Fang Talks

21/01/2011 never forget

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!

Happy weekend,
~ Fang


  • 09/09/2012 (9:05 AM)

    I don’t think I could every work for a company. There’s security in it, but you have to give up a lot of freedom for the corporate structure.

  • 09/09/2012 (12:55 AM)

    You think YOU’RE underachieving? In the time it’s taken me to drop out of college twice and go crazy my best friend has redone her initial exams and is now working her way through a bachelor degree while I start at the bottom again. Well only you really know what you should do but for now you need to work at this year, easy as it may be. It’s a necessary step in the “Get to university” plan. Once you’re there I would obviously suggest a computer course, they’re bound to be intense and something more of a challenge.

  • 09/09/2012 (12:22 AM)

    I’m afraid I can’t help you at the moment. I’m in a similar predicament myself.

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