Going into my third year, I did not want to think about my thesis for my final year. However, it’s best to plan ahead and figure out the good ideas from the bad ideas early. Iteration over time seems to work best for me so I’ll go with that approach. The only drawback is that sometimes focusing on one thing for too long I get exhausted and mentally drained from it – hopefully that won’t happen.
As an exercise we were to do Pecha Kucha presentations about ourselves: our interests, strengths, inspirations, career goals, etc. While making mine, it made me reflect heavily on what I want out of my life and who I am. I want my thesis to be something that will help me in the future in some form, whether it is something I can go forward with after school or something that shows off my abilities in the best light. I focused my presentation on what inspires me and on the things I like to do, then contextualizing that to my thesis proposals. Hopefully through presenting a few ideas for my thesis, I’ll be able to get close to the final concept.
I think working through the thesis slowly and building upon it step by step will end in the best possible project. It can’t hurt to plan through a project and take feedback critically and adapt.