I start college next month. I can’t say I’m not nervous, because it wouldn’t be me if I wasn’t. However there are a couple things I’m really looking forward to that almost alleviate all that.
For one, free software 😀 I’m not usually on Microsoft’s side, but DreamSpark is amazing. I’ve always wanted to learn Visual Studio but the Express editions felt cheap and the trials were always pressuring me to buy them. There’s no way I could swing almost 800 bucks on a professional version.
Well, I don’t have to now. Fantastic 😀 I also have Expression installing right now. It’s a web development suite akin to Flash and Dreamweaver from Adobe, except it uses Silverlight (obviously). I hate Silverlight, but at least it’s competition for Flash.
I might also be eligible for MSDN Academic Alliance too but I haven’t tried yet.
Second, it just feels good to have people that share a passion that I have. You feel like you have a purpose when other people are fighting the same cause as you. In the case of mine, that would be psychology. There are so many more resources available to me now. It’s exciting. Somebody finally cares about my passion.
Fantastic. These sure are exciting times we’re living in (and that concludes me sounding like a 50s sitcom).