The plan is rather simple:
- Drop Added Sugar for Good
- Lose Weight
- Study French & Armenian
- Remove the Last Remnants of Peedorashque Upbringing from My Psyche
The plan is rather simple:
Living the chaos and being the chaos: these are the only ways of dealing with the world around us. Fear of chaos is the fear of life itself.
Life as it is is neither pleasurable, nor pain-ridden. This is a simple fact, devoid of any value or meaning. We need to focus more on our own values, meanings and goals and thus make our lives truly ours.
My silence being of quite a lengthy sort, I now have to explain it.
During the whole September, I was working on transferring my Obsidian database from one vault to another while:
I am constantly thinking about my incomplete higher education, which is out of touch for me now, since I am not getting back to Ruᛋᛋia in any of its shapes on forms (even if Khuilo a.k.a. Vladimir Putin dies and Navalny becomes the president).
I have thoroughly sniffed through the options available in Armenia and Georgia as well as online, and I am more and more inclined to consider the [Open University]. $5,000-$9,000 / year is an acceptable for distance learning depending on the number or credits to be taken, and it seems legit, given the curriculums and Sociology being available as an undergraduate programme.
Of course, this will be a perfect backing for:
I am still considering the possibility of getting to an Armenian university once I have learnt the language to an appropriate level, but I have a feeling that the universities of the ex-USSR countries are subject to the same set of problems that plague their functioning and the studies of their students.
Finalement, j'ai reçu une tâche qui demande d'appliquer mes compétences en Français.
Sans aucune pratique pendant l'anné prochaine, j'ai un peur, j'ai oublié beaucoup des mots et des règles de grammaire. Donc, nous verrons si je peux d'améliorer mon niveau et si je pourrais parler Français encore.
Got all the shots, and then some more.
In return to my Math studies, I decided to pursue this way.
Spent some time in search of some good sandals — the local market is surprisingly predominated with a couple of other kinds of shoes, but in an insanely great variety.
While going home, I was bitten by a neighbour's dog right in a couple houses from my street. Now I am going to receive an anti-rabies and anti-tetanus shot.
After all, butterflies are not made for soup (unlike the chives).
I feel like that it is the very time to correct the work-life time balance.
So, I am going to fight to even out the work time load and my studies.
The return to Maths is the most expected thing by me.
As for the good news from around the world that came this weekend – I was very much impressed by the release of the Ukrainian heroes from Turkey. The Azov battalion – as well as their commanders – are the real heroes that destroyed literal hordes of Ruᛋᛋian pig-dogs and saved the Free World from the Ruᛋᛋian military incursions.
Having decided to get a decent Internet service, I found out that in order to get the service installed, I need to pay a half-a-year worth of the service fees as a deposit.
Of course, I will ask the landlord to take care of the issue through him, but the message is clear: I need to adapt faster.
Of course, the speed of studying the country's language does not affect the bureaucracy much, and I shall still need a couple more years lived in Armenia so to be able to apply for citizenship. However, the earlier and better I transition from the status of a guest to the one of a local, the higher start I have with this 'Life Reset' of mine. After all, I am not a seasonal bird: if I move somewhere, I move for a long time.
Having found myself outside of the confines of Russia, I started investigating different options for continuing my education. Obviously, I am no longer able to graduate from my university because I am abroad. The local options either demand a proficiency in Armenian, or are too costly to pursue at this moment in my life. All this situation, in spite of its rather morbid character, was, after all, a rather enticing starting point from which I could think outside the box.
My desire to tell stories, share ideas and collaborate with like-minded people of course implies getting a degree along the way. However, this does not mean that I cannot do all these things — as well as earning moneyÂ — in some other, more tailored way.
I have tried to enroll at a university thrice, and neither of these experiences could be called productive. Going to the lessons and communicating with a lot of people simply gets me dried up by noon, and the bullshit nature of the ex-USSR education (when there are a lot of useless subjects that are showed down one's throat) kills my very ability to allocate time properly. In addition to that, the value of the higher education now and, say, 30 years ago are simply not comparable (in many cases, unfortunately, we can tell the same about its quality). So, enlisting for a university and grinding my way up for the fourth time is not the best perspective. But what then could be an alternative?
I think, I have an idea.
If I split up things that I need into three main categories, the idea becomes quite clear.
So, for starters, I need to focus more on the MOOCs I am dealing with, and gradually earn certification in languages (Englsh, German and French). At the same time, I need to become a certified user of Microsoft Ecxel (passing the exams to become Excel Master by Microsoft classification). And the final step would be getting some certified courses in Mathematics, Probability and Statistics, which will give me the instruments for analysing data in a quantitative fashion with certainty.
After that, it all boils down to producing some interesting articles on the themes I find peculiar and trying to find a way to have them published with the help of like-minded institutions (like think tanks or research groups).
And once I have both the skills (certified by independent bodies) and connections, I can kick-start my research activity to full throtle in accordance with the public demand and my interests alike.
No one says that it will be easy, but for the next year and a half, this is the plan.
There happened much since my last post in this blog: most importantly, I have finally left the Russian Federation (it seems that for good).
So, now I am busy doing a lot of things:
This all means that there will be much more to tell and to share with the world!