Introduction
  Greeting List
      2018
      2017
      2016
      2015
      2014
      2013
      2012
      2011
      2010
      2009
      2008
      2007
      2006
      2005
 

Leave School or Not?-- Shirley's 560th Friendly Greeting from Beijing - Sept 1, 2017

Hi,Dear Friends

How are you? Are you enjoying your weekend?

This is just a short note for telling you something new quickly.

First of all, a good news is that my webs site www.ebridge.cn has been recovered, meanwhile, the other web site www.ebridge.com.cn still works at the same time.

Second, my school Chinese National Academy of Arts will start its new semester on Sept 3, 2017.

Third, I am suffering a quite difficult and pain time for deciding to keep the study for getting the master degree of Fine Arts for another 2 years or leave school.

-- The one reason is my son has gotten his Australian citizenship and to have a reunion with him is just a time problem.

-- The other reason is I feel much depressed to live under the current Chinese educational style for I have not been allowed to start my dissertation on some topics which I am truly interested in and wanted to work on 6 times since last Dec, I am getting sick more and more...

Anyway, something comforts me is my son encourages me to complete my study since I have kept for 7 years already, why don't I finish it? By the way, he was also the only person who supported me to go to the USA to study for my MBA.

And also one of my friends Mrs. Juli Liu remind me that she had met the similar pain when she wrote her Dr. paper. In her opinion, the reason I am pain because I want to either learn something more or find a solution for my cross-cultural comprehensive art dream via writing a dissertation. If I did not want to get any of them, but just think of getting the master degree, then I would not feel pain...

However, since I am studying and working while fighting with sicknesses for a dream I must think of my time cost, opportunity cost and finacial cost, whether it is worth to work on something I do not enjoy or do not want to do, but just for a master degree for 2 years.

Therefore, I will try for another a few weeks, then to decide to leave school or continue the study.

If you were me, would you choose to suffer the pain of working on something you do not enjoy, but just for a degree?

Would you have the courage to leave school at the 7th years after spending over 1 million which is your salary on your study and a cross-cultural and comprehensive dream?

Do you have anything special on your side to share?

Sincerely,

Shirley

Shirley's Art Works-1262-Chinese Xieyi 737 by Chinese Ink -My 556th Assignment of CNAA & the 148th One of the Second Phase--Sep 1, 2017

Happy Chinese New Year! -- Shirley's 573rd Friendly Greeting Which Is from Beijing- Feb 16, 2018
To Face the New Year with Some New Styles -- Shirley's 572nd Friendly Greeting Which Is from Beijing- Feb 8, 2018
The New Goals in 2018 -- Shirley's 570th Friendly Greeting Which Is from Beijing- Jan 21, 2018
Happy New Year & A New Start -- Shirley's 569th Friendly Greeting Which Is from Beijing- Jan 6, 2018
Merry Christmas & Some Good News for You -- Shirley's 568th Friendly Greeting Which Is from Beijing- Dec 25, 2017
More...