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When you think you have it all figured out

Story of my life. I started out this semester on top of everything. I even bought a new planner to organize and plan my weekly schedule. Well, sometimes things don’t work out as planned and when you don’t plan for bad things, chaos takes over. As a designer in training, I have to be ahead of the game and prepared for the worst; my professor ripping my hard work into shreds. This has not happened to me…yet…but I have heard the horror stories of work my shredded to pieces in front of the entire class!

As designers in training, our classroom environment is set up like the workplace. Time management is everything and draft, draft, draft. This semester has been rough taking 18 credits and working thirty hours a week. If you are pursuing a career in design, make sure you take into consideration the workload and have a healthy balance between work, school and personal time. All I can say is, coffee has been my best friend.


  1. jkohorst wrote:

    I also have an 18-credit semester, and I can relate to coffee being essential for me getting through everything thus far. Taking multiple studio classes and reading/writing intensive classes has been hard to balance with work and having time to socialize, but the best advice I can give is to not procrastinate!

    Friday, March 9, 2018 at 8:29 pm | Permalink
  2. hhamwi wrote:

    I am only taking 16 credits this semester but I can relate to this. I feel that I am always more productive when I have a million things to do other than having that one thing that needs to get done. The stress of it all makes me more motivated to do my best

    Friday, March 9, 2018 at 9:06 pm | Permalink
  3. ysaavedr wrote:

    This is something I can certainly relate to from my previous semester at Mason. Time management is so important and slacking is not an option.

    Thursday, March 22, 2018 at 11:37 am | Permalink