Thursday, July 18, 2013

A story of No can do, cans and other possibilities

Last Friday of 12th July 2013 was the end of my first year attending College here in Port-Au-Prince. The experiences were expected to be a ride of tears and joy. Needless to say, it was a challenge and a surprise that led me choose marketing as my major. The beggining of the second semester was an exploration to me since I would attend my Marketing courses and International Relations courses as well. Of course my Marketing peers thought that I've gone completly crazy by trying to attend opposites lectures but the "adventurious side" in me wanted to expand my horizons by exploring my limits and interests. The International Relations courses were interesting considering how heavy and compensed the materials were. That one particular course of Comtemporary History was interesting as well since the professor just kept splitting his lecture half into a mouthful of how he hated Religion all together, how he would not even classify himself as an atheist and the little remaining of class he'd remember to go on with his lecture only to bomb his students in his exams.

      "You know you are sitting here because you are preparing yourself for a career in Politics" These were the introducing words of  Professor GUY-MARIE as he was introducing himself for the International Relations 1 course. His words never left my mind, in fact I believe his words were among the many wake-up calls that I had into choosing what was right. Without any explanations nor complaints, I put an end to my short journey of exploration and remained steady to my Marketing courses. Both my peers in Marketing and International Relations were attempting to make fun of me for going back and forth into majors. Instead of giving them my signature stern straight face, I laughed WITH them and surely did not miss the chance to laugh AT them as well for being all the same and not taking chances.

       A couple of weeks later in the second semester, our Intro in Marketing Prof gave us the most creative project ever to do both for a grade and for our personal gain. Our project were to create a product with the theme of it being a Local Product which mean he wanted us to innovate. My creative side of the brain was pushing tons of ideas but the one that made the cut was....Accessories, more like scarves. Aha. Oh I wish I could just delt with the creative part and play with glitter later but the weight of that project was resting on its business plan and the presentation that was required of us...need I say this was also a group project? Ha, I won't disclose anymore details but the fact some of my girls worked their tail off with me and some well, some just wanted to desperatly bring out the ugly side of me and steal away my joy. The chosen name for my starting accessories Bizz is Sokal Lokal and now you know that I make scarves although it will expand later on. Tadum

It's All LOVE



VJ-Writes said...

very pretty scarves! I didn't know you made them! So cool:)

Sophie with her Illustrations said...

Thank you Sheb...You should get one soon :)