Tuesday, August 31, 2010

it feels good to be home...


all i can say is, i'm finally excited again. after taking a break from social design (or any design for that matter...) abroad, i can breathe a sign of serious relief being back in baltimore and back at mica thinking about things that get me going again. one thing i knew would help was coming back to be part of mica's center for design practice after my hiatus. and mostly for the selfish purpose that i knew if i was going to survive senior year, i needed to re-connect with that energy again. the attitude that says design does have meaning. and that how you learn design, practice design, live design doesn't have to follow a template. (yes, i'm a twenty-something.)

we watched the documentary on rural studio during class called "citizen architect." (you should totally watch the trailer.) i've been stressing more or less all summer about life after mica and money and the real world and getting a job. but who better than samuel mockbee to say that you shouldn't go to college to make more money, but to learn how you can contribute and help the world. and it doesn't have to be anything crazy. we don't all have to be the dalai lama or barack obama. so long as the little things we do are positive contributions in some way to the people and places around us.

sounds mighty good to me...

1 comment:

Katherine Thomas said...

I want to be there! It looks like my vision of Walden...
Love your blog!