Travel the world. If that was the one advice I could give to anyone, it would be to emphasize how helpful traveling is to developing one’s own personality and independence. I’m no stranger to how hard it is to travel when you’re a broke student but nevertheless, I wouldn’t trade in my experiences for any amount of money! That being said, I have had the benefit of living in Lund, Sweden and now my into my second month in Rome, Italy– have I grown up from these experiences, a year apart?
While at work, I realised I became ‘exceptionally’ accustomed to multitasking: using two screens, running multiple software, writing emails, having a quick sip of coffee, and of course, planning what to do after work. Our modern lifestyle requires an acquired skill of multitasking, and I believe so should our daily objects (not just smartphones!).
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There are days when I am stuck in my school studio, listening to my professor drone on about Roman history with the noises of Piazza di Santa Maria (where my studio faces) in the background. I often hear children laughing, sometimes a man singing opera, and other times an accordion player. I mean, I am in Rome! But alas, school is school. So sometimes even when I know I have things to do, I take a long walk- I don’t have a plan but at least it’s outside. Is this procrastination? Maybe… But can it be valuable? Yes!