Its odd how one comes full circle without even being aware of it. My life has taken so many turns since I last concentrated on writing on my blog. Twists and turns, hills and valleys its been constantly bombarding my multi-tasking senses and warping my wants versus what I really need.
I left South African on one pretence only to land in another, they say to tell God a good joke you tell him your plans! My God is that the truth!
I am now sitting in America studying towards an Associates Degree in Advertising Design, have a Partner that is turning into long term and look after his two small kids, drive (a miracle) and work when I can.
I hit a speed bump tonight with the realization that I long to write and to re-assess what was versus what is, what I want versus what I need. I honestly don’t know where I am or what I am doing, it is mostly auto-pilot with hopes and prayers that I am doing it right.
I never dreamed that I would actually be studying, going to college let alone in a foreign country. I never dreamt that I would live in America, for me it was always going to be Europe. I thought I would be failing college, my high school career is dotted with wonderful bad marks and notes from teachers telling me that I should work harder.
Writing the the midterm last week though was another speed bump, a speed bump because I could barely get the time to study and got a A+. I am not bragging but merely exploring the truth that your circumstances in school really do have a lot to do with the results you produce. Many I guess have come to this realisation long ago but while I was working in the recruitment field this was one of the big things I was told to look out for when recruiting… good marks at school.
Another is that I am really enjoying a class that was last minute, Sociology. It goes through the why’s and the how’s of society, the inner workings and the results that come out the other end. In short… People. The things they discuss in class has re-ignited a deep passion within me, one that has my heart beating again and my head thinking once more.
I am studying Advertising Design, a course based on design and business, advertising
Sociology is polar to it in every sense.
I guess I have a lot to think on, whether I will change my direction once more to that of people instead of design or stick with what I am doing and finish it then decide where I’m going.
Speed bumps, you gotta love them!