This week we’ve had some perfectly spring temperatures and I’ve been taking some time to sit outside and read, with my new homework-free freedom. Right now I’m reading Jen Kirkman’s new book- I Can Barely Take Care of Myself.
I got these shorts last summer at my favorite vintage shop back home in Eugene. This store wasn’t around back when I used to live there, which was probably a good thing for my tight, student budget, but it is a must-stop every time I’m home for a visit. Speaking of which, we are heading up to Oregon for a visit next week and I’m sure I’ll have to pop in for some shopping.
I have officially graduated! The biggest final project I had was to create and have printed this portfolio book. THEN, the scary part was to present it to 9 industry professionals divided into groups of 3. Totally nerve-wrecking. It went really well and I got some great feedback so I am feeling more confident to start hitting the pavement for a job. Yes, I painted my nails to match my logo and luckily the reviewers all appreciated that. :)
Two years ago, after yearrrrrs of soul-searching and asking “what am I going to do with my life??”, I enrolled for one web and one graphic design class. This blog was actually created as my final for the web class, who knew I would fall in love with blogging and still be at it a couple years later? I also fell madly in love with design and the next year immersed myself full time into the program.
I want to encourage anyone that is thinking about going back to school or learning something new, DO IT. The first year wasn’t easy. I was learning a lot but felt like the process was slow. It seemed like 2 years was a lifetime, and I would get down about being in my 30s and back in school (such a ridiculous thing to think!). At the beginning of the 2nd year, something clicked and everything started to fall into place. It’s funny how many of my friends have said that can’t believe 2 years has passed already. It is crazy how fast it flies by. I already miss school, but I am SO happy that I am on a path to doing something I love and made some great friends along the way.
A big thank you to all of you for your support and encouragement on this journey!
I am SO excited about this weeks Tuesday Tunes- of Montreal! Tomorrow I’m going to see them live for the 4th time and they are one of my FAVES. The shows are so fun- a performance art dance party. If you ever get the chance to see them, do it.