Every day we commute 40 minutes on the way to the nursery and 40 minutes on the way back. Driving is very monotonous, so my mind wanders into different directions. When I am alert, I switch on the sound recorder on my phone and make notes. So this morning, I was thinking about the latest supervision two days ago. I’ve been stuck with the third Context Chapter for weeks and the supervision helped a great deal.
We also discussed a few of my projects and the professor decided to end the exceptionally lengthy supervision on a positive note so he told me his experiences at the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. This is a very interesting hospital – you can read about its features on the net. One important thing is that some of its interior features were designed by museum professionals. And my professor was very, very proud to be a museum professional. And I can feel the same all around the School of Museum Studies – everyone, students, professors are proud. Probably the whole University is proud, but as a distance learning student, I don’t have any proof of that 🙂 And this is very inspiring. I am an exceptional at the School as I only have very limited experience in working at museums. But I love challenges and I love to learn new things. And the mood is very inspiring.
And that’s when it occurred me, wait, I’ve been here this before. Yes, more than 20 years ago my mom enrolled me to the American School of Journalism. Back then I was studying at the University, started conducting research on the history of Hungarian motoring and as a sideline wrote some articles for a car magazine. And I thought the American School of Journalism is a waste of time. And I was so wrong. In a very short time I learnt a lot. Naturally teachers did not speak Hungarian. So I had to bring my English to a whole new level. Fast. And the community was great, the teachers were great. It was very inspiring. And I was very grateful to my mom. 20 years later in a similar situation I was wise enough not to shy away from a similar challenge and my PhD journey started.
The bottom line is this: I love challenges, I love charting new territories. And if you are in a similar position, don’t be afraid, life is really an adventure though it may sound very cliché 🙂