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How are you doing? Of University of the People and Statistics

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How are you doing?

With the complicity of global warming, the last Italian Summer turned out to be the hottest of the three on record in more than a decade; indeed, my imminent exam for the “Statistics course” raised my perception of temperatures. That is to say: “statistics are statistics” and this time, studying in a language other than my mother tongue caused me visions, something similar toseek out an oasis in the desert”. I speculate such “emotional” approach sprang after the intense routine I lived during the last five years, which is comparable to an enduring Marathon, where the city assumed the form of my home, runners became

other students all over the world, I wore out a keyboard instead of jogging shoes and the conclusive mile turned into Statistics. That sprint signified something specific to me: it symbolized a special revenge in front of life; particularly about women‘s rights, which also include getting a College Education.

At that point, for the similar purpose, I was not that shocked when the doctor visited me and suggested to undergo a surgery within a brief time; additionally, the operation date was right after the exam. As a consequence, I approved the loop: colic-exam-surgery and even if I could not symbolically run”, I’m sure the sensation was comparable to that of the marathoner passing under the finish line.

Why do I put all my energies into my education? Plenty of people ask the same question, as long as I’m devoting my life into a free on-line College: University of the People. Probably, there is a simple answer, so that it represents an individual evaluation, persons spend their leisure time on Social Media, I study Business Administration.

In a like manner, to carry out the activities I love granted me a certain level of serenity, so that when I came out from the operating room, awakening after anesthesia, I suspiciously gazed nurses and doctors who were asking: “how are you doing?”. Since I was suffering, I replied: “it is painful!”, but they didn’t understand my feedback and asked again: “h-o-w a-r-e y-o-u d-o-i-n-g, Mirna?”. I echoed my answer. So, what was the problem there? I was speaking in English to an Italian medical staff; you may realize their concern and their final question: “Is she English or Italian?”. Believe me or not, as soon as I recovered I started laughing, for the reason that I perfectly remembered the previous situation; in addition, I confess I was proud of me, considering it was the proof I learned another language along my beloved on-line studies.

Finally, mine is another, usual and repeated history made up of persistence as well as hope; at once, I have the right to reveal how I feel, after University of the People presented me the opportunity to find peace with myself. In other words, I accomplished my dream: learning; what is more, I confirmed the theory commending that “listening to our natural talents makes us feel fulfilled”.

Mirna

Background music: “Please, please, please, let me get what I want”, by the Smiths, now on Virign Radio (yes, Karma!). Please, check the lyrics of this song:

Good times for a change
See, the luck I’ve had
Can make a good man
Turn bad

So please please please
Let me, let me, let me
Let me get what I want
This time

Haven’t had a dream in a long time
See, the life I’ve had
Can make a good man bad

So for once in my life
Let me get what I want
Lord knows, it would be the first time
Lord knows, it would be the first time

Songwriters: MORRISSEY, STEVEN PATRICK/MARR, JOHNNY
Please, Please, Please, Let Me Get What I Want lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group

Image courtesy of Marco Miccoli, Ravenna, city walls  ( Marco Miccoli official website here).

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2 thoughts on “How are you doing? Of University of the People and Statistics

  1. Well written and very inspiring! I hope you are recovering well from your surgery, and that it wasn’t too serious. So is your journey at UoPeople finished? If so, wow! Congratulations!

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    • Hi Dan, now I’m fine, thanks. Actually I’m attending “Business policy and strategy”, the last course before my Bachelor. Stats represented a challenge, because of my disease, the hot weather and its intrinsec complexity. Thank you for your positive comment.

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