This just in: I’m going to school!
I secretly applied because, sure, I was a
little lot nervous that my drawings and paintings weren’t going to be good enough to get me a ticket in. But look at me now, Ma!
This is huge. After high school, I never had the desire to go back to school. Most likely because I had no idea what I wanted to do as a career and did not want to waste time or money. Now, years later, I’ve decided the path I want to take and everything is falling into place.
So, in January, off I will go with my backpack, computer and thirst for knowledge (ha) into my Graphic Design program. It’s a big step in the right direction. (The direction being illustrating books and designing book covers.)
I am thrilled!
P.S. On a side note, check out this blog post. I usually share links on my twitter and Facebook so as to not crowd this blog with all the amazing stuff I find. But, this one is an exception. Enjoy!
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So sorry for not posting yesterday, I was feelin’ a little crummy and needed to nap pronto: Amy – 0, Pregnancy – 1. Nevertheless, I’m back and rejuvenated from my day of being a bump on a log.
I’m not sure if I’ve mentioned this before – in fact, I don’t think I have – but it is quite important to this journey we’re on. (I say we because it seems we have built a community of support and love on which I draw from everyday to power the project. Thank you, friends). It dawned on me the other day when writing the post where I… ahem… thanked the school board for their idea that you may not know this. I did not finish high school. Parents: Do not cover your child’s eyes, because I do have some light to shed on the subject that is not going to morph your child into a hoodlum. Although I do not regret my decision to stop attending high school, I will wholly comply with the concept that it is most certainly the better way to go if you are looking for a career where you are guaranteed financial stability. I am not at all implying that secondary and post secondary school suck the joy out of a career, because I also believe that if you know what path you want to follow and it requires specific education… Well, for goodness sakes, DO IT! Success comes in many forms, and lotsa people formal education is the way to go.
Anyway, back to the point of me telling you this… I am finishing the remainder of the high school credits I need to graduate (3) so that I can add to this experiment by attending college next September. (And I do have many unanswered questions and quite an opinion about it.. to come in a later post, promise). Currently, I’m taking Writer’s Craft. It’s a course that teaches you how to better write for any occasion – be it a business document, letter, article, whathaveya. It struck me today that, for the first time since grade four art class, that I am thoroughly enjoying the class. Writing the pieces necessary to get this credit is fun. I do write a LOT in my spare time. Poetry, to be more specific. And I have thought about publishing, so maybe this idea is one I would enjoy more than I thought? If not making a lucrative career out of selling my work, could journalism be in my future? I haven’t yet decided on what I’m going to explore in college, but have been heavily considering photography. Perhaps I should add some form of writing to the list?
Anyone care to shed some light on the creative writing field?
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