learn new things, no matter how challenging the program is.
5th-Apr-2010 05:33 pm (UTC)
Thank you, that is a really excellent suggestion. It's been in my head that I don't want to just take a course to get a grade, that I really want to learn something that is art. Your comment reinforced that gut feeling.

I would love to get into an art school, but there just isn't anything that is close enough for me to work and take classes.
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