I am now starting my two week vacation before the School of Cartooning and Animation for Missions starts. I will be spending my days doing fun things, like getting my teeth cleaned, ordering a new pair of spectacles, visiting the doctor to cure my post-India illness (nothing seriously dangerous, just disgusting and annoying.) visiting the zoo, drawing ever day, and [insert gasp of exertion here] uni/college research!
I am always confounded and befuddled when I research universities and colleges. The whole system is just way too complicated! I start out thinking, “I will find school sites that are easy to navigate and informative, from which I will make intelligent decisions on what I prefer, and what I don’t.” What actually ends up happening is me slogging through sites that are so confusing to navigate through, and have such shoddy info on courses, that I cry out in despair and go on facebook to distract myself. Silly, I know.
I remember when I was in grade 12, and everyone was in the school researching stage, while I was completely disinterested. I thought (and still think) it’s not a good plan to get a degree for the sake of getting a degree, or just for the sake of getting a certificate. I think it is way better to get one in order to become excellent in a field of study that interests you, and that you wish to pursue. So: had I gone to uni after highschool for graphic design (or something) but didn’t know if that was really what I wanted to do, then that would be a bit of a waste. And that’s why I didn’t go.
But now, I think I should, as I know what I want to be, (an artist) and vaguely how I think my life should pan out. (do art for God) I am called to spread the Word of God, (I got that calling in the middle of lecture phase.) and my method can be art, and also music. I don’t know the where, though. Could be here, in Create International, or could be at home in university. I don’t know, yet. One article that helped me with my attitude towards which choice is “better” is this: http://annaesmith.wordpress.com/2012/06/18/confessions-of-a-missionary-who-is-more-hardcore/
It doesn’t matter what I’m doing if I’m doing it to be “better” or “more spiritual” than someone else. What is important, I think, is to think of options in which I can be the best that I can be, with the skills that God has given me, and that bring the most fruit. So. That’s what’s going through my head concerning what on earth to do with the next few years of my life.