Thursday, April 26, 2012

The problems I create

My semester is over.  I'm moving back to Novi soon.  Isn't that crazy?  I'm going to miss the DD a lot.  I was actually starting to like drafting, in a Stockholm Syndrome kind of way.
A hobby of mine is creating internal conflict out of no where when my life is boring.  I'm fun like that!  Yay for never being okay with things the way they are!
If you follow me on twitter, you've probably heard that I'm switching my major to industrial design and considering a transfer to CCS, in Detroit.
Well, I am.
I'm not sure about it though.  I'm not sure how Kendall's industrial design program really is.  I'm not sure how CCS' industrial program really is.  I'm not sure if it matters that much, I'm not sure of anything, really.  I emailed some people about CCS.  I got a response, from one of them.  I have no idea how much CCS would cost, and I have no idea how much it would matter to me.  It seems like the whole idea of that school is a little more...driven? than Kendall?  I don't know.  If I did go there, I'm not sure if I'd live at home and commute, or live on campus, or find a place to live downtown.
I wish there was a foolproof way to know if you are going to like a school/if you like the one you are currently going to.  Because me and Kendall?  We have a case of love bipolar.  I mean, that's the dramatized, Katy Perry way of saying it, but It's true that my feelings about the school vary a lot.   
I realize that if I'm going to transfer, I need to get on it like three months ago.
Also, I have next to nothing in terms of a portfolio.  I have a few things from 3D that I might be able to use, and I have a couple drawings.  We're at the point of "Finding things that are portfolio-worthy" when I'd much rather be at the point of "Pick the five best things out of a huge body of portfolio-worthy work" AHGHGHGHGHGHGHGHG.
I am channeling all this uncertainty into excitement, I'm embracing it.  This is good.  I like this.  Right?  Right.
Also, did I tell you that I got into a car accident on Friday the 13th?  Funny, right?  I know!  Now my car is a little banged up and I might be getting it fixed at some point in the future.
I'm going to be going to a talk by Tom Kelley from IDEO.  It's at the Steelcase place, and it's going to be awesome.  IT WILL BE AWESOME AND I WILL BLOG ABOUT IT, DAMNIT!
I feel like my whole life should come with a sticker that says "Nothing if not mature."

That's college, folks.

I need to write a book.  And draw some more.  And clean up.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Quote of the Month

"Life is just imaginary. It’s your dreams that are real."
Carmela Ocampo