Journey of an Architect is a blog started by Tim Ung to document his journey to design 30 projects by the age of 30 (May 2020). His posts focus on his design process, thoughts, struggles, and successes throughout his journey.

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This past week, I’ve been fortunate enough to spend my Independence Day weekend traveling to see my family and girlfriend in New York City, NY, catching up with my uncle and aunt in Boston, MA, and heading to Binghamton for a project. Check out my week long road trip in this post.

Now, without further ado, here is this week’s Friday Four!

1. Lesson of the week – Spending time with loved ones is time well spent

Most times, I find it very difficult to take my mind off of my architecture projects both in the office and personal ones. However, I often lose track of time and forget that my family and close friends are all eager to spend time with me and catch up on our lives and careers. So this past week, I spent my Independence day weekend with my family and girlfriend in NYC to catch up and enjoy our time together.

2. Best moment of the week – Being able to travel for 6 days

This year, I’ve been focused on living a healthier and fulfilling life that consists of a new diet, regular exercise, traveling, and meeting up with my friends. I’ve already developed a great eating habit with more fruits and veggies, I’ve been exercising almost every other day, meeting or chatting with friends almost every week, and now traveling and sightseeing. Traveling has always helped me recharge my spirit and refocus my energy towards my life and career goals, which is exactly what the past week has done.

3. What I’m currently watching – Limitless TV Show on Netflix

With a busy week of traveling, it was difficult to find the energy to sit down and read. My mind was pretty bogged down after each 4 to 6 hour drive to a new city. So I decided to binge watch a new TV series on Netflix called Limitless, which is based on the movie. It’s been great so far and it’s fun to have in the background while I surf the web.

4. 30x30 Project Update – 6x30 Competition is quickly moving along

While I was traveling this past week, my teammates have been working very hard on developing our Revit model for a competition that we’re pursuing. We have a fantastic design and the model is nearing completion. The next steps will be bringing all of the different components together in one Revit model and developing our graphics.

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