Saturday, April 30, 2011

my year goes out with a bang

The past two months have been even busier than the usual end of the academic year.

I gave a cryptography lecture to a class of 100 first year students. I wrote and passed exams and I won my first legal battle. Next month I will be officially graduated from UBC with a degree in computer science. And I just ate a fruit salad twice the size of my head (my head is huge, btw). I feel great.

It's weird that I'm about to graduate with a degree in computer science. I'm hilariously bad at it -at least I assume it's hilarious because people are often laughing at me when I do it. But that's why I'm here. A math degree alone is not very employable, and computers aren't going away. I want (and probably need) to be good with them to get a good job. I have literally picked the thing I am worst at and decided to make a career out of it.

It's exactly this kind of achievement, along with overcoming my fear of public speaking, that threatens to bloat my ego to unattractive levels. I haven't felt this confident since I graduated from grade seven. But these things don't last and my life tends to be follow a sinusoidal pattern, so I'm sure it will come back down to normal and then I'll hit second puberty.