Thursday, May 31, 2012

Blogathon day 31- last day!!!

Well this is it! The last day of Blogathon! I made it 30 out of 31 days!

This was a huge growing experience for me and one of the hardest things I've ever done. And I must say that I am thrilled it's over!!!

I would like to say congrats to those who made it all 31 days! It's not an east thing to do! Maybe next year I can make it all 31 days!

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Blogathon Day 30- waiting

Waiting/ patience is the worst.

Im waiting to hear back from my MRI the other day and I'm still in a lot of pain. All I want is to know whats wrong and for it to be fixed.

Waiting for an interview is rough.. Today we turn in our applications for editor and manager positions for next year. With in the next two weeks we'll find who they are.

I hate waiting!

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Blogathon Day 29- Two Months

In exactly two months I turn 19! whoo hoo!!!!

I am still really disappointed in myself for forgetting to blog on the 27th :( I was determined to do all 31 days. Guess i'll just have to shoot for 30 out of 31!

I just finished my application for Design manager for Clarks newspaper for fall 2012! Im one step closer to my dreams!

My parents have never really been supportive of my career choice, my dad in particular. He, along with thousands more, thinks journalism and graphic design is dying and there isn't any career opportunities for me, or at least there won't be by the time in done with college. I disagree. While newspaper popularity is clearly declining, people still need the news, and they are more likely to look at it if its visually appealing, so in my mind I have picked the perfect job! not only are there tons of opportunities for me, I love it! I refuse to work in a cubical hating my life and job just because it makes good money! Happiness is far more important to me than money.

That's my shpeel for today!

Monday, May 28, 2012

Blogathon day 28- forgot to blog

I made it 26 days. I forgot to blog last night. :/ I was doing so good. I am going to continue to blog until the end though.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Blogathon day 26- uh oh

I'm starting to get sick. :/
We only have 14 days of class left. And I'm running myself dry.
All I need is to sleep for a few days and I'll be good!!

Friday, May 25, 2012

Blogathon day 25- sound slides

Today we worked on our sound slides and I do not like it. We didn't have audio to go with it so we couldn't do timed slides. It was frustrating.

We also discussed ch. 6 from Journalism next about photography. Mark Briggs said that simple and cropped photos make good photos. And I have to strongly disagree. People can be natural photographers. He basically said if you take a bunch of photographs you'll become a good photographer and you're pictures will turn out great. But I know that's not true.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Blogathon day 24- addiction and technology

I have two things I wanted to write about today. Addiction and technology.

I recently gave up all coffee, energy drinks and pop. I was getting coffee everyday before school, and multiple energy drinks durning school and drinking pop every night at work. My body was relying on all of this to function. I am happy to say it has been a week since I had coffee, energy drinks and pop. The first couple days were rough. I had really bad head aches and was super tired, but now, I feel incredibly better, and I'm not as tired anymore. I am drinking only water and i must say it has made a world of difference in just a week. I no longer rely on caffeine to function.

I got an iPhone about two weeks ago and i absolutely love it! Since then, I have been blogging with the blogger app, except for today. I also have gotten a lot of photography apps and have been playing with those. I got a recording app for my multimedia class as well. With being a student journalist, this phone has really helped me the the change of multimedia journalism. The world of journalism is changing and i am proud to be apart of it, even if in the smallest way.