Today has been fairly fun filled, and going to school for only a few hours in the morning, making another dreaded visit to the police station, and finally making a visit to the Slovak National Uprising monument. I am trying a new style for the blog, please leave feedback if it helps with the readability/experience! I am writing this post rather early in the day, because I have a large project ahead of me. You might have noticed that I have been leading on for the past few days/weeks that I have had a project, and I am going to be explaining it in it’s entirety. But first, let’s begin with the rollercoaster I am going to call my day.
Police Station (Again)
I only went to school this morning for about two hours, because mid-morning my host dad picked me up and we made our way to the police station. I am not sure why we went down to the police station, but it did not matter in the end. When we had arrived at the police station, we got in line to get a placeholder ticket. We then proceeded to wait 40 minutes, just in line to get the ticket. At this point, we decided that it would be better to try again another time, so we left. Not a very productive way to spend nearly an hour, but I guess getting out of school was a plus.
The project I have been hinting at
It is a little anticlimactic for me, as the time I decide to reveal this big project I have been working on is the time I decide to end it. To give it a quick rundown: I set up a website where people would order items, and I would act as a dropshipper. A dropshipper is someone that acts as a middleman between the consumer and the retailer. For example: if you ordered let’s say a wallet from my site for $10. I would then take $5 of that and go order said wallet for you, and I would pocket the extra. To be perfectly honest, the main reason that I have decided to not continue this is guilt. I felt guilty shipping someone an item I had never seen before myself, and couldn’t confirm the quality.
I have decided to discontinue this not because it was not profitable, but because it was not worth my time. Many hours were spent late in the night, working on this store. The amount of hours I put into this vs my profit margins was just not enough. I have decided to try my absolute best to improve the quality of my posts on here, instead of trying alternate sources of income. That being said, I will be looking into separate business opportunities with the blog here, and possible freelance work.
My Next Project
Of course, I couldn’t leave of with such a disappointment. Today, I am announcing the start of a grand new project. Sometime last year, an old teacher told me that I should try writing, specifically in the history genre. I was interested in doing so, as I have wanted to pursue a writing career ever since I was young, but I did not know where to begin. I have been interested in world history for a long time, and to be perfectly honest, it is part of the reason that I decided to do a student exchange. After many months of sitting on the idea, I have finally decided to begin. Of course, being in a country which is filled from head to toe with fascinating history, it would almost be wrong of me to not write about it. And after much consideration, I have decided to write about the Slovak National Uprising.
Now let me clarify, I don’t really know what I am going to be doing with this project. I am not certain if I want to try and develop it into a short self published Amazon eBook, or if I should strictly keep it to a lengthy article on my blog. Either way, I would like to write this not only because I am interested in the topic, but I am looking to try and improve my own writing skills.
Slovak National Uprising
Today I went where any respectable amateur historian would start, and that is the local museum. The museum/monument that I went to, is called the “Slovenské národné povstanie” which literally translates to the Slovak National Uprising. I have been a few times before, but never have I taken the time to carefully read and translate some of the information that they have at the museum. I plan on making a follow up post later tonight, so I will not go too far in detail. You can check it out here.
I spent about three hours at the museum, which is quite a bit considering it isn’t much bigger than your average house. Most of the time I spent there was taking pictures of various text that I would work on translating later. When I came out of the museum, it was lightly raining so I ran all the way home. I nearly died in the process, because I slipped and almost hit my head on a gravestone (that would have been an ironic way to go out).
Word of the Day
Well, that is all for me today. At Least, until later tonight. Today’s word of the day is:
Prosim – Please
Pronounced like prohsiym in English, this is a very useful phrase! You will hear this just about everywhere.
All of these pictures were taken on a Sony A6000. If you are looking for a great lightweight camera that takes fantastic pictures, I would definitively recommend this setup here.
Sony Alpha a6000 Mirrorless Digital Camera with 16-50mm Power Zoom Lens