Posted on November 5, 2010 at 1:47 pm
Is it really the 7th week of school? This has been, without a doubt, my most stressful year at PUC.
After drying my tears from seeing my midterm grades, I managed to have a pretty fun weekend. I was off the hill Friday and Saturday to visit a friend out of town whom I hadn’t seen in forever, so by the time Sunday rolled around, I was just wanted to relax. I spent the evening swimming laps at the pool, thinking it would be a nice time. Afterwards, I wandered into the newly renovated campus center to warm my blood before diving into my neglected homework. I was bundled in a blue sweatshirt and a red beanie to cover my soaking hair. All of a sudden, DOZENS of students stormed the campus center with costumes ranging from grape-people to Star Trek characters. Everyone was here for the MOGtober Fest that I had completely forgotten about. I was quite embarrassed with my awful ensemble. Some quick thinking led me to realize that I could in fact be a shabby version of Jacques Cousteau. Success!
The rest of my week was spent in class or working in Fisher Hall—the visual arts building. I juggle three jobs as the department receptionist, the art history department grader and tutor, and the Mac lab assistant, so things can get a little crazy. Fortunately, I was able to sneak away to St. Helena on Wednesday night to try the new kind of pizza at Pizzeria Tra Vigne and get gelato at the new shop Sogni di Dolci. It’s the small pleasures in life that count in days like these.
The most significant event of the week was the thesis proposal meeting I had with all the professors in the visual arts department. I basically had to go into the conference room and give all my professors a convincing proposal of my idea of designing and publishing a coffee table book on the snowboarding lifestyle. This is a yearlong project that works as a capstone to my five long years here as a graphic design major.
As overwhelming as school is, I always think back on how it’s all going to be worth it. All I have to do is imagine myself on graduation day, and suddenly, everything stops and I am at peace.
Super-Senior, Graphic Design Major & Art History Minor
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