Scholarly Reflections

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MAY 2023 – Completed my planning and design studies this month, capping off several years of efforts to professionally broaden my knowledge base and enhance my residential design skills. The experience has been fruitful and helped to push me further forward, as I really want to contribute towards helping design a better future. For the program finale I wrote a major paper on net zero residential architectural design, took another architectural planning studio course, and designed a green/living roof eco passive house.

Reflecting on all of the changes of the last few years, it has been a veritable sea change of moves, but that is how you improve and reinvent yourself. I know I’ve said it before, but incremental progress is how you move mountains, so if there is something out there that you want to accomplish, make the commitment to start. Often in life we lose sight of who we are, where we’re going, and what really matters at the end of the day. So, be kind to yourself, make the commitment towards building towards a life of purpose and don’t take for granted all of the gifts that you have.

Now that I have some daylight between me and the due dates for all of my scholarly efforts, I can once again return to one of my greatest passions, reading. (And writing, soon!) Picked up a copy of ‘Inca Gold’ by Clive Cussler to dive back into the world of fiction and kick things off with a raucous, swashbuckling style, adventure, haha. I have a pretty decent stack of books to read this summer, but feel free to hit me up with recommendations, always curious what other people are reading and enjoying.

Now it is time to take my efforts from concept to reality and get moving. But first, a few weeks of mental vacation, catch you on the flip side!

~ CS