Posts tagged Goals
Posts tagged Goals
It was in my senior year, after being taught about the English Civil War and the Glorious Revolution that I decided to take History, abandoning my initial idea of going to Law. At the time I wrote an article for the school newspaper that said and I’m quoting: “It is England. It has to be. It is History. It has to be”
Today, two years afterwards, I received a grade to a subject called “Modern European History” where we discussed England in the XVII century. Where we discussed the themes that had pushed me towards this degree - towards my dreams. One of the questions of the test was about England. It was about XVII Century England. And the puritans, the Americans, the Glorious Revolution, the Civil War, the English thinkers.
And because of this question I managed to get a very good grade, especially considering how stern and exigent the professor is.
I will need this subject for my Master Degree - which I’ll take in England - and this was the subject that made me go to History.
England was since my early teenager years very present in my life. From TV-Series, (the famous British humour) to the Royal Family, to the newspapers, to the diversity and the contradictions that I learned to accept and respect. To the History. Especially to the History.
England helped me when I most needed, it became a refuge when I needed one. I always felt incredibly happy in England, in ways that I never have felt in my own country. It shaped my life and my goals. Some people think I overreact - maybe I do sometimes - but the lack of identification that I find in my own birthplace, I find it in England, completely, totally, fully. I may be disappointed one day. But if that day comes I will have a clear conscience about my choices.
And after today no one should dare to ask me “Why England?” or “Why History?”