What to do after University? Opportunities and drawbacks.
Everything comes to an end once. However my university career rather sooner than later. Of course I will finish up my Bachelor as I have promised to my mom, however the question is what to do after I finished my Bachelor of Arts.
Recently there have been a lot of changes in my life regarding responsibilities for myself and my surroundings, speaking of my dog.
These responsibilities are challenged now by multiple opportunities that recently happened.
First thing is that I got a Green Card to the US, which I applied for in 2007, which allows me to legally go and work or study over there and to also live over seas. One plus side would be that depending on where I would live I could get the state of the art medical care regarding my sickness.
On the other hand there are multiple different internships waiting for me all over Europe. Social media expert internships in London or Munich. Which would combine perfectly with my studies as they would be additionally to my studies.
Then there is the final and also the most favored of options I consider right now. Become successful in running my own little company. I want to be a founder. I want to start my own company, create my own Island of happiness and make a workplace that is worthy of the name.
Come to my responsibilities, I can take Aramis to where I go and regarding my disability; It’s something that should not hold me back in pursuing my dreams. My ergo therapist said to me today “First finish your studies than we can work on yourself for a while and then go conquer the world”
After all it is rather important for me to be able to pursue a career in my field of expertise than to wait for others. I need to think of myself first from time to time, and as a lot of you know that is not something I am particularly good in.
And on that note
Till next time. Hopefully I know already what I want to do with my life then.
Depression vs. Joy
Let’s start off with what I did for the past couple of month. I did get a sweet puppy. His name is Aramis, named after one of the Musketeers. He is my joy. He’s energetic, calm and never barks. He is a friendly companion, meant to be the perfect companion for me wherever I go. But there is the flipside to this awesome creature.
It’s me. He showed me for the first time the stuff that I wasn’t able to do anymore. And on a daily basis he was the one challenging me to do stuff which I can’t do anymore. It became apparent to me that I am actually sicker than I originally admitted to myself. This made me become quite depressive on a daily basis. It even got to the point where I didn’t even want to walk him anymore because I was afraid that he would be ruthless and simply drag me behind him.
In addition it got to the point where I was awaiting any message from a “friend” of mine. Nobody was around to help me drag myself out of the pit but my little bundle of joy and my mom.
It was a difficult journey, however I did manage to overcome at least some shortages with the aid of my awesome dog trainer and I learned to get myself down to him to play and how to play with him. It is different than what other people do with their dogs however I am different to most other people.
I promise to keep you updated more often from now on and I will continue to write this Blog, as it helps me to talk about the stuff that’s going on in my life. So I’m off to walk Aramis and maybe do a little park exercise with him. Maybe today he’ll be able to go “by feet” if I can motivate him enough.
Till next time.
Thoughts on a service dog
Today, my aunt came up with an idea that was floating around in my head for a few days now. “What about a service dog for you?”
It would aid me in many different ways. I like to make lists so let’s do one with pros and cons for getting a service dog.
- Aid in daily tasks
- Provide me with protection when I’m alone in the city
- Make me walk him or her when I don’t really feel like moving around too much
- Give me reason to be proactive instead of being passive
- Develop a close bond between the dog and myself when I am the one training him
- Provide people with a clear visual image of the fact that I am in fact not drunk (most of the times)
- Needs to be trained over the course of a few years
- Weekly trips to the trainer
- Food and other accessoires
So, apparently the Con list is much shorter than I initially expected it to be, as it is apparent that a trained service dog can be taken virtually everywhere. And no one will tell him or her to stay outside if I need him or her to be with me.
I like the idea of having a dog that takes care of me just as much as I take care of it.
You virtually start a family when you get a dog. - My mum
I like this idea of my mum. But it is never the less a quite lengthy process to find a suitable dog and to train him, it will be a challenge but nevertheless a challenge that I am willing to take on.
Till next time.