Since I am not forced to acquire more knowledge, I desire knowledge more than ever. I never realized how greedy I took all the knowledge to me in the past, but now new knowledge is not a matter of course anymore, I see myself craving to every little piece of insight.
Of course I learn new things here - even in school there are a few - it just does not tickle my brains. The good thing about learning old stuff in a very slow pace, is that I have more time to admire all beauty, and to appreciate things more than when I studied them because I had to (Note: my high school year in the united states does not count as an European school year, since the level here is much lower than my educational level. This is why I see this year as a long lasting vacation, and naturally, a great experience).
I can hardly describe how mentally (not physically) free I feel here! I have no stress at all, and that sets my mind so free. I have more ideas than ever (Can you imagine? My mind almost explodes sometimes!) I see beauty everywhere. For example: cytology never fascinated me very much. Now I find inspiration in strange territories. Cells, yes. Human body cells, through a microscope. The pictures I took in anatomy class:
All pictures taken by me.