A pile of study material has arrived for a course I am completing via distance education (I started it years ago and could not finish it because I ran out of money. I am hoping to finish it now). I had kept in touch with one of my professors from the university and he told me I could finish my remaining credit points by doing the course, long distance. I was thrilled, since the possibility of going there to complete it, is pretty remote. So, wish me luck as I pore over tomes of media laws, ethics, communication methods and practice for the next few months.
French classes started this weekend and goes on for 3 months, thus effectively meaning I can’t travel anywhere for a while. Depressing thought as the trek gang is making plans to visit Honnemardu and I probably won’t be able to make it. But on the brighter side, it has taken me two years to make time to learn a language and I figure it’s better now than never.
Am half-way into a 2-week photography course with Anand Sharan this week. It’s a mad dash after work every evening as I have to traverse about 20 kms in peak hours from work (outskirts) to the main city where his studio is located. Learning new things everyday. Whether they will help me improve my clicking skills, time will tell. But as Sharan advises: “Get equipped with the basics. But after that shoot with your instinct and heart and don’t get too carried away by technicalities.”
I wonder if I take on too much sometimes. Why am I doing this? I have no clue, except that I am in this mad hurry, for reasons I have yet to figure out. Or maybe I do it, because I’m a really lazy person, who doesn’t want to give in to her lazy nature. At times, I’d rather just read a book, watch TV, play with Kit Kit and laze around. And then I think, there’s so much to do and so little time…
So if you notice a frazzled woman with dark circles, unkempt hair, dazed eyes, running around in all directions, that’s probably me 🙂