After finding myself in a bit of a post graduation lifestyle rut it seemed to me that buying a house would be classed as ‘doing something’ in life. My life and plans have now changed and as of yesterday I am no longer a homeowner. I have mixed emotions about the whole process and the relevance of ownership for a person like myself. There are definitely plusses and minuses and the overall experience was positive both personally and financially.
My main qualm with home ownership is that many of us have a very postmodern mentality at the moment, with the job market flat on it’s face, being tied into property can make it very difficult to run to some other place where things may be better… Read More »
With the plan of going to Asia, travelling around and hopefully picking up a teaching job along the way I thought it was probably wise to get some classroom time mainly for some confidence and knowledge of what teaching would entail.
With a BA in hand I dont intend to be teaching in the highly competitive areas, preferring the slightly less popular destinations from the standard ‘Gap Year’ sort of placement. The course cost about £170 for 20 hours of classroom tuition, there were various options of making it into a much lengthier course via the use of online learning. I believe the premium bundle was roughly £400 which included 140 hours of online education. The research I had done previously had indicated that online courses weren’t particularly credible to an employer and I decided that what I would learn from it in a theoretical sense could probably be learnt just as well from a few books off amazon marketplace.
When on the course I met a variety of people all with varying goals for the future months… Read More »
I’m in the process of selling my house and everything I own, the hundreds of meaningless possessions, including my DVD collection of circa 500 titles. The number of items I own which actually have any emotional attachment are very few and of all my DVD’s I have narrowed it down to ten which I have the desire to watch numerous times again for various nostalgic reasons rather than them being films I like based purely on quality, hence there being no foreign language films. These are the shortlisted films, with a reason, in no particular order.
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Having been aware of a book since my early teens, being generally aware of its content and its themes and its necessity as a read distracted me from ever reading it. After reading it for the first time in my mid twenties I can but question if the impact it so deservedly had is lost on the liberated, postmodern society of today.
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