Hey, guess I never made that post, but hey ho. Happy new year.
I didn’t really have a plan for this year, just to better myself as a person as best I can. Is the only non-explicit thing I can try to achieve, and it hasn’t been going bad so far. Although I’m taking quite a mental or at least emotional beating lately.
I got A1/A1 (100%) on an assignment today, yet I feel like crap. I’ve been thinking about it most of the day, and I think I’ve sussed why. My friend initally stated that it’s probably because I don’t “feel” anything. As in I don’t feel rewarded or self-gratification for it. It could be that, because I don’t feel any different and it doesn’t really feel like I’ve earned it. To be honest, the marking seemed way too light, and all the extra work I put in seemed wasted if anything. I’m fairly confident I did three times the work expected, and it feels crap because I can’t get marked higher than 100%. (I don’t mean this in an arrogant way, but I did work stupidly hard, and had no problems with my work, yet people had missed out whole sections of the work and got an A2, I did every section, plus improvements.) Another thing is, I can’t brag about my grades. I can’t boast my hard work, which yes is a horrible thing to do, but if something good happens, it’s nice to celebrate it without feeling like a dick. My girlfriend is having a really hard time with her Uni work at the moment, with late hand ins and failed assignments, which is even harder because I can’t say anything to make her feel better, and I can’t even tell her that I’m doing well, because it makes her feel like an idiot.
Another frustration is that everyone I know is always bloody miserable.
I try so god damn hard to keep people happy, and it just never works. I either get it wrong, or do something to piss them off. It’s driving me crazy. I just can’t seem to win.
To put it short, I’m fed up. I’m really starting to wish sometimes that I could just drop all social aspects and keep to my own devices. But I know that can’t be done, and won’t get me anywhere.
So I keep trying.
In any case, there is a silver lining. After a very stressful situation of being assessed, I managed to show off lots of my past works to a lecturer, as well as a new one recently hired. I seemed to have impressed both of them as they want some of my work, as well as a video showing off the stuff I can do. Better yet, a director of Stainless games is coming to my University next week, and the lecturer wants me to show off my work to him.
Bit scary, but hopefully will pay off in some way.
It was another one of those situations that boosted my ego and made me feel good, except I can’t talk about it because it puts others down.
People are so frustrating.
Anyway, with any luck I’ll be working more on my Tower Defence project (which I haven’t worked on lately, but as I said, hopefully I’m going to pick it back up), which would be great. I also want to get started on learning things such as DirectX, and network programming(as scary as it is). And just generally going to try and stay on top of my work and get the best grades I can.
For now, I’m just going to try and survive.