In one week I start my final quarter of design school. I can’t believe how quick the journey has been. I know this is a complete cliché thing to say but I really do feel like it was only yesterday that I had my first day and how nervous I felt. I doubted whether or not I belonged there with so many talented people. Especially after we all shared our portfolio’s with each other. Eek. But I was (for some reason) chosen and here I am still standing. I still have days where I think “what the hell am I doing here, you imposter” but I’ve gotten better at when to ignore that voice.
I feel bittersweet as I look ahead over the next 12 weeks. I’ve learnt so so much yet I feel like I’ve only started to really understand the basics and just now have a good foundation to build upon. I almost wish there was another year, almost. Instead of making pointless wishes I am going to focus on the present. I’m going to use this blog to keep track of my final quarter at school and share all the highs, lows and ugly bits along the way. I’m hoping by sharing my journey it will somehow slow time down and bring me more into the moment.
I hope by sharing this with you it will show you what it’s really like to be in design school and the challenges that all creatives face at some point or another. I read so many blogs and it’s sad to say I can count on one hand the blogs that talk about the real shit. The messy bits. The how I got here stories. So that’s what I’m making Fancy Nerd about. This isn’t going to be all about the pretty, there are going to be lots of bits, bumps and ugly bits as well.
Welcome to the final chapter of design school.