Like all the classes I've taken, I've chosen to take because they've been helpful to support what I'm ultimately going to do.
Whatever you're working on, you're working on in every class. You know, when you get to your last term, it's like well, but wait, there's so much more I could be doing, like there's so many more advanced projects I could do.
Digging deeper into things that you may know something about, but just really need to kind of broaden your base on, I think that has really made it so that you have to step up to the plate. Like the professors aren't just going to throw information at you and expect you to retain that. Like you have to do something with that.
By taking different classes at Bennington, by investing myself into different fields, by trying out new things and all sort of with the same intention of where I want to go. I'm constantly looking for the things that genuinely make me happy and things that pique my interest. And once I've found that, I roll with it. And if it doesn't work, it doesn't work.
If you're not following the path of other people before you, then you can't really be pushed into a certain current, really crafting something unique.
I've learned science by doing science. And that applies to my first class here, to my senior work.
I talk about how we really are focusing on the grander questions of the process, and then figuring out what is needed as a result of that.
I think I'm growing to be more comfortable in not knowing. You know, relishing in the questions and not necessarily the answers, because the kind of work that I'm embarking on is full of questions, and there are almost never any answers.
It's a place to really focus deeply on. So what am I interested in? What am I capable of? How far can I go into that and where can it take me next? I'm not studying what I thought I would study when I came here, because it shows that I've changed, and I've grown, and become a more full person knowing, myself even more.