So this is the end of the fall semester. Which in one case isn’t such a bad thing since we get a month off before Spring Semester starts.
So right now I am filled with mixed emotions. First one is being stressed about finals. Having not been in school for 13 years one tends to forget that there is a lot of factors involved in going back to school. And to top it off having been sick in bed since Saturday with a serious case of the crud that is going around. Fever, Chills, Achey Muscles and joints.
Factor #1) Not only do you have to go to class 3 nights a week, you also have to do the homework for each class taken. I found this to be a challenge as I worked days and went to class at night. And I’m not talking about an hour or so of homework per class, but some classes actually would be 6 hours to do one homework assignment for one class.
Factor #2) There are mid-terms and finals to be done as well. This is probably for me the hardest part. However in my Social Media class I have the opportunity to do my tests at home. This was very helpful as I could do it when I could fit time into my busy schedule. Then I have that one dreaded class that I went in not knowing anything about the Class Subject, in this case the class is Excel. I had no idea the amount of work that need to be done for this class. I did my best, however feeling completely overwhelmed by how extensive the Excel program is.
Factor #3) I also feel that this time is bittersweet as I have grown to enjoy Social Media and the other students I met in this class. And my instructor Mr. Donald Laird has been a true inspiration and a fountain of knowledge. I really had no idea what I was getting myself into when I signed up for this class. Yet I am grateful that I got to learn so much about Social Media. I am computer savey, but so many new software programs were out there that I knew I needed to learn. At first it was quite overwhelming.
This is the overwhelming part. I knew about blogs being out there in the Social Media world, but had never read one until I stepped into this class. Not only did I get to read blogs and learn what they were about. I also had to create one. Can you say DEER IN THE HEADLIGHTS? Because that’s exactly how I felt. But as time went on they became easier to write. And getting to read and reply to other classmates blogs gave me even a bigger sense of what blogging is all about.
Then we set up Pinetrest accounts, Instagram and Twitter accounts. And I was amazed at how many of my Facebook friends found me the moment I set up my Instagram account. I would acutally enjoy taking (if it ever becomes a class) Social Media 2. I learned a lot, but feel there is still so much out there that I would love to learn, explore and find my niche.
So I will be forever grateful to Mr. Donald Laird for showing us, just a scratching of the surface, of what Social Media is and how it will continue to grow and affect us years down the road.