I am Claudia and this year I have started to study architecture in the UPV. Now it’s been some time since I’ve started, and I can say I am quite happy with my decision. However, studying architecture wasn’t my first choice, at all.
I’ve always been super indecisive, like really really indecisive. I don’t know why, but I am awful at choosing (in all areas of my life). First, I have to contemplate all options possibles, with their pros and cons. Then, after a lot of thinking, I finally but indecisively choose. On top of that, I’ve never really had a strong vocational career. For me, the problem was that a lot of degree choices seemed fine, but none stood out from the rest.
I’ve always been a shy kid, so as every quiet kid I’ve always loved drawing. Art has been a huge part of my life. I have lost count of how many hours I have spent sharperning colours and pencils. Nevertheless, when I was asked what I wanted to do for a living, the 8-year-old version of me would have answered “a horse hairdresser”. To be honest, each week I would change my mind, but that was my secure option. I wanted to be a doctor, a vet, a detective, a farmer, a fashion designer, an artist, a mathematician… Years passed by, and as I grew older, I became more and more interested in Arts and design. I’m just really into aesthetic and how things look. However, last year in high school I was super lost and I contemplated all options except the “scientific” ones, which was indeed the branch I was studying.
I thought about studying Literature, Philosophy, Cinema, Fashion Design… but my main option were Fine Arts and Architecture. A week before writing the university registration, I came up with the thought that if I was an architect I could still try to be an artist, but it wasn’t possible the other way round. And that is the not-exciting-at-all story of how I decided to study the Architecture degree. In the end, both art and architecture are related, so it is not as if I have to give up being an “artist”. By now, I’m happy with it.
Regarding the quote, i’m not really sure. I mean I don’t think I’ve ever read a quote and thought: wow, that is literally me. After some thinking, I’ve decided to choose one of the series The office:
“I am running away from my responsibilities. And it feels good.” –Michael Scott, Season 4, “Money”
One of my biggest flaws is that there is a procrastinator in me. I get easily distracted, often by the most stupid things. In fact, I always try to postpone my homework. For example, I would much rather watch a documentary of penguins than doing it. I believe my distracted character is partly due to the fact that I am quite curious. Especially, I am the most interested in the biggest absurdities. However, I don’t feel guilty, and this is why I believe this quote defines me.
This said, I hope you enjoy my blog <3