Monday, 6 April 2009

Almost an Impossible Equation

Tampere. Birmingham. Tartu. Gothenburg. What do these places have in common apart from being physically far, far away from here?

It's been almost a year sinceI graduated, and although I wanted to give myself some time to think things through and to find my own way, the thoughts in my head have been working as hard an ant. I have had many ideas, some of them brighter than others. Owning my own tea shop could be interesting, project managers seem to have quite nice jobs, psychology is interesting etc. I'm having a fairly interesting job and studying full-time, but...

I'm starting to get the feeling that my initial choice was the right one in all ofits randomness. I enjoyed it, it was fascinating, and I was good at it (well except for comparative politics which always was a weak spot). It was the perfect mix that matched my own interests: a bit of languages, history, politics, theories.. I spent 4 years studying the European Union and Russia. Becoming a specialist in this area would take a lot of time, hard work and motivation, but it would probably be quite a useful field to work in.

But, and there is always a but, this is nothing I can do in Valencia, maybe not in Spain. And I'm here for a reason, a reason far more important than any degree, and it is something that I'm not prepared to give up underany circumstance.

Of course there are options, there are always alternatives. That's why this equation is only almost impossible. Now I just need to make the correct decisions and find the right way ...

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