It has been a long time since I posted here, but now, I felt that now is the time to post a blog. I need some advice. regrading my college program.
The program I'm in now is Game Programming.
I enjoy the program but there were a few classes that gives me constant struggles. But I managed to pass almost all of them, thanks to my two tutors. I have to redo one class I had in semester 1 in September and because I chose to sleep early yesterday, I have that class on Thrusdays, 3 to 6 PM.
But in the meantime, I'm beginning to question myself, if I should continue or not. The classes that actually focus on making a game and getting it to work: Microsoft Visual Studio, Action Flash CS 6, and Unity. Of the 3, Unity is the one I liked. But the thing they all have in common is coding. I don`t get nor understand the coding, what so ever. Mainly, what does each function do or what function I have to use. There were 2 classes were I got an A and a B, classes I really love. But they were just a normal classes (online). The others fall under C to D.
Literally, I`m thinking of giving up but if I do that, then there is nothing else I want to do. I was given a survey test for careers that I could try, but nearly everything the test mention, does not interest me and it came back negative. I talked to several people within the college, and they told me that if I leave in Jan 2014 (4th semester) I can take a break and come back to go the 4th semester. But the only problem is, that I have to come back in Jan 2015, since its only offered in January.
They suggest to take the year off, go outside more, but mainly, volunteer and see if I find something that interests me. My older brother has been telling me to do that for a long time, but I not really the volunteering type. An example was when I joined a club in high school, mainly because I needed the hours to graduate. My other idea is to try to go back to my first college and see if I can try to finished the 2nd year of the program I took there, since they recently made the passing grade a 50. Also, they recommeded me that I take another program, which is one year and helps me prepare for the working world. But there are 3 things in the way:
1. My head coordinator will probably convince me, not to take the 2nd year, based on my marks and that the classes are university level.
2. Even if I do managed to get back in, if I pass everything and get the diploma, then what is next for me to do?
3. That program that helps me for working, my older brother and mother thinks its a waste of time.
Plus, I`m been using student loans to pay for everything, and it will continue to pile up. And I don`t really like using it.
Mainly, what I want for my program, is that I understand the coding and anything else that comes in my way. Right now, my goal is to make my two franchises, that I've been writing about for the last 15 years, a reality and hopefully, they will become popular. Or at least, have a fan base, even if its a small one. My 3rd semester begins this upcoming Tuesday and I`m not really looking forward to it.
After everything that has happen, is there any advice you can give me? Any kind of advice, will be helpful. And though this is unlikely, I will try to be more active here.