Thursday, January 10, 2008

Back In The Saddle Again

Yesterday was my first day in the design program that I'm pursuing. It will be interesting to see the difference in experiences at a trade school vs. university. Already what jumps out at me is how many more men there are than women in my program. There are lots of very young kids just out of high school too. Many in the class are young adults (boys :o) going after an animation design degree. I'm taking a drawing and a color theory class that I'm really excited about. I have always doodled but never really learned how to draw so we'll see how that goes.

Funny how class dynamics remain the same. You know you can always count on having that certain someone who is completely annoying and has to talk all the time for the sake of showing how much they know. The class clown appears to have arrived as well as all of the other cast of characters: too cool for school, the quiet shy one, and the rest of us average Joe's just trying to make it through. You can enter the program at any quarter so many of us are at different stages but most are in the first year since it is a foundation course. The teacher seems to be one of those rare life teachers that has so much more to share than just the subject at hand. I can feel it's going to be a great quarter.

My class appears to be in a building that shares classes with nursing students. Ironic how my last pass through a classroom was in a nursing program. This blog is called "Myriad" for a reason folks. I'm a multi-faceted girl, which I think drives my family crazy sometimes. They can't seem to keep up with me and all of my whims and ideas. I used to feel bad about it like I was a failure or something because I couldn't just stick with one thing. Now I have come to terms with it and have learned to embrace and even love the fact that I just need to always be learning and doing something new. Keeps life interesting. This should be a good field for me because I know there will always be a new project, new technology to keep up with, different way to do something, and so many other endless possibilities. Not to mention how creative I will get to be every day. I have had plenty of soulless (for me at least) office jobs that would chip away at my spirit every day. I wasn't made to sit in an office all day doing (again, what is for me) mind numbing tasks like filing, answering phones, etc. I know there are lots of people out there that do it and are happy and I think that is great. Life is TOO short to go through unhappy or unfulfilled.

So it is going to be a fun few months getting back into the swing of school. I know I'm one of the older ones in the program but I heard there is a 70 year old guy so I know I'm not the oldest at least...tee hee. Feels like it with my 40th birthday on the horizon this year. Guess that maybe this is the start of my mid-life crisis? New career and direction in my life... what's next a red corvette and boob job (wink, wink...I am SO not serious)? I don't see it as a crisis but I definitely feel my own mortality more than I have in any previous time in my life. There are still tons of things I want to do, places I want to go...and like I is too short. I feel like I'm running out of time. Guess I better get off here then and go get busy huh?! :o)