Today was absolutely perfect and exactly what I needed. I’ve been in a bit of a funk with snowboarding lately, but today the flame was reignited. 8 new tricks, for those who don’t know, that is a serious amount of progression going on.
Most speculation leans towards a sequel to Porco Rosso with others considering an unknown project about the tragedy of a young boy Miyazaki was working on writing, citing influence from James Joyce. However, I’m holding out for a totally new IP Directed by Miyazaki (Hayao of course, not his hack of a son).
Either way, exciting times, exciting times. (Also can I have my Borrowers Arrietty American release soon please?)
Man I have a lot on my mind. Seriously considering transferring to State. I’m not sure if I should though.
Reasons to transfer (some are shitty, some are good). State…
is a better school
I could still snowboard, it would just be less convenient and not as good
film program seems adequate (still need to talk to an advisor)
better parties (although this one is stupid since i don’t party often, but the parties at NMU just suck soooo much)
I made better friends in 2 days at State, when I visited last year, than I’ve made so far at NMU
closer to home and easier to visit other friends
Reasons to stay at NMU
I already have my education planned out
I can easily double major
The film program may actually be better (I have no clue how to tell which is better)
I can do theatre without being a theatre major (but there always is community theatre later in life)
snowboarding is convenient and better than downstate
Marquette is beautiful and there is a ton to do outside
Part of what is making this decision so hard is thinking about other people. Part of my personality is that I am a people pleaser, I get it from my dad. If I left NMU I know that a lot of my friends up there would be pretty bummed. But the thing is that it isn’t about them, it’s about me, and I just can’t get in that mentality.
I’m going to ride out this next semester and see how it goes, by mid semester I should know what I want to do.