13 January 2014 —Arnold Thomas Bigger, Master of Arts in Teaching student
I began 2014 discovering a new pleasure of being a Corcoran College of Art + Design Graduate Student. I always find myself anticipating the start of the end-of-the-semester break near the end of each semester…usually about a week or two after midterms, and I always find myself anticipating the start of the new semester near the end of each end-of-the-semester break…usually about a week or two after into the break. I anticipate the start of the end-of-the-semester break because the routine of classes, homework, and projects begins to tire me out and I anticipate the start of the new semester because I miss the routine of classes, homework, and projects. Perhaps, I need a support group of some type to help me through my periods of withdrawal.
On the up side, I have been able to stave off my withdrawal symptoms during the winter end-of-the-semester break by spending quality time in the Corcoran Ceramics studio; to date, my favorite Corcoran College of Art + Design graduate student perk. I have been able to travel to the College in the morning without any concern about if the bus is on time or not, if I remembered to print an assignment or not, or if I have time to stop for coffee or not. I have found that walking the halls of the College is very relaxing when they are quieted from the routine noises of the semester.
Soon, the spring semester will begin and I will have a day with classes at both the Georgetown campus and the Downtown campus for the first time. I’m looking forward to getting to know many of the DC Circulator drivers and taking advantage of being able to buy meals from Safeway.
Most of the time, I enjoy being around other people just like everyone else; but, I do like separating myself from the sea of humanity and being my own drop of water from time to time.