Thanks everyone for your replys.
Originally Posted by IAteMyVeggies
What was your initial interest in Electrical Engineering?
I loved shows like Bill Nye The Science Guy when I was younger, and currently really get into shows like Mythbusters and Brainiac. I love technical science. I always wanted to build things, create things. I think the major interest that stretches over all my interests is creation. Whether its creating a cool new gadget, an art piece, or poem, I just love to create. This time last year my plan was finishing gen' ed's at EMU, then transfer to the University of Michigan to get my BS, and off to MIT to get a masters. I would love to do something in robotics, and think it would be really fun, or work on some sort of "green technologies". I like thermodynamics and quantum mechanics and regardless of whatever i do i still want to take classes in those subjects.
Originally Posted by Ludi
Regarding art, what kind of art interests you the most?
I've dabbled in alot of areas. Painting; pencil; digital. I did all the advertisment work for my church for a couple years, and for a while I thought I wanted to get into advertising with a company. I have interest in being a Music Video Director. I get great ideas about things like that.
My skill I would say isn't amazing but I have potential. When I did a self-assessment with someone, I pretty much said that I have potential in many areas, but have low motivation. My art is good, but looks as if I have no professional formal training, because I don't lol.
In highschool all my electives were art and computer classes. Pascal, C++, CNA, IndSt; Painting; Sculpture; Drawing; Digital, etc.
Originally Posted by MrFalafel
Pretend you've just won the lottery. You now have more than enough money to support yourself in style for life.
But how will you fill your days?
I've thought about this here and there ever since I saw Office Space and they mentioned it lol. .
I bought a lotto ticket the other day, and got to really thinking what would I do if I somehow won $12million. And this was what I came up with:
-Pay off my bills and debt.
-Help my mother fix her house/pay bills. (I don't think I mentioned it, but no one in my family has graduated college)
-Pay off the rest of the money needed for my church to buy land/build a building.
-Start a vegan restaurant
-Start a tea/coffee house/art gallery
-Start a sanctuary type thing; homeless shelter, orphanage, animal shelter; where homeless people could come and stay for a week or whatever, and if they wanted to stay long term they could get into a commune type thing, where they help tend fields of organic foods (which would support the restaurant above) and earn their stay/meals. The orphanage would have quality care, not like the horror stories you see on TV. They would be fed quality vegan meals, get a quality education, and the older ones could help feed the animals in the animal sanctuary.
-write a childrens book series
-write a few other books (already have ideas for them)
-and go to school to learn. yes, even if I had millions of dollars I still want to learn. My mind craves knowledge. I like to know everything I can about everything I can.
I think my problem is that I'm trying to narrow my interests into one single area when they are so varied. Maybe I'm looking at life as a destination, that I'm trying to reach, when it is a journey.
A thing I fear is I wont be able to get into a different college. My GPA is horrible at the one I'm currently at, and I blame it on my lack of motivation I guess. (and full time school/full time job; work till 11, wake up at 6 for school). My highschool GPA was bad too, but because I hated busy work, so much busy work. Highschool was so boring. I hated homework too. I barely scraped by by ace'ing tests. And even college now, its the same way. My grade in a class is dependant on how much worth they give tests.
This year there was a class that gave no tests, it was homework, every night, nothing but. I had to drop out. There was a class that gave nothing but tests, and I got an A.
I have a 150 IQ, and only a 2.0 GPA... why must higher education institutions place so much emphasis on how much busy work a student does... sigh...
I think if I found something that I had a passion for I would be more interested in actualy doing my class work.
I think of Leonardo, how he did so many things, from art to invention, I would love to do that. Painting something one day, and inventing a flying machine the next... talk about fun lol.