Life Experience 4

FROM GRAPHIC DESIGN TO ECONOMICS TO JAPANESE – THE PATH OF FAILURES, EXPERIENCES AND TRYING TO FOLLOW YOUR DREAMS AND PASSIONS

As I mentioned in a few posts already, I studied International economics before finally deciding to change universities to study Modern Japanese studies. Of course, every time I mention this when I meet new people, they are surprised, since Japanese studies and economics are two entirely different majors. Another thing worth mentioning …

I worked in the supermarket until the evening and tried to produce art after that, but I just couldn’t. I felt useless, the praise I usually got from other people in school before was now completely meaningless, it no longer had that great of an impact and I didn’t feel like art was my strength anymore. I was not happy doing creative stuff, I was having doubts …

I didn’t intend to apply for university before spring. Nevertheless, after my father mentioned that there was still time to apply for university in January, I took out a university guide with a list of every subject and university in Germany. At that time I gave up on Graphic Design completely and decided that “something international”  …

My university was located in a small town in the Black Forest. The lectures began in March and when I arrived there, it was still cold and the ground was still covered in snow. Schwenningen is a quiet city with two universities. The population consisted of mainly students and older people. My father found a small apartment close to the university. We weren’t …

I studied at Furtwangen University for three semesters and I got to experience a lot. I don’t regret my time there and I also don’t think that it was a waste of time. I got to know some nice people, I learnt quite a few things and of course I still can make use of the experiences I gained there even after leaving that university. We had many different subjects, from …

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