“You can never be overdressed or overeducated.” ― Oscar Wilde.
This how I think and aim to live my life everyday, with a touch of Wilde’s sense of humour. Though I have had another setback. I found out today that I was not successful for a 2014/2015 place on the Royal College of Art’s Innovation Design Engineering (IDE) joint MA+MSc programme, which I applied for and recently had an interview for last month. See the confirmation email of this below:
Well, this is very tough for me: Life is kicking me in the balls yet again. Most of all, I am truly so sorry to disappoint you, but words cannot express enough how much I appreciate your ongoing support and kindness.
Since graduating in 2012, I just can’t catch a break and no one seems capable (or willing) to give me a chance. All I want is to work/collaborate in the Creative industries, but it is not happening and I don’t feel like I’m getting any support from within the industry – particularly within the Advertising industry. I’m tired. I’m frustrated. I’m angry.
I feel like I’m going mad trying not to be typecast and showing people that I am not an idiot dickhead in a wheelchair who is only able to do charity advertising! There’s a lot more to me than anyone realises. That’s why I decided to apply to the awesome RCA’s IDE programme because I feel like it is what I was made to do, but not necessarily through the traditional entry route; and I think it is a better fit for me. It’s the second time I have applied to a programme at the RCA (though last year was a different programme in another different RCA school) and wasn’t accepted. However, at least I was invited for an interview for the IDE programme this year. Hopefully, when I reapply to the Innovation Design Engineering (IDE) programme next year, third time’s the charm to get in.
Anyway, yes this is shite and I don’t know where life will take me, but I am just going to work even harder from now on and keep smiling. I am going to continue to push my boundaries to carve out opportunities to live life to my fullest potential. As Oscar Wilde best said, “To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.”
I also am going to persist and proceed with working on my many interesting projects this year, which I aim to further develop and learn as a person. So watch this space for greatness! ONWARDS and UPWARDS.
To end, I leave you with some lyrics from the inspirational new song “Better Days” that is on the forthcoming new album of the lovely and talented Andreya Triana:
"… When the going gets tough, I just hold my head up; I know there’s better days to come, better days to come… When it feels too much, I just throw my hands up; I know there’s better days to come, better days to come…"
Listening to “Better Days” by Andreya Triana