I’m traveling, and didn’t realize that I would have time to blog again before I left. I will be back on 8th of August… I’ll try to blog once while I’m in Dubai, but i don’t think I’ll get too much time. I will check my emails everyday, so if you need me for something, just email me. Voting for the Eureka Squared contest is still going on, and will do so until I get back. Finally, I’ll also return all comments when I get back as well 🙂
As I continue to clean my room – yes, this has taken me over a month to do, more because I will move three things around my room every five days than because my room is that messy – I found some of my old planners/diaries for school. Our school used to provide some for us, however I preferred to use my own.
This is the first planner I bought in 2008. That was back in my girly phase, where I tried to buy things that would make me seem girly. Fact: I am not a girlies girl. I still like this planner though – it had such a big spiral bind, and had really nice colors 🙂 I used to try and write in it for every class, but tended to forget. I did, however write all my friends birthdays in it 🙂 One of my closest guy friends took the planner, and wrote his name with flowers and hearts all around it. He took the entire page. Actually, now that I think about it, he did that in all my planners. I guess he didn’t want me to forget his birthday eh?
I can’t find the 2009 planner, but here is the 2010 planner. I tried to go for a more professional look, as I had joined a bunch of clubs, and was really thinking about my future at this point in life. It’s a hardback one, so it kept itself safe in my overstuffed bag. I was a lot better at writing in it for every class, and managed to get all my assignments in on time (i think…).
This is my senior year planner. It’s a little smaller than the one above, and not made of the same sturdy material. Instead, I think this was an eco-friendly planner, which fit well with my “save the world” phase (which is still going on…).
If you click on the pictures, you’ll see some of the awesome (junk) that I wrote in there referring to my classes. I actually remember most of the assignments or trips that I referred to in the planner.
I found planners to be pretty helpful because they let me keep track of all the work that I needed to get done. I often stuck sticky notes into them so that I had extra space to write more details etc. Now, I prefer using a myriad of different things. I sometimes use scrap paper that’s lying around my room, because I love the feel of crossing something of my to-do list. I mean, who doesn’t?
So what do the ghosts of planners past have to do with my life right now? Not much, aside from the overly daunting and ridiculously hard planning I need to do for University. Tomorrow, or today (timezones) I start applying for the classes I want to take at the University of Toronto (where I’m going in September). The good thing is, I managed to get a lot of Transfer Credits thanks to taking I.B. The bad thing is I got too many transfer credits, thanks to I.B. I’ve actually got a really open schedule so far, as I no longer need to take most of the classes that I was supposed to in my first year, since I got credits from I.B.
I’m planning on doing either a Double Major or a Specialist and a Major in Computer Science and Economics, with Computer Science being my main area of study (a.k.a the “Specialist”). The way I have things planned so far though, I’m taking a math course, 1.5 Computer Science courses (it’s actually 3 half-year courses). I can’t take the economics course thanks to the transfer credits, but I’m not eligible to take any of the higher level economics classes. I wouldn’t mind it too much, but it means I’m only really taking 3.5 classes this year, which is theoretically my easiest year – the only chance I’ll have to take fun classes.
So now I have to find fun classes to fill in the space. Have any recommendations for me? How about you – what classes are you taking?
Things To do
1. Vote, Vote, Vote for your top two icons
2. Join my forums? They’re a great way for me to help more people with coding/graphics etc.
3. Join the Enchant The World Contest – We’re still accepting entries
4. Check out the new, and pretty awesome, icon texture sets that I added. There are 6 sets, with 70 different icon textures.
5. Check out the new tutorials I added up (p.s. it’s alphabetized now, hopefully easier to find stuff)