First Days, First Weeks of School are always awkward, and in my mind at least, seem more exciting in my mind than they turn out to be
My ideal first week of school is that I’d befriend so many people, go to a bunch of parties, and have a blast
In my reality, they tend to be awkward, you talk about yourself a lot in class, and your background, and why you’re there
Just like in high school, groups form and are stronger than others
Today, we made a bridge as part of the Portfolio Foundations class, this was pretty cool and got to meet more people I had already seen in other classes a little more formally. With 2,000 kids that go to my school, it’s impossible to keep tabs on them all, but it’s always cool to meet new people.
People like meeting new people because people add freshness, twists, and yes, even excitement to one’s own life. When you have common ground with someone, yet someone is different enough it can be exciting to get to know them. Maybe the way they think complements your style of thinking and it creates something cool. Or maybe you just relate to that person entirely, or maybe the only thing connecting you are your interests of study, which really can mean a lot.
As I found out in many other paths I’ve taken in life, many of us new to the Industrial Design Program have very similar backgrounds, which is somewhat relieving, and also cool, yet ice still has to be broken.
Anyway, I’ve committed to being proactive at Ai and have spoken to many of the directors/advisors in most departments either online or offline already. I love how there are so many labs where I can use the MACs as I don’t have a MAC at home…it’s so comforting and awesome, and this school definitely has some great resources compared to other schools I’ve been to.
Cheerio for today!