what language should i learn next?
I think I’ve basically narrowed it down to French or Cantonese. French for the fashion industry, Cantonese for the garment industry. Both useful, interesting, widely spoken in this weird little fabric-fabricated world of ours. I already know some Russian. Do you suppose Russian will become important enough in the next ten years for me to work on it? I already know the alphabet and numbers, basic verb conjugation and syntax.
Or, I could just stop thinking about my career for just two seconds and do something personal, like advance my Korean (I basically write, read, and speak at a junior high level a.k.a. Not Good Enough. One of my goals for this year is to get in touch with my mother’s side of the family again and I need to improve my Korean. My mother passed away when I was 13 and I haven’t kept in touch with her side of the family. Enough is enough.)
Of course, if I were to take up something extracurricular that doesn’t have anything to do with my career, I’d probably start taking cello lessons. But it’s not very productive, this cello-playing thing. I used to play violin and piano for a few years back in my former life of symphony auditions and rehearsals. The reason I didn’t pick up cello back then was because my mother didn’t think it ladylike to spread your legs in public like that.
Someone help me make up my mind? I swear I’m not a Libra.
No, seriously, industry peeps, offer me some pearls of wisdom?