I would probably describe my personal aesthetic as that of a working tourist. I’m the type of person that when there isn’t anything to do I tend to lose my mind a little bit, but on the flip side I also really enjoy taking time off to travel and see different parts of the world.
Part of the reason that I chose an engineering major is the academic stimulation that comes with it. I have always pushed myself throughout my academic career to try my best and learn new things. It’s also part of the reason I didn’t really enjoy summer break as a kid. I would be okay for a few weeks and then get bored and miss school. When I got older I was able to fill the months with a job, which helped, but school has always been my main passion. Traveling is also something that is a big part of my aesthetic. I love traveling to new places and seeing new things. This was definitely inspired by growing up in a military family and moving around every few years. As a result I’ve been to a dozen and a half countries and it feels weird whenever I stay in one place for more than a few years. I’ve already accepted a contract to work for the military after graduation working with nuclear reactors and I big part of the reason I took the offer was so that I would be able to travel around the world for a few years on somebody else’s dime.
My project will stick within my own personal aesthetic. I tend to pick up new hobbies whenever I’m feeling bored and one of these hobbies has been chess. I picked up chess at the start of quarantine as a way to just fill the time and learn something new. I really enjoy the game so I am going to be combining my passion for that with some of the more technical skills I’ve learned through engineering to create a custom and unique board.
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