Monday, April 30, 2018

30 Days 30 Posts: Day 22

Day 22

Topic: Your Academics

This topic works out. I don't think I've really talked about what I'm taking at school. 

A little bit of a background information: I got out of high school early with the California High School Proficiency Exam. I had big plans of taking college classes but I kept putting it off. Instead I worked in dead end jobs like tile-setting (I never had plans of becoming a contractor myself) or retail management (I never had plans of becoming upper-management). So, now, a million years later, I'm doing the Old-Guy-Goes-To-School thing and finally taking classes.

When I first decided to go back to school I had plans to get an Associate's in Culinary Arts. Then I was going to transfer to either Cal State Long Beach or Cal Poly Pomona and get a degree in Food Science or Nutritional Science. While knocking out required classes I had to take a break due to my Mom's unexpected death (which gave me time to reexamine my academic path) and also read a couple of books which basically ruined me on Food Science and nutritionism (Michael Pollan's In Defense Of Food in particular). I still like cooking and find the science behind cooking interesting but I know it would be very unfulfilling as a career. I think most people with a Food Science degrees become inspectors anyway and that isn't what I want to do.

I decided to pursue an Associate's in Web Development instead. I've done web design in the past so it is not something completely foreign to me. I'm working on getting a certificate in Android App development at the same time. I will possibly go on to get a degree in Computer Science from Cal State Long Beach. I know I want to get a Bachelor's degree but I'm not one hundred percent sure what it will be at this point. I still have quite a bit of time to figure it out and will just focus on the Web Dev degree. Focus on one thing at a time, right?

So, that is my "Academics" and my post for the day.

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