This semester is co-op semester! Which means forty hours of my week are spent in a office frowning over code and occasionally being happy because I unbroke my broken code. I don't always like change, and I've very grudgingly tried my very best to adjust to this whole I-have-a-bedtime-now nonsense and I have had varying levels of success.
Work starts at 10 am sharp everyday which you'd think is pretty sweet deal but I've managed to be late five times already, yay. My supervisor is a+, the work I'm doing is something I've wanted to do for a while (backend) and certainly didn't expect to be doing on my first co-op. I'm doing a lot of clojure which is cool and also learning a lot about how the stack works and what concurrency is. Our VR team have these Occulus Rifts to play with, which I sort of vaguely appreciate but I don't really get all excited about. I also made a major life change: I switched to Spacemacs, and I'm pleased to report that I'm very pleased.
That was me talking like Perd Hapley.
I also got to put on my WeMesh shirt at the info session and brag about working at WeMesh which was pretty surreal because...it just was, because, I'm WORKING. Every Friday afternoon, the teams gather around and demo what they did, and frontend and design have flashy demos "ooh now you can enlarge the text" and "ooh now you can vote on songs" and the backend people are like "you don't know it but WE FIXED THINGS OKAY" and everyone kind of glumly stares at us.
I also made my first pull request today. I misspelt the word "video". BUT I finished 1.5 days before deadline so I was happy about that.
I'm trying to do a lot of other techy things this semester but it's very hard because there's always errands to run, and I'm too exhausted to do anything when I get home from work. I cook sometimes (I found this halal store near work and I COOKED), but besides that, my nights are for hanging out with people, baking cookies, reading/reviewing books for the blog, and sliding on the floor of my apartment singing the theme song of the Gilmore Girls ("I will folloooooowww").
I've read (or am reading) some interesting books (The Count of Monte Cristo, History of Mathematics, Math 239 course notes, and I finally made it through TWO Tahereh Mafi books), and I've watched so much TV it's a shame (Jessica Jones, Miss Fisher's, Parks and Rec, The Mindy Project). I was on a co-op panel for a WiCS thing which was a lot of fun. I learnt a lot, and it was nice to sort of voice out a lot of Thoughts I had about going through co-op and dealing with CECAs unfailing crappiness.
So I have a list of Major Long Term Goals this semester on my whiteboard at home.
(I was too lazy to color the whole thing)
One of them is to travel at least three times this semester. I've made plans for the first time (some time in Feb), and I'm in the middle of figuring out details for the second. I'm very, very, very pleased with this.
Other random lifey things
- got my first paycheck!
- I'm skyping a lot more with my family
- I'm job hunting right now so that I hopefully wont have to in the summer
- I'm getting more adventurous with all my cooking
- I BOUGHT CURTAINS aka I'm slowly descending into a life of domestication???
- Barring frantic cab rides to work because I'm always freaking late, I've been good with my money this semester
- I've been ~trying~ to plan courses for the next few semesters and I want to take everythinggg.
- This semester is weird and sometimes I have to talk myself out of a funk and I've had some scares but it's been good so far.