In my Bachelor's programme (International relations), year two means applying for independent courses for spring and fall semesters. Consequently, I've been studying Social Anthropology this spring, which I've enjoyed a great deal. Last week marked the last applying date for fall, which I, as usual, left to last minute. On the last application day I began wondering, what would I actually wish to study? On one hand, I would enjoy continuing anthropology, which would also leave open the option of writing a double bachelor's after I'm done with my first one. This would add only six months to my studies.
Then again, what do I REALLY wish to work with? And hence study? One of my friends brought up a graphic school, where one can study arts for one year, graduating with a degree afterwards. During this conversation, I got a warm feeling to my soul. Growing up, whenever someone has asked me what I would like to become, I've answered "an artist" - if that wouldn't leave me so unsure of sustaining myself. As some of you might know, I used to study arts as a hobby for roughly 8 years. It's a passion.
But, in the end, I decided upon applying for a course "Advertisement and PR". This might be closest to what I wish to work with in the near future; I'm hoping to gain some practical knowledge. Social anthropology was second on my list, so perhaps that'll be what I end up studying, would my grades for some reason not require to my first choice. I'll leave it to destiny's hands now. And to add, I'm only going to be 21 when graduating. This definitely leaves me with great possibilities of continuing my studies to whichever direction I choose.
Sometimes I wish there would be a previously laid path in front of me which I could follow. It would indeed save a person from a lot of worries and wonders. But perhaps that's the meaning of it. Living and learning.