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  • When I worked for S.G.S. they made me take two courses. One was about edible oils and the other was about surveying liquid bulk cargoes.

    I think I did rather well, but I was so fed up with that school that I decided two things: never go back there again and find a school I did like.

    Becoming a historian sounded cool, and I was always reading about things, so that was very obviously the way to go. But because I had also decided earlier on to leave school and join the Army, the Universities would not even give me an entry-exam.
    Luckily there is an organization called the Open University and the only qualification you need is that you need to be drawing breath. So, in 2008 I enrolled in the bachelor program for Cultural Sciences and 4 years later I am still at it.
    In my defense, little Emily came along. Barely any sleep for two years, and switching jobs from S.G.S. to Biopetrol to Saybolt to KrudoHSC also did not help.

    Last year I made some headway, and this year I took a course in Sales and Account management, and I will take another exam for the Open University about micro-history.
    Next year I can choose to take an educational minor, so that when i will graduate, I have a teaching license.

    There is, however, a nagging suspicion that it will be too little, too late. When (and if) I graduate, I will be around 45 and at that time the politicians here will have ruined the cultural sector, and most probably the educational system too.

    But if I have to spend another 25 years in that bloody office I will go insane.
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