Finally Back to School

I tried to write something for the past week about going back to school. My fears, and anxiety about taking classes. The preparation I had made to handle the course load. I am fearful, anxious and I am also excited. I’m back for good reasons. The year off was great. Now it’s time to get back to work. To help this amazing community grow.

Back to Studying Yay 🙂

My first day of classes was yesterday. Even though I had a bit of anxiety they went really well. My fear that I had walking into classes was removed. There are a lot of great people and professors in this program. My confidence is slowly building. I’m taking a fourth class now, the WordPress design course that I dropped. I found a new job in peer tutoring, tutoring English, and hopefully business as well as interactive media (HTML and CSS). I’m also able to help out with the Student Leadership Team and running for Education Council.

There’s a lot of exciting things happening. I want this blog to be a place where I write about them. Now that school is in session, I’ll have a lot more to write about and more topics to discuss. I want to write at least three blog pieces a week. School is a topic, the self-studying of game design is another, as well as getting into maker culture.

I promised myself that if I’m publishing more articles they’re going to be well written and come with photos. This will help me push my writing experience to where I want it, and help me ensure that this blog grows over time.

Lots of exciting things and I can’t wait to share them with everyone.

Worried About Going To School

It’s under a month until I go back to school. The excitement that I had for going back for the past couple of months has turned into the fear and social anxiety about being back for the first time in a year.

I love learning and working on new things, but, two years ago I found myself burned out. I was working, took classes, and held positions as a student rep on the Education Council and Board of Governors for North Island College. I was emotionally drained from everything that I did. My depression flared up, A couple of months before I tried to walk away from everything. Then I decided that I needed to take time off.

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I got to learn cool programs like Photoshop

I loved my classes and my professors were great. I learned a lot about design and media. That’s something that makes me excited about going back to school. All the learning about coding and programming the past couple of months have made me excited about going back as well. Getting good at programming and starting my own business next year are two things that are driving me to go back.

I worry about going back. No matter how much I tell myself that I won’t overburden myself with leadership opportunities. Back to design blogs later in the week.