It's been one week since second semester got going. A week! Sure seems a lot longer than that...
As some of you might know, my last semester was fairly rough. Grades turned out alright, but I promised myself that I wouldn't make the same mistakes again. I thought I had done a good job of applying those lessons to this semester, but I guess as an Oliner, I can't help but be as busy as is humanly possible.
The unfortunate thing is that it's all stuff I'm really excited about. Genuinely interested in, not just "oh, that would be a good resume item" level of interest. There are the classes:
But you can't forget extracurriculars! You never can at Olin, but definitely not for me this semester:
And I'm still part of the Foundry board and I'm still working for Communications doing all sorts of graphic design (although the more I do, it seems the more other people want me to do design for them. I'm definitely not short of work, but I appreciate the support).
I should probably declare my major soon, shouldn't I? I've done the hard part: reflecting on what I actually want to do with it and therefore determining what sort of classes and education I need to go through. "User Interface Design Engineering" will hopefully let me put together my love of making things less frustrating to use and my obsession with making things look pretty. Viva la Photoshop!
So it's shaping up to be (another) long and busy semester. I guess I shouldn't really be surprised. Plus, once you've worked at this pace for any appreciable length of time, anything slower just seems boring. At least, that's what I keep telling myself. Winter vacation definitely didn't seem boring: late mornings, 65 degree weather, sun, movies. Hmmm, warmth. New England winters could learn a thing or two from Arizona...