Stories & Stories

Thomas. California.
I mean….yeah.

I mean….yeah.

Linneas with Chris.

Linneas with Chris.

My Seiko SKX007 with a new NATO strap.

My Seiko SKX007 with a new NATO strap.

Gacha - Open Chords

I love these goofballs. I’ve oddly been involved in their relationship quite a bit and they are honestly some of my favorite people.

I love these goofballs. I’ve oddly been involved in their relationship quite a bit and they are honestly some of my favorite people.

My roommates dog, Charlie.

My roommates dog, Charlie.

Moving yet again this weekend. Off to Midtown. That’s 4 times in two months?

One of those Mondays.

One of those Mondays.

I’ve been trying not to admit to it but I’m having a terrible day. I’ve been running that line in my head for the entire morning and now I have to turn around and face the fact that maybe there’s some truth to the thought.
Sometimes you can convince yourself out of mood, if you try hard enough. At least that’s what I’ve always thought.
There’s been a panic attack looming in the tunnel vision of the over ecstatic lights and sharp sounds.
Why? I have no idea. I’m falling behind on my work. There’s that terrible weight of grey overlays and horrible, horrible self depreciation. (Alone, alone, it says. Wretched.) My jaws hang limp from constant clench and chew.
This post doesn’t have much purpose except to convince myself that yes, I am having a bad day. Maybe that’s an important thing, after all.

Anonymous asked:

hi i'm back! is it a hard program to get into considering it only has 30 people? i am really really interested but also very worried that i wont get in :( do you know how many people apply? is there any other way that they choose students besides sat/ act and gpa? i would be so sad if i didn't get in because it seems like an amazing program that would be a good fit for me!

Hello again!
Planning isn’t the easiest program to get into, but it’s not impacted like architecture or engineering. From what I understand, Poly uses the ACT heavily, while still drawing on SAT and GPA for determining who gets in. In the unlikely chance that you do not get accepted, know there are multiple other programs at other schools that offer similar curriculum. I work with a few people that graduated from the UC Davis Community and Regional Development Program, and I’ve competed against others from Berkeley, Irvine, and Santa Barbara. Make sure to diversify your interests and be willing to accept what comes your way.

Poly, however (and if you’ll excuse my school pride) is one of the best planning schools in the nation. In fact, we’ve been consistently rated as the top graduate program for planning. You are actually unable to transition from undergrad to grad CRP programs in Poly due to the similarities in curriculum, ergo even undergrads are getting an incredible education. 
Again, a lot of my positive experience from Poly came from outside my major, and so if you do get accepted make sure to discover the town to it’s fullest. I’ve got a few spots picked out that are my favorite that I’d be more than willing to send you in the event that you get accepted or would like to visit. 

As I’ve stated to other questions that I’ve answered about this program, your experience will be what you make of it. That holds true for any college experience. Without your input and appreciation, those four (or hey, five or six!) years can slip by without a moments notice. Please, no matter where you go, learn to apply yourself to your program and to your college and absorb all there is to learn and experience. 

Best of luck,

Thomas