I've been thinking for a while about uni courses and what to do. I can't help thinking that I need to choose the right thing straight away, or else I'm stuck with it.
Now that's not necessarily true. It's always possible to change courses although that would generally mean more time spent at uni. This said, I'd rather get the choice right first time around.
Currently, I am torn between three courses: Engineering and Science Double Degree, Engineering and Arts Double Degree, and just the Engineering Degree by itself.
I know I definitely want to do engineering, but am not entirely certain about which type. I love science, but if I want to do science with engineering, I would need to know which type of engineering I want to go into, which is a big decision to make with the little info I have.
If I did arts and engineering I would not have to choose the type of engineering straight away, but maybe I'd rather do science. Or maybe not. I don't know. I think arts subjects involve essays. I hate essays.
But then maybe a double degree would be too much for me to handle. Maybe I would be better off doing a single degree and pursing other interests in my own time, at my own pace. I don't know about this one. The overachieving part of me would rather do two degrees not one.
There is one other option, a kind of combination of the first two that runs contrary to the third. I could do the science/engineering degree and an arts diploma at the same time. Again, this may be a bit too much to handle.
And all this is assuming I get a high enough score to get into the course in the first place. Maybe I should create a plan E.
Smiling releases endorphins which make the smiler feel happier. Smiles are contagious so smiling spreads happiness :)
That's a kinda random but true start to this post.
I got an idea from HeartOfParadise when she listed 10 happiness bringers which is sort of a cross between that list and something I vaguely remember being mentioned by someone at a wellbeing lecture at school.
So this is it: I will try and write down something that made me happy for every day that I have access to the internet, starting tomorrow. I have no concrete plan, but I figure an idea focusing on happiness can't go wrong.
I never thought Year 12 would happen like this.
Like sure, in Year 9 and 10 was I intimidated by the idea of how this score was supposed to mean everything, and yes, the in Year 11 I realised that maybe that wasn't true and my current level of achievement would do me just fine, but I never expected having my sense of self tested, in the very year(s) of school that are considered the most important and stressful.
I'm being quite vague and perhaps a little dramatic but oh well. I suppose I just have to take the glass half full view and use the adjective 'interesting' to describe my life right now.
Ok, I admit this does not have much to do with the Olympics, but it was just so cute!
Camp NaNoWriMo is not working out.
I signed up in the hopes that I would have time to write a lot this month, but it is impossible considering all the time spend in school, studying, on music and having some sort of social life. Even without writing in that mix it's a lot to do, and I can't (or don't want to) give up anything on that list so I can add writing in.
However, I'm not giving up on the idea of 50K in a month anytime soon. I'm thinking of getting some friends together and making a sort of MiniNoWriMo in December or January. Maybe if there are enough people we could make our own website and forums :)