Tag Archives: School

Its All In the Details…

Koi by Jessica Thompson

Koi by Jessica Thompson

The Exposition

The week after a holiday at a bank is always a little rough. When you toss in a significant reduction in staff due to…life and things, and the maelstrom of chaos that ensues is enough cause a wee bit of gray matter to leak from the ears. You know your brain is mush when you read your class assignment…several times, and still misread, we’ll just say significant portions of said assignment…significant portions.

Rising Action

 

Logo by Jessica Thompson

Logo by Jessica Thompson

At least I made it a policy to review the assignments one last time before I finalize formats and submit my work. Whew! So instead of needing to complete three small sketches, I need to do six other things. Create clip art, Photoshop masks, logos, or some combination. Fortunately, they don’t need to be completed, just in process. I don’t think tea is going to cut it tonight. Note to self, coffee actually makes me vibrate. Everything gets started, compiled, and the video is completed. Adobe Spark videos are pretty cool, I’m going to have to play with that some more. I breathe a sign of relief, because it is all finished.

The Climax

Kermit by Jessica Thompson

Kermit by Jessica Thompson

…in time for the internet to crash mid-upload (which is why, girls and boys you never wait until the last minute). Expletive deleted, expletive deleted.  You know, because starting an upload 10 minutes before the deadline isn’t stressful enough as it is. Expletive deleted, expletive deleted, expletive deleted.

Falling Action

Don’t panic!

jimsconeyisland

Logo by Jessica Thompson

The assignment is uploaded, the video is posted, the timesheet is completed. That’s 10% of the course grade right there. It got submitted, one minute before the deadline, but that’s still on time. The discussion post…that got posted ten minutes late (stupid, beautiful, internet we have a love/hate relationship), not cool, but only 2%.

Resolution

The perfectionist in me rails at the lateness, my inattention to detail, the threat (though minor) to my GPA, but on the whole I’m just trying to figure out if an adult beverage will help me stop the caffeine fueled vibrating so I can sleep or just change the frequency.

‘Til next time,

Jessica

P.S. Whiskey changes the frequency of the vibrations, dogs don’t care that you didn’t get any sleep, but at least I got pancakes for breakfast.

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Life by Design

Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes

Sunshine & Daisies

by Skitterphoto

Life has taken a new and exciting direction for me, which means there’s a whirlwind of activity, but it is all of the good variety.  Lots of scary changes, good-scary not bad-scary.  I’ve started an undergraduate degree in Graphic Design at Full Sail University, and while I’m only two months in to the three year long program, I absolutely love it.  The best part of each day is the time I spend working toward earning this degree.  Don’t get me wrong, it isn’t all sunshine and daisies.

Full-Time Job + Full-Time School =
Tired & Stressed, but Blissful, Jessica

Perks

One of the really nice things about Full Sail University, other than the accelerated program, great professors, and programming that just makes me super-happy, is that my tuition includes a MacBook Pro. Until that arrived the other day, I didn’t realize how much I’d missed having a laptop that I can use to type on while I’m doing something like watching Sense 8 on Netflix.  (I knew I should have bought  the keyboard for my iPad.)  That means that you’re more likely to see more posts from me, since I apparently associate blogging with relaxing and my home office with, well, work.

You may also see a few vlogs, maybe? I learned how to use iMovie.  How did I not know how cool this was?  I may

https://pixabay.com/en/pencils-crayons-colourful-rainbow-452238/

by inspiredimages

have gone a little overboard with a video assignment for a class, but I could do cross dissolves and background music and titles.  It was pretty awesome.  The hardest part was recording enough video of me not looking or sounding stupid.  Also, the waiting for it to upload.  I got a little impatient when I didn’t see results right away and clicked the button a bunch of times.  I may have slowed things down a tad (or two hours).  What can I say it is a learning process.

You may also notice my blog take on a decidedly design-y trend because…well…I mentioned I was studying Graphic Design right?  There are also a few people in my life who have expressed an interest in seeing some of the things I’ve done as assignments so far, so I may post some of that stuff here too.

DON’T PANIC!  Geek stuff isn’t going away!  As a matter of fact, I’m going to my first ComiCon on Saturday.  I promise, I will be taking a lot of pictures, and I will be sharing…stuff. I don’t know what, because I’ve never been to a ComiCon before.  There is no going halfway though, I am dressing up, and getting into the swing of things.

So, to sum up, went back go school, got a new laptop, writing more stuff while watching cool stuff, and going to my first ever ComiCon.  Basically, creating my life the way I want it to be.  Life by design.

‘Til next time,

Jessica