Most people, when they do regret something, often regret something that they did. Most of the time for me, I find myself regretting some thing(s) I didn’t do. The greatest evil out there is for good people to stand idly by and do nothing while evil triumphs. Perhaps one of these days I’ll correct at least one of my mistakes/regrets… One day.
I’ve recently started watching a new television show referred to me by a friend of mine called How I Met Your Mother. I’m now in the middle of watching its second season, out of five, and have come to the conclusion that the main character, Ted, is a future version of me. He’s an architect working for a firm in New York living in a well furnished apartment and going through the trials of society. He searches for love in a city full of diversity while also enjoying life with his friends.
He has a friend like Barney (Neil Patrick Harris) who is a live in the moment kind of guy who always inspires Ted to be more spontaneous and start doing instead of thinking; something I often do too much it would appear. Then there’s his friend Marshall and his best gal Lily (She is super hot mainly because of her character from American Pie) who live with him and are always supportive and there for him. And then there is Robin, the girl Ted screwed up with by saying “I love you” too early the first time around who he always seems to have horrible timing with.
This life is something I want to have in my future at similar times in my life. I want to live out the rest of my 20’s in New York City and life a life similar to Ted’s… I can only hope that I can find that job, that talent, the friends, the apartment, and the healthy liver to live that exciting life.
I think I’ve finally found something that I can stick to for more than 2 weeks; Architecture. I’ve always found the beauty in these inanimate objects that are prevalent everywhere around us. Even as a young kid, I was fascinated by constructing new and exciting things. It started out with digging a small trench in my backyard and trying to build an earthen dam with sticks and dirt. I never thought much of it and for a long time, never revisited such things.
Looking back, I’m starting to notice my interest in architecture. For nearly 9 years, I designed various 3d levels for several games as a hobby. Out of boredom, I created a small cul-de-sac based on my very own neighborhood at the time. Since I had never been into my neighbors’ homes, I had to improvise their floor plans. I wish I backed it up to post, but my faith in my hard drive proved fruitless with a lovely hard drive crash.
Fast forward to today, 3 years into university after a failed attempt at medicine, I’ve found my true calling. A few years late I must admit, but who the hell really knows what they want at 18? It’s about time I take that huge leap and not look bad. This coming summer of 2010, I shall take an architectural class in New York. I have a strong feeling, considering things go according to plan, that I may not be returning for a while.
My ultimate goal with architecture? Well, it’s to find a balance blend of function, style, and efficiency within structures. I’m hoping my experiences in California will incorporate green efficiency with the artistic variations of New York. Only time will tell, but this is the first step. I hope I will be able to post more after this… Wish me luck!