When I graduated high school back in 1994 I signed up for college right away. I had lots of dreams and I knew that I needed to go to college to further my education. So I went to a local community college for a semester and then decided to go onto a vocational school that seemed like the best choice at the time. Not only was it probably not the best of choice, it was rather quite expensive. Once I started having kids, my dreams of going to college were put on hold. I worked job and going to school full time was not in the question if I wanted to spend quality time with my family.
Now that my youngest son just turned 5 and will be starting school this year, I decided it was time to get my butt back into school. I went online to that local community college that I once went to years ago and enrolled in the Spring 2013 semester. I picked some classes, bought my books and software and have been officially a college student for 2 weeks now!
I currently go to school on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and can be excited for the weekends now like my kids. Normally every day can be like a weekend when you work full time from home, now I know what TGIF means to those that work and go to school…
What am I taking?
- Since I am a website designer and blogger, I thought it would only make sense to take a HTML web design class. I know basic HTML, but since technology is always changing, I want to learn more about XHTMl, XML and most of all, HTML5 that is currently being developed. Right now some of the newer versions of the browsers are already preparing and ready for HTML5.
- As I mentioned before, I like to design websites so I am taking a Dreamweaver CS6 class. I have used this program to make some of my sites, but I only know the basics. I want to learn how to use some of the advanced features of this program and turn those work in progress websites of mine into something I am proud of.
Right now I am only taking 2 classes, but will start a Photoshop CS5 class next month. I didn’t want to overwhelm myself when starting school last month, so I decided to just start with a couple classes to get back into the groove of going to school. It has been over a decade since I last took a class, but something I have always wanted to do since my there are so many things I need to learn with my career choice.
Want to see my school mascot?
Now that I have been back in school a couple weeks now, I am looking forward to getting good grades and being able to take at least 4 classes in the Fall 2013 semester. I like the classes that I am currently taking since I am already a little familiar with the subjects, but I am really wanting to take digital photography class next semester so I can make better use of my Nikon D5100.
I also want to wear one of the cool college sweatshirt hoodies like I have been seeing so many others on campus with, even if the mascot is a silly beaver!