this crazy thing I call my life
It's hard to believe that it somehow became late November and that I'm now on my Thanksgiving break, but I'm definitely not complaining because I need a few days to recuperate. The past few weeks have been a flurry of ups and downs. As finals rapidly approach (seeing as architecture finals are held before finals for "normal' classes), it's apparent that we had a lot that needed to be done in not a lot of time.
Our design studio has been the most intensive of all my classes. We're currently designing an addition to a preexisting museum, and we've crossed from abstract design to this-needs-to-be-a-functional-structure-where-are-the-doors-and-windows-and-fire-escapes and I most definitely did not know how to go about that. But lately I've felt like a real architect because of it. That and the sleep deprivation. Literally 4 hours a night for the past two weeks. I go to bed around 2 or 2:30 am and get up at 6:14 (yeah, 14) every morning for swim practice. I'm spreading myself rather thin.
BUT. Now I'm on break. I had my structures class today where we tested our final bridge model (which not only was the professors favorite aesthetically, but it also held 480 lbs) and that was it. I've done some laundry, watched some TV shows, went out to dinner, and now I'm listening to Fleet Foxes pandora and drinking caramel hot chocolate that Amy got for me for my birthday.
I wish most of my days were spent like this. Although I would like more sleep a night, since it's obvious my swimming performance has gone down due to it, I'm glad to be burying myself in my work. Whenever I have time alone I think too much and start to feel like I can't keep my life together. There are a few people here that I don't get to see all the time, but when I talk to them my problems are all erased for a little bit and I feel a bit refreshed. I've got to find more of these moments of solitude in the weeks leading up to break.
Lately though, thinking about the holiday season has preoccupied my mind a bit.
More on that soon though! This was just an update on this crazy thing I call my life.