Yay! I finished a course on the online education site Coursera!
I recently took up a 7-week course called Introduction to Art: Concepts and Techniques on the website and unlike a previous course that I took, this one I actually finished and got a Statement of Accomplishment for my hard work.
The course was not what I expected. I thought the work would involve paintings and sculpture but the instructor was more into collages and installation art. I still learned a lot from the concepts that she introduced but I guess I was missing the elements I learned when I took up Art Appreciation in college. I was looking for a different side of art I guess. Still, it was a good class to take to get back on that track.
If there is one thing I learned from this class, it's that I stick to things that I am interested in. I took a previous course that was more related to my job and I got so bored I dropped out. When it came to Art, I stuck to it until the very end. Goes to show my field may pay the bills but it isn't necessarily what I want to do for the rest of my life. I think that's why I'm hesitant about taking a Masteral Degree. People are encouraging me to do that for my career but I'm just not interested. I guess I'm at that age where I want to do what I love for a change and not what people expect me to do. Life's too short, I don't want to waste my life taking a course that I don't really want in the first place.
One day I hope to find that job that I can stick to, love and can pay the bills at the same time. For now, I will grin and bear with what I have. Oh well, can't have it all I guess.