Fireworks and celebrations

"Lichterfest 2015", 01.08.2015 | Alte Donau, Vienna, Austria
“Lichterfest 2015”, 01.08.2015 | Alte Donau, Vienna, Austria

 

Hello my dear friends,

Β  Last night was the night of the “Lichterfest”, a beautiful show with fireworks and romantic boat rides under the moonlight. Unfortunately, i came a little late to the party and didn’t have time to set up my camera, so i missed a good 5 minutes from the 15 that the fireworks lasted. I think this is probably the best shot i got from last night, the one with most colors combined at least! πŸ˜€

Β  It was a beautiful night and for me it was also a nice way to celebrate my recent success…After going through a tough preparation and selection period, i was chosen amongst many candidates, to be granted a full year of intensive studies and practical training on Graphic Design, Multimedia and Marketing communication. 😍 A new chapter begins this September… Another dream comes true…

Β  It all feels so unreal…I feel so blessed that i’ve been given this amazing opportunity, which i would have never gotten if i had stayed in Greece. I miss my family and my friends, on nights like yesterday even more… but this is my time… it’s time to finally find my way and create a life for me…

Β  Cue the fireworks!!! πŸŽ†πŸŽ†πŸŽ†

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27 thoughts on “Fireworks and celebrations

    1. Thank youuu Monika!!! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ I still can’t believe it…I didn’t really think i had a chance cause even though i understand German, i do have trouble talking and writing and most candidates were native Austrians…but i made it!!! πŸ˜€

        1. I guess you are right about that and it’s something that i really want to do and truly believe that it will help me immensely to have a chance and get a good job…and also improve, if not, perfect my German! πŸ˜€

  1. Congratulations my friend, you deserve this and more for having the courage to follow your dreams…I’m very proud of you and know you will do well at anything you put your mind to.

    1. Thank you Robert πŸ˜€ It almost seems that when you take the first step to follow your dreams, everything comes into motion and you happen to be at the right place the right time and even when things are delaying, it’s for your own benefit! Like now, if i had found a job previously, this opportunity would’ve never come my way… but i had faith that there was a reason and i wasn’t stressing out about not having a job, even though that was the main reason why i moved to Vienna. Some people might think that this was naive of me, or that i was lazy…but i just knew! And then i got an invitation to an info day about the studies from the unemployment office and it all made sense! This is all i ever wanted and more… Even though i love photography, i never really wanted to work as a professional photographer, i was seeking jobs as an assistant, or a photo editor and planned to do my own projects on the side. These studies are not only my way to learn something new, it’s also a great opportunity to learn the language, build up my confidence and create the package that is needed to land me a good job in many fields πŸ˜€ I’m very excited!

  2. fantastic, Alexandra. I nearly envy you. You are really lucky to get all these wonderful chances. you will make your way, I’m sure. congrats, Mitza

    1. Thank you very much dear Mitza! I can’t complain about not being lucky…hehe… but the selection wasn’t based only on that. We had to go through an interview and then a week where they showed us some basics and at the end we had to create an ad for a car manufacturer. From 100+ people, only 20 made it through after the interviews and only 10 were selected in the end to be granted the studies… So lucky, maybe…but i did work quite hard and prepared days before and did my best to deliver a well designed ad πŸ™‚ They chose the finalists, not just by judging the chances they have on finding a job after they finish but also on how motivated they were during the preparation week, if they were focused and well behaved, if they actually have the talent and a good eye, if they are socially competent and many other factors… It wasn’t easy but i’m very happy that i got through πŸ˜€ It’s a great chance for me!

      1. wow, that was really hard work and you made it with very few others. You can clap on your shoulders all day long and jump around. When I got the access to art school I bought a bottle of very expensive champaign. Our exams were much easier. I enjoyed these 4 years a lot and found some nice friends there. Have fun, the sun seems to be on your side, Alexandra. Best wishes Mitza

    1. Thank you Lia πŸ˜€ I’m getting into the mood already, bought myself some sketch blocks, some pencils and started practicing how to sketch etc. My sister got all the talent in drawing, i was always terrible but maybe i can become at least mediocre, i’d be happy with that πŸ˜› Everything is done on a computer anyway…drawing is not required but i want to give it a shot πŸ˜‰

    1. Thank you very much! πŸ˜€ I’m really disappointed that i couldn’t get more photos…moral lesson of the story, when you want to photograph something, go early and go alone πŸ˜›

    1. Thank you very much Barbara! πŸ˜€ I must start practicing drawing cause i can’t draw to save my life…hahahaha πŸ˜› It’s really not required anymore since graphic designers do everything digitally but i think it’s a great asset if you can actually draw…so will start doing that before the studies begin πŸ˜€

  3. I wanted to be there as well but ended up not going 😦
    Congratulations on passing your exams for the Graphische, I heard a lot of good things about this school/college! πŸ™‚

  4. Congratulations, this is great news. The move to Austria has really worked well for you. No doubt you were glad to be away from Greece during the recent turmoil.

    Oh, and great photo to celebrate. Plan better next time, though. πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you very much Draco! πŸ˜€ Yes, i couldn’t be happier that i got accepted to study Graphic Design and i certainly don’t even think of going back to Greece! πŸ˜›

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