I took this shot while attending the Interior Design Program information session at Bellevue College.
I just finished up my second year at BC this past spring quarter, working on a transfer degree to go to UW. I had 48 credits completed and had planned out 5 more quarters to finish and then two quarters at UW to complete the prerequisites for the architecture program. That all changed though when I attended the architecture info session back in May. I had an idea about what the architecture program might be like at UW as far as the schedule goes but I think I kept hoping that it would be flexible. My only real question for the program advisor was, can I do it at a part-time pace, a couple of classes at a time? The answer was absolutely not. The bus ride home afterwards was agonizing. I felt like the floor had just been pulled out from under me. There was no way I could go to UW full-time and take care of my family and home.
That night as I knelt to pray about it I knew I didn’t really need to. I already knew the answer. I already knew what was most important.
Because part of me worried that architecture just wouldn’t work I had a back-up plan. My major officially got changed this week to the AA of Interior Studies at BC. And I changed one of my classes today to the Intro to Interior Design. I’m really excited about the design classes. And in this program I have to take more art classes, which is really exciting. After the AA I’ll apply to the Bachelor of Interior Design program.
So I have about 7 quarters to get my AA and then 8 for the bachelor. I’ll graduate at the same time as Ethan will from high school. Grayson will be done with middle school and Hattie with elementary school. CRAZY!!
I figure if it’s meant to be then maybe someday I will go to UW for the Master of Architecture but we’ll see. That’s a long way off.