Choosing a degree

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Today I got a call from my university, probably from my tutor who welcomed me at the university in personal. Since I have been abroad, she just explained me that my welcoming email will come soon into my student mailbox.

Being a university student must be a drudgery but I believe it will be very rewarding, especially because of the way Open University is structured. It is opened to everybody who is willing to put the real effort.

I chose studying business because a friend of mine said once “if you don’t know what to choose, go for business”. Well I knew what to choose. But because I’ve always been a multitasker I enjoy philosophy, psychology, political studies, languages, computing, international studies, arts, humanities etc.

But I figured out that I speak fluently 4 languages so why would I study them or some other. I can learn as I go, just how I learned Slovak and Czech and then English and Polish.

I love philosophy but I can always read a book and get the knowledge during winter evenings and psychology is something I have observed because that’s what my mother does for a living. I used to be a leader of youth parliament learning about the way political agendas are working and I guess that’s what is enough for me – some kind of general knowledge.

Business is widest subject containing management, marketing, accounting and human resource management and many other things. It’s unlikely that you take a book of accounting and learn how to count profits during winter evenings. I also was very good at school in all of these and the first time I heard MBA abbreviation – I wanted to acquire that. It’s something untouchable but I learned through life that at some point some things seem so distant and impossible, yet by putting effort or simply by taking time – we reach that.

Having an honours degree in business administration or later MBA will give me the freedom to be wherever I want to be, to be flexible and because we deal with business every day – to make a good living. All this and more will give me the space to flourish when I am off work – to read some book by philosopher, to write and to explore whatever I need to explore to become more creative and fulfilled.

So wish me luck on my journey because I simply enjoy it every day, not just thinking about the MBA but the actual process it has. I don’t want to skip anything, it’s gonna be great.

So are you still into shooting?

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That’s a question one of my friends asked me. People from my creative background remember well how much I wanted to record videos, music videos and just observe the world through lenses.

I even bought myself a decent camcorder in 2006 and nice mac but eventually that wasn’t really enough. I spent hours putting things together, waiting 12 hours until the stuff loaded into my computer, had bought better cables until I lost the fight with technology and also with my capabilities as director.

Camera has been barely used and it’s still at home under my bed waiting for me…I guess to sell it eventually. I only resist to sell it because of the little cassettes that contain tangible memories of that time. Once in a year when I find them, I go through it, smile and cry and I love the content because it’s personal.

So when the friend raised a question whether I am still trying to progress I felt guilty at first. As everybody who regret not doing something I tried to find excuses: “Well, I don’t have a good equipment”, “my mac has broken down” until I realized few seconds after this that it is not about the equipment, it’s about the missing inspiration.

And I confessed it right after that it wasn’t about that. It was just because one day I stopped trying and it died out. That’s how I approached writing blogs or speaking in sophisticated English. It all died out without trying.

People used to tell me what a good writer I was. I never believed them cuz for me it’s hard to judge. I don’t question what I write or the way I write and my English worsened a lot even though I live in UK and work there. But once you stop using the language and just mumble the shit everyone else does – you’re at basic level again

So eventually, there might be a time when I get back to shooting. Or maybe just directing, writing scripts. Who knows. As that old Slovak-American professor said in the bus “Once you got talent, you don’t need to go to school. It’s there”. So let’s see. We all have a huge potential in us and we should pursue it.