I finally got off my lazy ass and uploaded some more crap to my gallery AWWW YEEAHHH. I'm in between uploads as I write this, meaning there's still more to come. Good day for you watcher
I'm also uploading more 'cause just the other day, I logged in to dA just to make sure my message centre wasn't overflowing with deviations, and instead of seeing the regular homepage, I saw this instead: [link]
Happy deviant birthday to me! Woot woot woo.
But am I the only person who thinks it's weird that for my 1st deviant birthday, dA encourages-- no, tells me to get a subscription to become a Premium Member? I mean, they should be giving me a present or something, not the other way around.
Another reason I'm uploading more deviations is 'cause I've got more time on my hands, and I can afford to lose sleep. WHY?! Well, simply put, I dropped out of uni. Only temporarily. Is that even possible? I guess so. I'll be going back to school hopefully next semester (July-Nov) but if things go well with my job hunting, I may postpone going back to school till next year. But that'd be stupid. I wanna get my new course over and done with so I can enter the job/industry of my dreams -- teaching.
After graduating from high school in September 2007, I didn't get the marks I needed to get into primary school teaching at uni(versity). So I went to TAFE (not sure what the international equivalent of that would be; maybe like USA's community college?) and studied Business Management for a year (don't ask why; it's complicated). I used the marks/qualifications from BusMgmt to get into uni, and started a Bachelor of Business & Commerce, majoring in Financial Mathematics (I only chose to major in that instead of Accounting or some other crap 'cause I LOVED Maths in high school).
Since starting that course in February 2009, I've pretty much hated it. When I got my marks after the first semester I was blown away by how crap I did and immediately decided that I wanted to become a music teacher. I tossed the idea around for too long, and before I knew it, I was half way through my second semester of Financial Maths. Ugh.
Long story short, I put off dropping out of uni too long, and the day I submitted the form to "resign from my course" was what UWS calls the "census date", which is basically the deadline if you wanna drop a subject or two, pick up a subject or two, or drop out of the course entirely -- after having begun my 3rd semester of uni (they have a census date during the 5th week of every semester).
So I dropped out 3 or 4 weeks ago now, and since then, I've mostly been a couch potato with the occasional I-better-get-up-and-do-something-or-I'll-be-potato-shaped-soon attitude. I'm looking for a job and it's hard 'cause no one wants to hire me, but I'll keep looking anyway. Meanwhile, I've been given new students to teach piano. I had only 3 kids for the majority of last year, and while one stopped because she just "got bored" too often, I've already received 3 more kids this year. So even though I'm unemployed, I'm still getting some sort of income.
I used to have to use most of my weekly earnings to pay for bus and train fare to and from uni each week; I cut that expense in half this year by having 2 days of classes a week (instead of the 4 days/week I had last year); and now that expense is a no-no 'cause I'm not studying anymore. WHICH IS BRILLIANT!, 'cause now I've got no excuse to not save for things like a car and my own keyboard that I can bring to church and church camps (like how the guitarists/bassists have maybe multiple instruments and a case full of effects pedals and the drummers have spare cymbals and spare drums and spare drum skins and spare drum sticks).
Life is getting better, I guess. For the time being (that is, until I go back to school), I have to research the different college and uni courses around so I can find what will best suit what I want to do and what I hope to achieve. Yeap, yeap, yeap, everything's just sorta fallin' into place. Can't take any credit for all that, though. It all goes to Big Daddy/Lord Almighty/Creator of the Universe.