Sometimes I wish that I hadn't changed the language on the blog to english, because my english writing isn't very good at all. So... I am thinking about changing it back to swedish, so that I can express myself ;) Heh, but then I'm so honored by the people from other countries that read my blog that I can hardly bear myself to do it. Although you are few, I really appreciate every visit!
But that's not what I wanted to write about actually. I just saw the new movie version of fame and during the artistic students all four years they failed making it in the business. Singing, directing, acting etc. And then at the end of the film they sang about believing in themselves and never letting their dream go. But, if they couldn't become anything in the harsh world out there, what good is a strong dream? The film was inspiring and yet not.
We had a designer visiting today, he had worked for volvo, he was a really good sketcher but his way to the top had off course been tricky. And he reminded us of the competition out there and that it was a hard business. And I thought, heck - why did I have to be interested of all the things that were hard to do as a living?
Luckily I am the only one who wants to design for children in our class, most people want to design cars or things for people with rare handicaps and the rest of the students want to make video games. That's us! So as a children's designer I might not have as much competition. Or maybe I will. Who knows. Not swedish students. Our guest teachers said that swedish schools specifically were very bad at preparing their students for the real world.
Wouldn't it be great if you could find out that you would make it in the future, and that you didn't have to worry... then you could just chill out during your education. And simply embrace everything in your disposal at school :)