I'm a bit down and confused as anything.
Till now, I am confirmed to be going back to University next October, repeating first year Architecture. Now, there are stuff I like in the course, I mean the whole design process is fun, although a bit restricted. The rest of the topics and lessons are what really put me off. Also I'm not sure I imagine myself doing the job of an Architect for the rest of my working life. On the other hand, it's a good well respected and well earning job, wanting to have a family one day, those are really good plus points.
I was speaking to a great friend of mine about this, and she also reminded me about another course in Uni. I had never really given it much thought, but, as she pointed out, my photo adiction, camera passion, photoshop, sketching and editing 'skills' make me a very good canditate to do something serious with the Comunications Course. I could do that and I don't think I'll ever get bored of it, also I think it could pay well, not as much as Architecture, fair enough, but enough to keep a family for sure. Also from this line of studies, I could go on to my dream...eventually...animation. But even If i don't...you know....
Then of course, in the back of my mind, there is always the 'buggering university' option. By this I don't mean stopping studying, but I mean going into MCAST, Art and Design, and going into Graphic Design. This of course is the course where I can express most of my artistic self, I can go crazy, and although it will be hard to get to the top, If i manage to make a name for myself and at least get into the top few on the island (thinking realistic and not saying 'on the globe')I could live off it nicely. There is a lot of work for Graphic Designers, if they're good enough, in this culture where advertisments are getting more and more complex and need more and more work.
Of course I could always do one and then the other, like do the communication course and while starting working in that line, start the MCAST course to open up my options even more. But would mean I'm going to be studying until the minimum age of 28...I like to hope I'de be settled down by then.
The problem is either I decide soon, or I'm going back to Architecture for another year whether I like it or not. So please pray for me that I might know, soon, what the Big Guy has planned for me.
A side note: Welcome to Karla (A.K.A. Kai) to the bloging community, link on my friends list. Warm welcome everyone...come on...