Adulthood, phase two.
When we’re children, everything seems like a huge deal despite what our parents tell us, and then we reach an age when we don’t take trivial things so seriously anymore. In my later teen years I went through a phase when I liked saying a lot of crap because nothing really mattered to me. You’ll likely remember some of that if you read my blog in its early days. It’s been a while since I’ve been a teenager, but it doesn’t mean I’ve 100% parted with saying something only I think is funny.
I have only told a handful of people, but I am now a student again! Yesterday after getting my ID card, I thought it would be funny to wear it on a lanyard and take photos like a true freshman. Uh, Liv, maybe that is not how a Master’s degree student should act …
So, to set this straight, I’m going to be studying for a Master of Science at NYU starting next week. Obviously I will not be attending the famous Stern, but my own building is only a bit less pretty than this. I couldn’t resist taking a photo even though I’ve toured the campus quite a few times five years ago – I was really enthusiastic in high school to apply, but I just couldn’t find the right major for me and settled for design school.
Last year, NYU gained a new school – The School of Engineering – which contains an open-ended major ranging from augmented reality, to mobile design, to game development. I can’t predict where my studies will take me, but it looks like the next phase of my adulthood is beginning and I am excited. This is not undergrad anymore, so it’s important to me to take advantage of this short amount of time. If there’s anything I wish somebody had told me before college, it’s being confident in what you want to do, and then absolutely breathe it. I had spent half of my undergrad years trying to learn something I wasn’t very interested in, and the other half building my career on my own. I succeeded, but it came at the price of not being able to network many people around me. I didn’t share a future with my classmates, and there was not a lot of communication. I am not going to let that happen again.
But as expected, sacrifices will have to be made, so it looks like it’s going to be goodbye gaming for now!