Forever Young

18 years

I had a good day today, I was a bit scared of it in a way. My visual arts teacher came to visit me and had organised for myself and another girl to visit an artist. I really had no idea what it was going to be like, but I found him to be so interesting. The way he talked about his work and the processors was really in depth and amazing. The other thing was, he was talking and I could understand him and someone else would ask a question that was irrelevant to the whole discussion. Creative people seem to be on a different level of thinking and it’s wonderful, I am not saying they are on a level of being above everyone, they just think in different ways.

As this year is my last year, I have to do a Body of Work for visual arts, or like a major artwork that is submitted for marking. I decided to do mine on a series of Digital Images that relate to topics in our society today, such as War and Peace, Life and death, Youth etc. He was really interested to see my works, and I was very suprised when he said they were really great, and was giving me all these tips about ways I should step forward with this. I was shocked because he is a very truthful character and wasn’t thinking he would say anything like this.

Today has also been a day, I have started to think about my options. I have never thought about going to university or college, but now I am in two minds. Should I try, should I not, what do I do. I guess alot of people find themselves in this place. It is just that alot of weird things have been happerning and signs pointing to this direction, but for me this would mean a total change of lifestyle, but the time is ticking away and I need to think about it seriously. Which for me could take some time, as I usually just like to float along, like the typical pisces.

Thanks for all the comments, I hope to return them all soon. 🙂

28 Responses

  1. That sounds really cool. I want to meet an artist lol. I think art is really interesting and it’s fun. Good luck choosing =)
    PS Thanks for the comment, its really nice ^^

  2. Definitely give university a try – better now than doing it too late. If you really wanna earn good money in the future, it’s pretty much the only option. I already regret that I didn’t do the Universal High School thingy – I only have a lousy Design High School thingy, which is really constraining. Plus, I’ve already pretty much wasted 3 years of my life – if I only had been better in school and had the Universal thing, I could already be in my Junior year. Now I first have to finish my apprenticeship and then apply for some universities (that’s gonna be difficult though, the German ones don’t want me because my grades are too average, and I really have to proof some talent to the American ones – if I only had any talents…).
    There are worse cases though, like my brother, who is 31 and started university last year…

  3. Choose whatever path you feel the most comfortable with. College isn’t for everyone and there’s no universal rule that says you “have” to go. Good luck, sweetie. ^^

  4. Hey darl. Don’t rush into any choices, and don’t let anyone make up your mind for you, but do what you feel is right. I think I better tell you a little more about my position right now, which I didn’t think was appropriate to tell over the phone. Even though I’m at uni right now, I feel the course I’m doing isn’t what I’m passionate about. I feel like I should’ve deferred for a year, like most other people, to sort my head out, but my mother wouldn’t let me. I actually changed my uni preferences at the last minute when I found out my score – I totally panicked and thought it wasn’t high enough to get me in my first choice, but as it turned out it would’ve got me in just fine. I started going on the trail of ‘what if…’ but there’s really no turning back, I’ve made a mistake but there’s plenty of time to rectify it!

    So I’m changing courses next year – hopefully I get into this one! But I know this new course (Media Arts) I want to do is gonna make me happy. It’s all about finding who you are. Besides the bit about my course I can only say positive things about uni – there are some great people you meet that you otherwise never come across in life, and you do learn so much about everything! Despite everything that’s happened, this year has been massive change for me and I’ve got so much to be grateful for, so I can’t complain. It’s all a learning curve – that’s the line I’ve been spinning to everyone whose asked me about uni this year, and it’s true!

    Just keep it as an option. Hopefully the path will open its way up for you.

  5. I’m glad the experience of meeting the artist was such a good one. It sounds really interesting. 🙂 I think it’s pretty amazing that your teacher organized something like that for you guys. That must be so great to hear nice things about your work. It’s also good that you were able to learn from him. 🙂 I’ve been thinking about my options for a while now. There are so many things to consider, though, and I’m the kind of person that has a tough time making decisions. College is an option I’ve been considering lately (which, like you, was something I’ve never considered) I can relate to you when you say it would be a total change of lifestyle because it would be for me also. Your future is not something you should feel rushed into, though. Some people know right away what they want to do and others don’t and there’s nothing wrong with that. I’m kind of being hypocritical because I’ve been obsessing so much over what I’m going to do and how I’m going to do it and everything else in between, but deep down I know that rushing or feeling forced into something is not a good way to go about something so serious as your future. I don’t think you should feel rushed either, or forced into anything too soon. Just follow your gut and your heart and take your time. You’re never too old to start college if that’s what you decide to do. And like 1. Irene said, no one says you have to go, even though it seems these days you are expected to. Good luck with everything. 🙂

    P.S. BOO!

  6. I know what youre going through! I’m trying to figure out what I want to do after high-school and I mean I’m in grade 11 so I need to know what classes to take. *stressed*. Good luck though! 😀

  7. It’s great that you got the opportunity to meet an artist. And I know what you mean about how creative people think. Creative people are usually very sensitive and the way they think is on a different level, which doesn’t necessarily mean it’s a higher level, or a lower level.

  8. well, as others have mentioned, just choose the path you feel comfortable in and good luck with whatever you choose!! 🙂 I luv the layout by the way it’s so pretty! 😀

  9. For me.. I didn´t know what to do or where to go. So I sent applications to 5 places and got in. Now I´m starting computer engineering studies. I have to study maths & physics all year long.. they say it gets easier after the first year. I really would have wanted to go to an art school or a place like that.. but I didn´t believe in my skills. And I also wanted a “secure” job. It´s so hard for an artist these days. So..uhm… try something out and if that doesn´t work, you can always try something else.

  10. Hi hun! 🙂 Congratulations on the success of your Body of Work so far. It sounds really interesting and I’d love to see it myself.

    If you have the chance to go to a college of any type, you should take it if only as a way to broaden your horizons. Take it as a life teaching experience.

    I ended up going to an art school.. That’s where I met my husband.. (in a round about way).. But I never would have had I not gone and now I’m exstatically happy. When I was younger, I NEVER wanted to get married.. Going to school and seeing life for myself if what shoved me in the right direction.. All signs pointed to “go”. 🙂

  11. Yeah a lot of people are finding that they need to find out what they need to do with life and what they want you know? That’s why it’s always good to start at a younger age but then again no one really thinks about that because of all the “omg Im a teenager I need to go out and have some hella fun” you know?

    That’s good that you’re meeting new artists and getting opinions from different places as well you know =]

  12. Reading your blog today, love, has made me really happy. The day you had sounded just perfect, interesting, refreshing and new. I’m so happy for you. 🙂 I say you definitely give university a try – I know you can succeed whatever you try to do, and most of all, if you’re getting that feeling within you, then you know what to do. 🙂 Love you. xxx

  13. Ooh – May you build a ladder to the stars, and climb on every rung, may you stay, forever young.

    Dylan seems to say it best for you today! 🙂 *kiss*

  14. It sounds like you had a great day 😀
    I’d definitly give university a try, if I were you (of course :P). Later might be too late!
    But, at the end, it is up to you, choose what you find most comfortable with you 🙂
    Good luck, darling! 😀

  15. Awww. Glad to hear you had a good day. Meeting an artist sounds pretty cool! It sounds like you got along really well with him. I think that you should try to go to college or university. If you want to achieve greater than what you have, go for it. In the end it’s really your choice. 🙂

  16. I had the choice of going to college after High School, only I chose not to. Why? I wasn’t sure my path. A few years have passed now, and i’m unhappy with my decision. I’m sure you’ll come up with something in the mean time. Just follow your heart, it’ll lead you in the right direction. Hopefully, you won’t make the wrong choice. You’re smart. 😉

  17. You must do what you think is best for you in the future. I hope you decide to go to college. You will have more opportunites after it and you will have so many experiences there. I hope you don’t make a wrong choice. Good luck deciding! 🙂

  18. Kya love. Wow what a wonderful thing for your teacher to organize.. it sounds like you had a great day. The artist sounds like an awesome guy aswel. Thinking about options and the future is mind-boggling to say the least. I think its wonderful that you are considering options you have never thought about before like uni. I would say give uni a shot but make sure it is the right thing for you. Research in all the different possibilities which may suit you and things may become clearer. Its scary to think that this next step determines your future life. I don’t really know yet what course I want to do. I know that I def want to go to uni but I don’t know where. Maybe I’l take a year out and gain some experience first to help me decide.
    Best of luck with everything! I know you can do anything you put your mind to 🙂

  19. This is Phillip from OnHoliday.Org. I got a new domain: OneFifty.Org! Change your links!

    Here’s the thing for me. College is great, but attending a university will put you so much furthur in life. I hope you make the right decision when the time comes. I know you will.

    It is great that you got to meet an artist yourself. They can be so interesting, yes, but you have to remember that they are like us too!

  20. *snuggles*
    I took a year off because I did not know what I wanted to do in university but my time has come now and I feel like I, myself, am ready to go to uni.

    I think you will do fantastic in uni Kya 🙂 When you are ready, just go for it! *cheers*

  21. I would definitely consider going to university. Think about what you want to do while you have the chance, but don’t wait too long. Trust me, before you know it, you’ll be looking back wondering where your chance went. 🙂

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