An unconventional #motivationalMonday post.
My ALVIN drafting table.
Drafting = what motivated me to become an engineer!
As many of you all know, I'm currently relocating from Denton to Dallas & in doing so I'm letting go of alot of things.
This drafting table was a gift. But the gifting wasn't what was special - it is about hand-instrument drafting! I love drafting. I was introduced to it by Mr. Aikenhead in Elko Nevada my freshman year is high school. This was when I decided I HAD to become an engineer! 👷🏽♀️ Drafting was sooo cool. Tons of fun. It was the first real chance I had to be in control, to work with my hands, to draw, make blue prints, draw 3D figures🔩, using T-squares⛏️, reading scales📏, having different pencils 🖋 utilizing triangles 📐 for the right angle (ha! Nerd Pun intended) - I only wish you all could see the major geeking out 🤓 happening as I type all this!
It was beautiful. It was challenging. It was surreal. It began my 1st day of realizing I was 1 of maybe 3 girls. The rest of the class was all boys - however, they were all supportive, good people, & a ton of fun. I've always enjoyed learning but that class was by far the most transformative, fun, applicable, friend-making class I had ever taken. And it breaks my heart to have to give up this amazing piece of equipment which fills my heart with such joy.
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