I had shawarma pizza again today. But that’s not what this post is about.
With the first week of my computer science study over, I think I maybe should reflect a little bit? I know it’s only been the first week, and that isn’t really representative for the rest of the year, or the other years to come for that matter, but it may be good to gather some thoughts ahead of time, and possibly see how those change over the year.
I wanted to go to university, but couldn’t due to having the wrong maths, so I went to college. Initial plan here is to finish the first year of college (getting my propedeutic diploma), and then go to uni since they’ll be willing to have me then. In all honesty, I’m really looking forward to going to uni already.
While the study’s only just started, I have a feeling that the learning curve is a bit too flat for my preference. And sure, they start from zero, and the uni will probably do the same, but I just, right now, feel as if making it though this year won’t pose much of a challenge. That’s fine and dandy, gives me more free time and everything, but I suddenly feel kind of bad about underachieving, especially with so many of my friends doing really high-level studies already. I feel like I’m falling behind a bit, I guess?
Don’t know what’s to come in the rest of the year, and how the uni stands on all this, but eh, we’ll see. Still, I’m not learning anything new, and pretty much all I learn is stuff I could’ve thought myself as well. (That’s where I got most of my knowledge from already anyway.)
But then I finish my study, and where do I go from there? Programming is my interest, and getting a job in that won’t be hard, but I wonder if I really want to work for a company? I’d much rather think up my own ideas, realize them by myself. Much more rewarding, I think, and it gives you a very strong portfolio should someone ever question your expertise.
I’d ask you what you guys think, but there’s no way you can really know what my wisest move here would be. Thanks anyway for reading and being there and everything!