Thoughts on possibly studying overseas this year
So, here’s the thing. 50% of the reason why I’m doing a university degree was so I could travel overseas and study. For that to happen and be convenient for me I had to do the full 3 years instead of 1.5. Now, I don’t really regret that because I learnt the basics of filmmaking and I made heaps of what will be lifetime friends.
The big issue is I’m doubting if I would want to go overseas now. I’ve applied for Denmark and the education abroad office called me two weeks ago to tell me I didn’t get in but I could apply for an alternative course at the same school. I had a moment where I had flashes of what I would spend all my new saved up money with (it was glorious) but then I remembered that I worked so hard on the application process. So I gave in another application and await the result sometime in March.
I was so pumped on going overseas last year, but things that will happen this year change the situation. I’m wondering if the only reason I wanted to go overseas was so I could escape my life in Melbourne. I was pretty messed up at the end of 2012. I finished my dream screenwriting course but got no job opportunities from it. Had a really bad falling out with a girl to the point that I had to decide to either let her go or watch myself completely self destruct (I let her go, it was tough, but everything’s good now).
The main thing was I didn’t know where my life was going. I was 22 years old and virtually didn’t have a job or any clear pathways. In 2014, I have that pathway. I have a job and maybe another one. I sometimes do extra casual stuff on the side which gets me good money but all this money is going into my savings account. And the money it’ll cost me to have at least a good time in Denmark will exceed at least $12,000.
January just passed and I realized I did jack all for the first month. Because I’m saving money, I gotta pick carefully when to go out and when to spend my money. But if I don’t get in exchange this year, it feels like I would’ve missed quite a but of living. I don’t give a shit about the parties and crap like that. It’s things like missing out watching my best friend win the Australian kickboxing championship that do my head in.
With all this strife, I am proud of what I’ve done over January. I’ve been doing a lot of research for my production company and been editing the short film. I’ve also started eating more healthier and working out more regularly. It’s actually starting to show and I’m pretty proud of that. Also my savings account is looking pretty as well.
That’s all from me for now. Have a sexual night.
P.S: I just watched “About time” and I didn’t watch the trailer before watching it so I had no idea what it was about. It was about time travel. It was okay but I was disappointing in it. But it played this song in the movie which I’ve completely forgotten about until now. Such a great song!