Too good to be true

The most absurd thing I’ve been through in my life (beside my mother’s death, which was more of a shock really) was the day I got accepted to study photography. Which starts in 8 days btw. I didn’t even think of applying when I saw the ad in the local newspaper. I was just interested about the course, so I checked it out on the internet. It was only after a few days of thinking, I decided to go for it.

The application was made online. They wanted to know the basics, what you’ve studied etc. That was easy. The most difficult was the Search Criteria. Basically you had to write why you should be the one to study there. I read carefully about what the criteria was on the school’s website. I even emailed them to ask what exactly they were looking for. Glad I did. I really wanted to get accepted. I didn’t know what else to do otherwise.

I don’t remember exactly what I wrote on the application. It’s was something about being motivated and dreams. You never know what other people are looking for. I was satisfied about what I wrote. I didn’t really believe it was good enough but I hoped. Then the wait started.

I read on a blog entry about someone who had applied to the school and after a week had already got an answer. So I waited but it didn’t take a week. I just decided to forget about it. Less you wait, less worried you get. I started to think I wouldn’t get accepted. Maybe a bit desperate even. Deep inside I had a good feeling though.

About 2 weeks later, something absurd happened. In my case it is absurd. Bad luck seems to follow me anywhere. I got accepted! I couldn’t believe it. I was so happy. I didn’t even think to apply and then that happened. It was too good to be true. When things are like that, somewhere in your mind, bells start to ring. Did I really or is it a dream? But it is real. Not everything is a hoax. If things are too good to be true, it probably is, doesn’t apply here.

It became real when they sent me the bill. It will become even more real when it starts next Thursday. I wish my mother was there to see it. She probably would think the school is too expensive but still she would be happy I get something to do. I really hope it will be useful to the future. Here’s to new possibilities



Five things I’ve done

When I started to think about things I have done, I realised, I haven’t done much. I’ve always been sensitive and careful. Maybe a little wimpy too. I’m not a risk taker. I think long and hard before I do anything. Being an introvert also plays a big part. It might not be much but I’ve done things other people might not have. Have a look.

    • Learned an instrument

When I was in elementary school, I played the recorder. But I didn’t like to practise because I found it difficult. It’s only when I become an adult I’ve started to learn it. Learning easy sheet music all by myself which I’m really proud of.
I can also play the piano/synthesiser but with one hand only. I took a few classes when I was 6 but I didn’t like it. My parents bought me a synthesiser for Christmas but it was just a phase. I still have it at home but I haven’t played it for years.

  • Performed on stage

In school plays. We had Christmas plays and spring plays. From 7th grade to 9th grade I went to a smaller class. One of my class mates had a father who worked in the theater so we got some professional help about how to plan a play. One year we had a musical and another year we had cabaret. I always had small parts but that was all I wanted at the time.

  • Been in the newspaper

When I was 6, I appeared in a photo in our local newspaper. I was in the background. The story was about 2 girls jumping on a trampoline. I just happened to stand there. The girls were friends of my sister. As it happened, one of the girls had the same name as me.
Another time, I had a drawing published in the same newspaper. It was about what we’ve done on the summer holiday.

  • Got photos published

I was an intern in the same newspaper as I mentioned above. It’s one of Finland’s oldest newspapers. It was only for 2 weeks but at least 3 of my photos were published in it.

  • Made a movie

The first time I had experience about making a movie was in 6th grade. We had a substitute teacher who worked in the theater. It was about a class being on a school trip and one of the students were murdered. We we filmed it outside on an island outside the city. I don’t think it never got finished but it was kind of fun to do it.
I studied script writing in 2003 and there we filmed scenes we had written. We also learned to edit and adding sound effects. It was useful in the future.
In 2010 when I studied graphic design, we made a short film. We did everything from scratch. From the script to editing. Some people don’t understand how much work there is to make a movie. We only did a short one but even that was hard work. Fun but hard work. It was great experience. That’s something everyone should do at least once in their life.

So there you have it. It’s not much but I’ve loved it.

Notes: This is the part of this week’s WWC. I didn’t kill my darlings that much. Just a few sentences. If I did, the whole content wouldn’t had made any sense.