I’m still sad that my speed in regards to graphics hasn’t improved much over the course of 2 years- I’ve learned how to use the tablet in that time period, though. In terms of making the graphics…I’m still taking longer than other people, and in terms of quality, there’s always something I wish I’d had thought of while making it.
I guess that’s one of things that drags me down in terms of everything; I get caught up in the details, trip on the little things.
Convocation on campus began yesterday: in a way, it’s both a joyous, and a sad event. Lots of parents on campus, people taking photos of each other as they move on in their lives. So many paths and possibilities, doubts and dreams. People are always thinking about what they’re going to afterwards (and even if they aren’t, someone else will eventually ask), even way back in first-year. Advisors, profs, friends, acquiantances have all asked this question of a student at some point. I wonder how accurate a picture that can be…my answer changes according to my mood, but only one is the truth. I wonder who can actually spot it, hmm. But since I’m not there yet, there’s plenty of time to look for tangent paths to explore.
One of things that irked me after coming to Waterloo was not being able to see the possibilities as to what I could study while in high school. I suppose it’s mostly that every program has something that I want to learn about, and the mid-teen mind can’t comprehend the full scale of things. But then again, some people hit 25, 26, 35, 47, 63 and still don’t.
Running into the “older” generation of chinese, I’m reminded just how odd I am in their terms. I wonder if my choice of studies reflects badly on my parents, and whether people judge how they “failed” to bring me up the right way. I don’t get it as much anymore, but you learn to spot the “asian disapproval face” after a while. Hopefully it’s just my imagination.
Projects and midterms are coming out of the corner swinging for another round! Despite all this, I’d say that I prefer school terms to co-op. And while on co-op, school. The grass is always greener on the other side~ Rankings begin Friday, still a little nervous. There’s nothing I can do about it at this point, so worrying about it is redundant; mostly just ripping apart past interviews to see issues I (still) need to get over. GRILLED LIKE SALMON.
Despite my misgivings about certain classes this term, I’m starting to understand the charm of them. Overall, they seem like BS classes, but they leave so much room for self-initiative, it’s impossible to get nothing out of them. I am enjoying the Digital Arts Communication class I am taking…I accidentally lurked in an optional tutorial a while back, and was surprised that the content was more interesting than the class itself. ^^U It was based on the breakdown and analysis of design (mostly graphic design), and the extent of the vocabulary that can be used is dizzying.
Learning to deal with people at little better, as of late. I’m relying on some a little too much, learning to forgive flaws, empathy in terms of people I didn’t understand before, having a little faith when I could be very, very, very wrong.
Well, if I fall down, I can always get back up. After this week, it’ll be limping…though, but hey! It’s not the transportation device, it’s not the end prize that’s important, it’s the journey.
I don’t feel like uploading what I’ve been up to right now…but here’s the first ever graphic I made for Imprint. I was wayyyy too excited to see it in print when it came out that Friday, it’s a little embarrassing how proud I was of it. OTL