Tasting a bit of the rainbow
And I don’t mean skittles. I mean OpenCV. This weekend really blew my mind. I’m really interested in computer vision right now. I’m kind of sad it requires so much math, but also determined to learn more math. And to improve and become better at math.
I’m actually really excited about next semester. The classes I’m taking look really exciting, except for distributed systems. People say it’s a good class and that you learn a lot but I kind of really want to take CS410 (text information systems), or Computer Graphics. I am thinking about that for my last semester. This coming school year I intend to become seriously serious (yep) with school, unlike the previous 3 years. My grades considering how well I performed in high school were frankly abysmal. Distractions, mostly. Also sleeping in class and not doing homework. Maybe I really am smart — which is terrible. I’d rather work hard.
I’m trying to figure out the best way to balance learning and work right now. I think after work I spend too much time chillin’ when I could definitely being productive things. So here’s what I’m going to try to make happen:
1) Work out, 4 days a week. 7 days a week is too ambitious considering that I have to cook and entertain people most weeknights and I’m often away during the weekends. I’m thinking sunday/tuesday/thursday/(friday or saturday). Sunday because besides church I usually don’t have anything important, tuesday/thursday to avoid the monday/wednesday feelings (start and middle of the week seem to be really tiring for me), and friday or saturday depends on what’s going on during the weekend.
Tomorrow is a workout day.
2) Cook at KP/Onur’s. I’m thinking of just leaving some of my pots and pans / a lot of my food at their place so that I don’t have to cook at my place. That way we can cook, eat, and I can take off to complete my workout/study/work schedule.
3) Get to work earlier. I currently get in sometime between 10 and 11. I need to get in between 8 and 9, so that I can leave between 4-6 instead of 6-8. I’ve already been getting into the habit of 20 minute lunch breaks (eat mostly while working) to get more done and leave earlier but I’ve still been finding myself at the office at like 7:45pm most days because I’m too lazy to get out of my chair.
That way I can work out earlier (right when I get back) and cook/eat afterwards. That’s going to be healthier than my current state of lethargy.
4) Sleep earlier. It’s not 3am yet today, but I’m going to shower now and ensure I’m asleep by then. No fewer than 6 hours a night is my goal — need to ward off pancreatic cancer, diabetes, dementia, and the like. I’ve decided I don’t in fact want to die at age 40 (when I was in high school believe it or not I was cool with that). Tomorrow I’ll wake at 9, get to work by 10, and try to get my work done by 6:30. Dinner at my place around 7:30 (work out 7-7:30), 9:30 read some stuff, 11pm bedtime.
I think this is doable. This is here to remind me. Fingers crossed for follow-through!