Future Thinking

Well so much for your regularly scheduled programming.

I feel like I’ve been sprinting/tumbling through the past week or so. Greatly due to spending the night in Knoxville for three nights straight, working a ton, and drinking even more.

But I’m a wee more chilled out this week. Saturday was host to a new experience which left me with a renewed state of mind and clear thoughts about the future.

As I believe I’ve already mentioned in a post, I’ve been thinking about graduate school recently, a lot. The German department tried to sway me toward them, and although I love them, a masters in German is just not what I dream of at night. So I also considered Marketing, which was what I interned in, or maybe PR. These seem lucrative and interesting, but you know what I’ve discovered Marketing means? Lies. Piles and piles of lies and fakeness to make a buck. I don’t think I could manage that.

So I’ve landed on Architecture. (And everyone I know collectively sighs and says, “of course, what else Lindsay?”) I makes so much sense and I don’t know why I didn’t think of it sooner. I mean I have thought many a time how awesome it would’ve been to begin there from freshman year, but alas, I didn’t and that’s a helluva program to jump into half way. It wasn’t until I spoke with a friend of mine who is an Arch grad student and learned he got his Bachelors degree in Psychology. You can *do* that? I had no idea. And thus the seed was planted.

After that revelation I met with the dean of Grad Arch, who had no idea who I was or what I wanted a meeting with him for until I was sitting in his office explaining my plight. After it was all out on the table, he seemed surprisingly impressed and interested in helping me out (they even paid the parking ticket I got whilst in said meeting…take that UT). The good thing is I can’t start until next summer because their deadline had already passed and I still have to take the GRE, so I have plenty of time to think it over and be certain about it. 

The first step is going tomorrow to drop in on the grad students’ final project presentations, including Jared’s…at 8:00…*groan*. But I’m looking forward to it. Other than that, the dean suggested I take a drawing class maybe in the fall to train my hand a bit. 

I’m really excited about this new path. I really think it’s a fit for me, and although it’ll be a shit ton of work, it will pay good dividends. Inspiring work wins out over cheap sales pitches any day.




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