Week 15-Art Activity- Design Thinking Applied to Life

For this week’s blog post project on Design Thinking applied to Life, I, as asked, came up with three different possibilities for my future.

Future #1: My present goal is to major in business, and get a good stable high-paying job. So right now I’m trying to get my degree while working part-time which is step #1, then I would go apply for a paid-internship, then id get a good job, get married to my girlfriend, get better positions at work as time goes by, hopefully become a boss, have kids and be happy.

Now that’s really the goal at the moment and what I know id be happier doing.

For this option I interviewed one of my close friends who majored in business like me and got the kind of job id hope to stumble upon. I asked him what exactly he did, he answered; he represents the company and flies abroad to meet different company representatives in order to talk them into deals or close them. He also manages a whole section of the company which sells a large amount of ambulances world-wide. He told me how much he was paid, his benefits and how much his job impacts his life. He is currently married, has good income, and a nice house.

Future #2: My second option would be to major in engineering and become an aerospace engineer. So the steps to realize that dream would be: get my engineering degree, get an aerospace engineering job, get married get higher positions throughout my life, buy a house and have kids.

I personally don’t think it’s really that possible because I don’t think I’m smart enough to be an aerospace engineer and I’m not passionate enough to succeed in that department even though it’s the second best thing I could think of. I also don’t think id be nearly as happy doing that instead of doing business like I always wanted to do; which I’m actually good at.

Future #3: Now I was asked what id like to do for the rest of my life if I was financially secure and no one would laugh at me, to which I answer; id like to keep my present job as a pizza delivery person. Why? Because I like my job, I drive around, jamming to some music and deliver pizzas to hungry customers. It’s a fun job and I’ve always told my girlfriend that if I could’ve ever made a really good living off of pizza money I would’ve.

For the Practice part of this project, I practiced this option by going to work and imagining myself actually doing it for the rest of my life and I was very satisfied.

Back to Reality: Seriously though, option #1 really is my best option, logically or I wouldn’t be doing it right now, I feel like I’d be far more happy doing that. I’ve always been passionate about Business and Marketing and economics so I think I’m going towards a reachable future and a good choice for myself and my happiness.

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Week 15-Classmate Conversation-Kathryn

For my final classmate conversation I met Kathryn. She is a 3rd year dancer from Fresno California and she is 21 years old. Kathryn lives off campus and works at Pieology. She really likes spaghetti and her jam right now is the song Humble by Kendrick Lamar. Her favorite color is blue and she really likes the show impractical jokers, which I also love. We also both chose blue as our favorite color. She was a really cool and funny person to talk to and I enjoyed my last classmate conversation with her!

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Week 14 – Art Activity-Sketching in the Garden

This week we went to the Japanese Garden to draw some sketches of our surroundings. It was my first time going to the garden so at first I did not even know where it was or what to expect when I got there. Once I found it I was blown away by how nice it was. I would have never thought there would be such a beautiful garden on our campus. I am not the best artist by any means but I still enjoyed sitting in the garden on a beautiful day and drawing what I saw. There was a huge pond with many coy fish and many nice trees and plants and flowers everywhere. It was very relaxing and I know for a fact that I will be back there very soon!

Week 14- Classmate Conversation-Toria Painter

This week I met Toria Painter. She is a Dancer here at CSULB which is really cool and modern dance is her main interest. Her favorite activities include Hiking and Snowboarding. She is from Grass Valley California and really likes lake Tahoe and goes there a lot. One thing that I really liked about her is that she is a San Fransisco Giants fan.   Toria is a really cool person and I am happy to have met her.

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