School

It's been a while and I hope all of you are well! I'm glad that Friday is here, it's been a hectic and crazy couple of weeks but I'm alive albeit with a few extra grey hairs and a few pounds lost. If this was 10 years ago, I swear I would have quit my program because it was too hard, but I'm not giving myself the option. I'm going to be successful at it and restart a new career avenue. What have I changed? Just a few things that I think will make the difference in how the rest of this year continues:

early morning computer lab (640x480)

  • Exercising when I get home in the evening, instead of first thing in the morning. I rush too much when I do, and I will not wake up any earlier then 5 am. Exercise doesn't keep me awake, so that's not an issue.
  • I got a tutor for my Web Animation w/Flash class. I want to love that class, because I can see the potential of all that it can do, but the learning curve is not curving in my direction, yet. I have these animation ideas rattling around in my head, but to make it a reality it's going to take a while longer.
  • If the lab is available, when my last class is done, I stay. There is only 1 lab available with my program's, programs on them. This makes no sense what so ever, when there are classes in there all day long. The college needs to work on that. Keeping the momentum going is a big thing. If I stay at the school until 9, then at least I know I've made some dent in the sand.
  • Not stressing, much, because it's a distraction when I have a boatload of work ahead of me. Along with a lot of positive self talk. Stopping the negative thoughts from forming in my head and from leaving my lips. Don't get me wrong, I've come home and had fits and bouts of crying but never at school. I still don't see the point of crying but these days I seem to be making up for years of not crying. Oh well.

I hope you all have a great weekend!

Till next time,

Nadia

This week started roughly but it seems to be ending on a higher note. I won't say it's great, but I can almost, see the light at the end of the tunnel. One of my upcoming projects in my Multimedia class is pretty interesting. I do have to pull what I've learned from my other classes to make the project work, but I'm actually using one of my future business models in it. The combination of writing, photography, web design and animals of course. I wanted to flush this out in my spare time, and since I have none, this is a great opportunity. I know school is not always going to be interesting but this is only one of a few times that I've gone to class and have been excited about it.

jan 31 2014

Anyway I' working my butt off after school and on Saturday because I'm determined to have Sunday off. I need one day to breathe and not worry about what needs to be done. I might even go into the college on Saturday, if the weather isn't too bad, to do a little extra work. One of my professors has been kind enough to come in on Saturday for 2 hours to open up a lab and give help to anyone who needs it.

Tonight is also Spoken Word at the local art house. I will be going, although I'm pretty sure I won't be sharing any work. I can't tell you the last time that I wrote or edited a piece of writing. Which is one of the reasons why it's so important for me to get at least a day off from school work. The other creative parts of my life are suffering. Hopefully hearing other artists will give me the push that I need. Even a paragraph will do.

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I hear many parts of Canada and the US are getting another dump of snow this weekend, stay safe. Have a great Friday and an awesome weekend!

Till next time,

Nadia