Hooray, it’s Monday!

We all know that I hate Mondays. The dreaded Monday marks the end of a peaceful weekend, and means that it's back to routines and work of some kind. It stresses me out, even though I'm not doing anything in particular at the moment. You might remember me talking about a secret, something I wouldn't tell anyone before it was certain to happen? Well, today I received a much awaited e-mail giving me the final OK. Talk about making the despised Monday into a good day, a frigging great start of a brand new week!

Last fall I started studying to become a graphic designer at Norges Kreative Fagskole. I loved the school, I loved the people, I loved their attitudes towards me as a handicapped person with a few boundaries, I loved the subject - a subject I had been wanting to study for many years. Unfortunately things didn't turn out quite the way I was hoping they would. I discovered that there was a lot of physical challenges, and I began to feel down. My teachers and the school in general was very forthcoming with me, trying their best to adapt the environment to work with me instead of against me. Not too many weeks into the semester the swine flu decided to stop me from going to outside altogether. Not because I got sick, but because I couldn't risk catching the disease due to my health situation, being part of the high-risk group and all. Time went by, and when it was finally considered to be safe for me again, so much time had passed that I decided to postpone the semester with a year.

A little more than a month ago I also discovered that Norges Kreative Fagskole was launching a new subject for fall 2010 called "Interaksjondesign", concentrating mainly on web development and visual communication on the Internet. If I could find an English description for the subject I would have posted it, but it seems like it's only available in Norwegian. Anyway, when I discovered this new subject I was ecstatic because it seemed so much more realizable to me. I discussed it with Øyvind, then with my mom and a few selected friends, and finally I decided to ask the school management if it would be possible to change my subject, since I already had been accepted for fall 2010. It turned out to be no problem at all, so the last obstacle was to get an "OK" from NAV - which tuned out to be a lot more difficult than I had originally anticipated. I called, left messages, e-mailed, called again, left more messages, sent another e-mail, and then sat back to wait since it seemed impossible to get a hold of the one person who could give me the answer I needed. I kept a dialogue with the school all a long, just to be sure that they knew I needed an answer I was having trouble receiving. I really didn't want to risk losing my spot due to the lack of communication with the school. But today, on a Monday and everything, I finally got the e-mail giving me a green light for changing my subject for fall 2010, and I'm so happy I could die. I'm not kidding! I've been so excited all day it feels like I've fried the brain, killing all my brain cells in the process. So, there you have it. That was my secret.

From fall 2010 I'm officially studying interaction design! Grin

NAV = The Norwegian Labour and Welfare Administration

Posted by Shamini on March 15, 2010 – 9:55 PM

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  1. Oh wow! CONGRATULATIONS!!! I’m so happy for you! What a great turn of events! I mean, it was going in the right direction anyway, but with an even better subject you’re really heading for the stars!

    Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeee Grin hihi ^^

  2. Grattis! Grin Høres skøy ut, faktisk.

  3. Maria:
    Thank you so much, sweetie! It means a lot to me. Smile I’m really hoping thing will work out this time, and crossing my fingers that nothing similar to the swine flu will appear again this fall.. this time I’m doing this. Grin

    Tuuusen takk, det syns jeg også!

  4. Congratulations! I hope it will all work out for you Smile I find we always need something to keep us occupied, or we go crazy. It sounds like a very interesting subject!

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