Week 15: Art Activity – Design Thinking Applied to Life


For this week’s activity, I have created my 5 year plan which starts right now. Although it’s not exactly what I want to do every year, I hope to achieve these in my 20’s or so. I thought it really helped me figure out my 3 possible futures. For my evaluation of each future, I feel confident that if I work hard to achieve my career, I will be able to reach my goal. I am not worried about it. However, I am worried it will take me a while and I won’t be happy where I am in life by a certain time. As for resources, I hope to meet many people who can connect with me on my goals and have similar career goal. I believe each of my possible future will make me very happy and satisfied as a person. Given these results, it makes me very excited to see where life leads me. I am also nervous to experience my future because the interviews and videos I have seen that related to business, many of them has a huge passion for the thing they are doing. Unfortunately, I feel like I haven’t reached that point in my life yet and I am very hopeful that I will be in the same position as them when I’m older.

For my first possible future, I am currently thinking about being in business. I want to find a beginning career and earn experience in a company such as marketing or financing. I will hopefully then get promoted or find a job that is more to liking to work for a while and enjoy it. I will hopefully then get married and travel with the love my life. Once our adventures end, I hope to have kids and start my family to grow old with.

My second possible future if my current thing disappeared tomorrow would be pursuing something in the entertainment field. I enjoy making people laugh and I love meeting new people. If I were to be paid for being on social-media, that would be a dream.

My third future would be an entrepreneur. I would love to be my own boss and have my own business one day. Although it is a big dream, I hope one I will be able to achieve this goal as it is my biggest goal to accomplish in life. I believe it will eventually be financially stable and I can grow my business to my liking.


Week 14 – Art Activity – Sketching in the Japanese Garden

I enjoyed sketching in the Japanese Garden this week. It felt very refreshing going to somewhere new with lots of plants, trees, water, and fishes there. It was a good place to be sketching because there are so many things you can choose from. It was also peaceful where you could relax your mind and take everything off your mind and just draw. Here are some of my sketches up above. My favorite scene and is right when you walk in, see a pathway down to the water where visitors are able to feed the fishes. Everyone seemed very peaceful yet concentrated on their sketches.

My experience drawing everything was felt very long since there were so many sketches to make. However, when I was timing myself and drawing, the five minutes were done quick. It did not feel like five minutes at all. I did enjoy letting myself go with the sketches. I really liked how the purpose was to just try to draw, rather than actually drawing perfectly. I thought the rule of you can’t erase helped me draw better because I was concentrating more on what to draw and just putting it on paper. A really good warm up and practice for artists!

Week 14 – Classmate Conversation – Lauren


Lauren Trinh is currently attending Cal State Long Beach as a business major, specifically information systems. She is originally from Westminster and went to Fountain Valley High School. However, she is now residing in Lake Forest. She is half Chinese and half Vietnamese. Besides her interests in school, she really enjoys listening to music and reading. Her favorite genre of books are fantasies. Additionally, finding new types of food is something she cannot live without. Out of her family of 5, she is the youngest sibling. They travelled over to Taiwan and Vietnam as well. She had a lot of fun. Meeting Lauren for the first time, she is a super sweet and friendly person.