Daily Prompt (July 26): If you could take a break from your life and go back to school to master a subject, what would it be? Photographers, artists, poets: show us MASTERY.
Believe it or not, I think about this question ALL THE TIME! Why? Well, there are times I look around me and see a good amount of people I know have found their passions, followed their dreams or is content with their careers. Does that mean that I’m not content with my life? Thats not completely true! I’m fully grateful for everything I have but I also do believe that life is about upgrading myself. There is never enough learning, whether its personal development, development for our minds or career development. Life’s a whole world of things to study and learn everything. That’s one of the reasons why I have such a versatile blog. I try new things and then some of them become my passions and I try to learn more.
I wrote about this a while back is that I’m actually trying to figure out my life a little and eventually be able to change my full-time job into a part-time and maybe have myself a little side business. Enjoy the life of being self-employed and all…haha! I’ve always dreamt about having my own baked goods shop with tea and all that good stuff. Whether it will happen depends if I figure out how to do it and save up the money. However, a lot of other ideas have popped in my head and are all under consideration. Its never bad to learn something new anyways, even if I don’t turn it into a career 🙂
If I were to go back to school, I’ve thought about a few things, but definitely I’ll be going back to learn something I am passionate about:
Option 1: Professional baking!
I’m sure most of you have figured out I’d say that! I’ve learned a lot on my own and doing my own research but nothing quite compares to learning it at a school and getting some tips. Thats my personal view of course! On that note, I did just benefit from a Groupon deal and signed up for a cupcake decor course! Appearances of my desserts are always a bit funky, its something I do want to improve 😉 I hope to start that ASAP! Going back to cooking school would probably be the only thing that would mean I’d have to give up my current job!
Option 2: Spanish (or other languages)
I’ve studied Spanish to an intermediate level from high school to college to university. I always choose it for electives. I love the language and how expressive the tone is. I miss learning and perfecting it a lot and its something I’ve been planning to do an online course next year provided I wrap up a few of my goals this year.
Option 3: Photography
I just bought a Canon Rebel T5i. I’m still learning a lot about how it works. Everything seems so complicated with all the buttons and exposures, apertures, shutter speed. My mind sometimes feel like its exploding when someone tries to explain it to me but once I do some shooting, I always feel so energized and I always pick up something new 🙂 I actually have lingered on that certificate at the university I used to attend. One day, I will do it! That I’m absolutely sure of!
Option 4: Personal trainer certificate
This one I’ve actually been looking into. Ever since I’ve been crazy into working out and learning more about staying fit and healthy and trying out different forms of exercises: strength, cardio, yoga, etc. Being active has become my lifestyle. Imagine the last 2 weeks where I’m sick and I haven’t worked out, its feeling pretty crappy. I lost 5 lbs in a flash but thats definitely not a healthy way to do it. Personal trainer certificate would be something to do for myself and if possible, to help others. Its something I’d really love to do one day. I’ve looked at my options and trust me, when I feel I’m ready mentally and physically for it, I’m going to do it!
Option 5: Music-related professional studies
Music is the center of my life. Why? Its pulled me through so many tough times in life from when I was younger till now. Singing, playing piano has always pulled me back from the dark place. I’ve always wanted to learn lots of instruments. I am doing it on the side alongside my piano.
There is a world of opportunities out there! None of these options really require me to give up my current job. Since I do still have to live and pay bills and I probably could never give up that realistic mindset that I have. Plus, there are bigger goals that I’d like to accomplish in the coming year. Of course, the topic do say “if you could take a break from life” but still, I’d take any of those options 🙂
If you could take a break, what would you want to master?
This is my response to Daily Prompt: Back to School! Check out other subjects bloggers would like to master HERE!
2 thoughts on “Daily Prompt: Back to School”
What a thought-provoking post. I absolutely love Spanish language, and also studied it during high school and college. Now I only read in Spanish during my free time, and prefer translations of English classics. It may sound less interesting than your options, but I would definitely go back to school and opt to study psychology/neuroscience. I am absolutely fascinated by the human mind, and especially by the nature of dreams (subconscious processes in the brain). How would I love to study and discover new theories as to why we dream, what it means to be conscious, etc. Eh…I hope one day. 🙂
I actually didn`t think of that! I would do behavior analysis though 😉 Its one of my fave stuff..reason why I love Criminal Minds!
You are definitely not boring! I used to ace psychology in school…just I always thought realistically speaking, it wouldn`t be easy to find a job so I never did it…haha!
We can do anything! All you gotta do is want to make it happen 😉