2011-2012

…And just like that, the school year’s over.

I think, in retrospect, I have been more productive, more relaxed, and I feel more successful this year, than any other year since junior year of HS. I have had more close friends this semester, than I’ve had all my life. I got three research positions through the course of the year, and eeked out an internship to do over summer. I’ve been inspired to continue improving on my photography. And I end with halfway decent grades (I hope!), in contrast to the complete disaster of Spring 2011.

I don’t really want to rehash everything too much, but I continue to love my major and its classes, with fluid mechanics and electronic properties of materials being my newest additions. The latter, and physics C21, have given me a new appreciation for pure, non-mathematically-bogged-down physics. This is hard to convey in physics classes, and the physical aspect is a skill that is difficult to master in the presence of complicated integrals.

I also learned how to skip class and actually still end up mastering the material– a tricky but useful tightrope to walk.

So yes, just like my first end-of-the-year report, I’ll write this end-of-the-school-year report. I don’t want to rehash what I’ve already written, but it’s good to reflect on GOOD stuff. Stuff that you cannot help but be thankful for. We made it through another Berkeley year.

P.S. Since Gregorian year goals have worked so well thus far, I’m going to try SCHOOL year goals, for next year that is:
1) Get into a decent grad school.
2) Be the best darn photo editor for Blue & Gold I can be, and innovate like there’s no tomorrow (I have some ideas I want to share when the time is right).
3) Continue to love physics, weather, photography, and keep in touch with the people on my apartment floor who are moving.

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