It has been more than one year since my last blog post and the world for me has gone upside down (in a good way). After that blog post I decided that I cannot give up and I should do something with my life because I wasn’t going anywhere if I stayed with that lifestyle. I made some decisions which apparently transformed me! I didn’t see it at the time, but the motivation that kept me pursuing what I want helped me to get back on my feet. I have applied for the university I was previously rejected – Copenhagen Business School (CBS). Now a year later I am studying at this university! But it was a long and difficult application process. Total applicants for all bachelor programs in 2014 were around 15,000 students and the university only accepts about 3000 new students. That made me even more worried… So many applications and just few get accepted. I am glad I had enough dedication to apply to university again, even though I was already studying at bachelors program in Scotland. I guess many people would have just stayed there, if they were me, but I insisted on trying as many times as I need to go were I want.
Starting my life in a new country was very exciting! I have met so many great people who lead me great experiences. The whole environment at Copenhagen and CBS helped me to start doing thing I always wanted, but never took any actions. Now I am taking salsa and bachata classes, I am learning new language, I have been accepted to one of the best student organisations – MrketingLab, I am attending various business related events as well as meeting people from Google, Danske Bank, Dropbox, Facebook and many others. These interactions opens me to new possibilities and shows how the business world looks like beyond my current knowledge and experience. This even lead me to start my own company! We are opening very soon for our Lithuanian customers.
After all these changes, there was one moment where I understood that all my work throughout the year towards my goals payed off. It was the phone call from Skyscanner telling me that after three interviews, CV check and personality test I was admitted to the Marketing Internship at Skyscanner HQ office in Edinburgh! I have applied for Skycanner last year, but unfortunately I didn’t even pass the first interview. Now a year later I am signing the contract with the company I wanted to work for a long time! I also feel a bit nostalgic about United Kingdom, so it will be nice to visit the country during the summer.
I hope I will post more, because for me it is a good way to stop for a bit and reflect on what has happened, what is happening and what will happen. For anyone who will read this – if I was able to achieve my goals, so can you!
“Change will not come if we wait for some other person, or if we wait for some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.” Barack Obama