Sunday, August 30, 2009


I've been weird about going to school for years. I feel like 80% of the time, post-secondary is a bunch of non-sense and all you get in the end is a piece of paper, a stack of bills and unlimited stress because you a) can't find a job in the field you put your blood, sweat and tears into studying... b) you find a job but you're unfulfilled and not getting what you want out of it... or c) you got a job doing something completely different than what you spent 2-5 years and thousands of dollars studying!! I also think there's a lot of bullshit politics behind this whole idea that a person can never get anywhere in life until they go to college or universary but, that's a whole 'nother topic and just my opinion.

Anyhow, as you all know [and as I've mentioned before] my first love is music and I am a firm believer that anything under the Arts catergory (music/ acting/ photography/ visual arts/ etc) should be taught and learned by experience and not in a classroom where a teacher sits you and a hundred other people down to drill information in your head day in, and day out. Granted, you'd have to learn how to read notes to play instruments by reading sheet music. You'd also have to know the difference between camera lenses, shutters, megapixels, etc to know the ins and outs of photography.... But is the classroom the only way to learn these things?? NO!!! Find people who are in these fields and learn by doing!

Don't get me wrong though, I'm not completely writing off the school idea. I think post-secondary can be helpful and maybe even necessary in the medical/ business/ english fields because of all the theory and content one needs, to know those courses inside and out. Catch 22? Maybe...

Here's why I'm currently annoyed: In the last 6-8 months, I've decided to shift my career focus a little more towards styling [for now]. I've done some hands-on work, which I love, but I feel more inclined to get into the business aspect of it. I have a great business idea but even after researching, looking through how-to books and trying to get information from people who have started their own businesses, I feel like I haven't progressed or learned enough to do it on my own... that and the fact that a lot of you Torontonians act like helping someone is against your religion.... GET IT TOGETHER! I'm not one to beg for help so I figured, if I'm interested in business, why not bite my tongue and at least look at what different schools have to offer??

Ok so, I found what I believe is the perfect course for me to take, so I can learn what I want and apply it to my ideas. Mind you, I found this course two days ago, the September 2009 classes are "waitlisted" and there isn't a semester start for January... ARGH :@! It's a course at George Brown College called Fashion Business Industry and I'm a bit irritated that I didn't have this idea and need to look into it 6-8 months ago! Under the admissions section, it says that applications would need to go in by February, confirmed by May and courses are to be paid by July. TODAY IS AUGUST 30th!!! Just my freakin' luck...

I spoke to my friend about it and she told me to call and ask questions before I just say forget it... [I actual think she's pushing me because she's afraid I'll never give school another try after this, lol]. I personally think anyone I talk to would laugh at my attempt but, you gotta start somewhere right? Then again, this could be a sign that I'm suppose to continue researching and teaching myself the things I need to know to get my business going..... Who knows?

Any thoughts?

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