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Art thieves shall face wrath of Siberian winter, da?
It's been months since my last journal entry, and I'd been meaning to write this one since winter break but didn't get around to it. I blame university and my productivity at finishing homework and studying.
I survived my first semester at my first choice university and program after new experiences, new feels, new workload, tears of paranoia, sweat produced from multiple dashes for the morning bus, and looking back, I saw all these experiences as various files in a compressed zip folder named 'life lessons and growth'. I learned how to program in Processing, what makes a good poster design, how big the gap (read "trench") between high school and university writing is, and how to stay close to the class average and slide past a prerequisite course I don't like but have to pass (*KoffKoff PrinciplesofMacroeconomics*).
Moreover, the probable 'best period of my life' is on right now and I can spend a lot less time ranting about deadlines and academic pressure while getting almost the same grades and taking away more knowledge. I have to change my attitude and stop seeing work and play as black and white. I can try to find fun and passion in my academic workload instead of sucking all the info into my brain for the sake of completion. I chose the program out of my own will anyway (tbh, I didn't research the program as much as I should have before I applied. I went to the info session, read the brochure, and knew it suited me ). So here's my biggest 2014 resolution: For work or fun, change my attitude about what I do and put actions with my words.
My other rezzies and goals:
-Balance time b/n schoolwork and fun time.
-Make better use of TA hours
-Make better use of bus/skytrain time
-Do readings before/after lectures and within 24 hours. Even get ahead if I can
-Focus on homework and don't get distracted easily. Work as hard as I'd want to play.
-Set goals: 'I MUST finish <assignment/task> by <day of week/hour>'
-Take computer down to family room to work sometimes.
-Get up from my desk whenever I take study breaks.
-AVOID STAYING UP LATE
-During exam season, go to bed @ 11 and wake up 5:30am to study.
-Every day: Play piano at least 30min, exercise, watch/read more news, watch software tutorials/art tutorials online.
-Once a week: cook, play ping pong, actually read an article from the Chinese newspaper I do layout design for.
-Find a job by June/July (probably at a restaurant, fast food place, or café so I can make use of my FoodSafe).
...and last but not least, do more artwork and be more active on dA!