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    Mentors & Family

    Steve Fuchs Aug 30 '04 0

    There's nothing more supportive than mentors & family.

    Tonight, the last night before orientation, I spent 3+ hours on the phone with -- let's call him Morpheus. He's a friend, an architectural confidant, M.Arch Columbia grad, and designer for an NY starchitect. We met on EFNET which seems appropriate since, tonight, he basically laid down the challenge to learn SCI-Arc, then go way beyond it. He had advice on everything from theory to nutrition, books to gadgets, SCI-Arc to GSD.

    On the other hand, I said internal goodbyes to my family... well, ok, I did it mentally -- I know everyday at SCI-Arc will be one less I can spend with my wife and kids, and I'm only now starting to understand how much time that will be. We've talked many times about graduate school being a serious commitment (for the rest of our lives). My kids and I spent the day together; my wife and I spent the night together after she worked a full 8-hr shift so we can take our last vacation later this week.

    I am about as ready as I'll ever be...

     

     
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