Yes, the first year of my graduate architecture program is done. It’s been a challenging yet rewarding school year. Looking over the course of the school year, there have been some really good times and also some not so great times. So, what was my high and low of the entire school year? I had my low during the first semester in which I was stressed, confused, and doubtful. I questioned my decision to drop everything and pursue architecture and even questioned whether I wanted to even finish the semester. Luckily, I didn’t cave into those doubts. My high of the school year came after my final review of this second semester. It went really well, got some great feedback and criticism. However, it was when one of the reviews made the comment, “this is much better than your previous career, huh?” to which I responded, “much better,” and he said “good because it looks like you’re having a lot of fun.” It was that comment that reinforced the fact that I am having fun and that enthusiasm is emitted through my presentations and demeanor.
I’m one third of the way done with school, 33 1/3% complete. No one ever said it was easy becoming an architect.