… To the rest of semester. In fact, to the rest of my degree.
I’m hanging in there because I know the pay-off will be worth it but there are some days… Gosh.
I look around at everyone and we are just all so tired… 3am phone calls and Facebook messages are a nightly occurrence. I had one friend say to me the other night about 1:30… “I just want to go to bed but I know I can’t”. Who lives like this?! And why do we all have to be such over-achievers?! The workload this semester is kicking our collective butts.
I wish for our own sakes we were capable of drawing a line in the sand. I could do a whole post on this alone and I probably will when the dust settles.
Our group project is nearly done… An in-depth analysis of Ziguinchor in Senegal, Africa. Between doing the model and many many many analytical maps and graphic representations (and helping other groups set up their laser cutting files – haha), I’d say I’ve spent in excess of a hundred hours on this project alone… Plus the astounding amount of hours of my three fantastic group members and if that doesn’t equal an amazing project, I don’t know what does.
Here is the model of the Nolli map section we chose:
So on Thursday night, for the first time in more than a fortnight, I will be able to go to my bed and sleep. I haven’t been in my bedroom for 2 weeks because when grabbing between 2-4 hours sleep a night (if that), sleeping on the couch is easier because its uncomfortable and makes me want to get up. If I go to my fluffy pink cloud of a bed, all bets are off and I may never find the motivation to leave it. Haha.
Excited for Thursday because I’m teaching my Vis class about scale – so critical to the design disciplines and a fundamental aspect of what we do. I know it wont be easy for a lot of them as this is the first time they’ve tackled the notion but I have the utmost faith in their abilities. Then the following fortnight after the break we are onto sections… I can’t wait for that. Sections are the hardest things to master (and do well) in my opinion, so making sure I impart all the knowledge I can to my students is one of my top priorities.
Trying to keep a positive mindset happening here, so looking for the things that bring me a little bit of joy 🙂
OK Archi project 2. Hit me with your best shot.