Finally Time

When do you decide to actually tackle something you have been putting off for years?

When do you decide that now is the right time? Why was yesterday or last week not the right time?

Graduate School, finally.

These questions I have been grappling with for at least three years now. However, I have finally taken the step toward furthering my education. I have decided to get a Masters degree in Communication. I waited because I did not believe I had the brains or the courage to tackle another degree. A masters degree will be my fourth degree overall.

I want to further my education because I do not feel I can reach my full potential with the skill set I currently have. Most of the professional jobs I am attracted to want a candidate with a Masters degree or equivalent experience. So, here I am filling out applications for Masters programs in Communication. I’m nervous, scared, and very excited because I truly miss being in college.

I am so eager to finally start blogging regularly. I always say that but I never stick to anything. Now that I am actively seeking a Masters degree, I think it is time to actually challenge myself and stick to a schedule of regularly blogging weekly.

I also want to polish my editing skills and by polish I truly mean be ABLE to edit my work and not have pieces littered with grammatical errors all over the place.

School starts in January 2019. I am so ready!!!

I’ve never juggled a full-time job and full-time school before. This should be really interesting!

Fonts, wonderful fonts!

I have become shamelessly addicted to buying/downloading fonts from all over the interwebs. Since I edit my company’s diversity council newsletter, I am always looking for fonts that are sharp, professional and easy to read. That has lead me down a rabbit hole. I’m always looking up fonts going, “Ooooo, I really like that.”

Tonight, even, I educated my mother on terms serif and sans-serif.  A serif is a small line attached to the end of a stroke in a letter or symbol. A typeface with serifs is called a serif typeface. A typeface without serifs is called sans-serif or sans serif, from the French sans, meaning “without.” I remember learning all about fonts in my visual communication classes at MTSU and I was eager to share my knowledge with my mother. She had no idea what I was talking about but I gave her real world examples – one being my resume and the other my council newsletter. Surprisingly, she was very impressed but I am afraid the new found knowledge of fonts and font families was lost on her. Although, she did ask if I could help her with her resume. I guess that’s a plus, right?



Learning so much!

A lot has been happening since my last post. I am currently in my last semester of school. Here again, I am taking my last twelve hours for yet another degree. This time though I’m also doing a 200 hour internship at a local marketing firm. I had originally written off the idea of interning. I have heard that interning is such a good idea, especially in regards to real world experience. It is so true, and I am learning so much at my internship. My brain is like a sponge, soaking everything up. I’m relearning HTML code, learning how Facebook does ads and marketing. I love the firm I’m interning for, too. The entire staff is friendly, welcoming and is truly delightful.

I have a little over two more months to go until I have a third degree and second bachelor’s degree.