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The past three weeks

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4 July, 2009

Wow what can i say, this course has kept me busy and making me work hard. I am taking advantage of this exciting as well as fantastic opportunity as much as i can! There is so much to learn and take in. Throughout the past weeks all i seem to do is work on my projects, determined to finish everything that needs to be done in a day. This is an image of the view from my studio desk:

Harvard

 

My daily routine starts with waking up at 7AM. In theory, thats true, but I tend to wake up at 8AM and get ready in an hour and leave at 9:15AM and get there at 9:20AM. Lecture starts at 9:30AM. Studio time finishes at 6pm, technically, but i continue to work in my studio at 12AM then i go home and sleep. I do this from Monday to Friday. Saturday and Sunday we as a group go out and explore Boston.


Yesterday, Thursday July 2nd was my most stressful day, because it was the day i had to present my project. The project was about designing two houses that interlock for two different clients. The matter that made it more stressful is the fact that i have to present it in front everyone in my group with 2 other critics. Performing does not come naturally to me and i get really nerves and stutter also sometimes loose my words and sound like a kid trying to talk. So for the presentation i prepared notes and i read by some key words to what i need to say, but i lost track to where i was on my notes, started to become more nervous and felt so embarassed because i couldn't express what i wanted to say. I felt i wasn't clear enough describing my ideas. It is not because i don't have answers to reasons for my ideas but my nerves take over, which makes it look like i have not thought through it. So public speaking is definitely a big task i need to improve on.

After that presentation i went running to bed and SLEEP, which i had not done. Today i woke up at 1.30PM and felt energetic as all the tiredness have disappeared. Today is also the 4th July America independence day.

 

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  • Yohanna Iyasu

    Wow what can i say, this course has kept me busy and make me work hard. Also taking advantage of this exciting as well as fantastic opportunity as much as i can. As there is so much to learn and take in. Throughout the pass weeks all i seem to do is working on my projects determined to finish everything that needs to be done in a day.
    My daily routine is waking up at waking up at 7am in theory but tend to wake up at 8am and get ready in an hour and leave at 9:15 and get there at 9:20, 10 before lecture starts. Then the whole class finish at 6pm but i continue working in my studio at 12am then i go home and sleep. And i do this from Monday to Friday.
    Yesterday, Thursday July 3rd was found the most stressful day because it was the day i had to present my project. The project was about designing two houses that interlock for two different clients. The matter that made it more stressful is that i have to present it in front everyone in my group with 2 other critic's. Performing does not come naturally to me and i get really nerves and stutter also sometimes loose my word and sound like a kid trying to talk. So for the presentation i prepared notes as i read by key words to what i need to say i lost track to where i was on my notes, starting to become more nerves and felt so embarest because i couldn't express what i want to say. I felt i wasn't clear enough describing my idea. It is not because i don't have answers to reasons for my idea's but the nerves take over, which makes it look like i have not thought through it. So public speaking is definetly a big task i need to improve on. Furthermore after that presentation i went running to bed and SLEEP, which i have not had.
    Today i woke up at 1.30 and felt energetic as all the tiredness have disappeared. Today is also the 4th July America independence day.

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