Festival season is finally over. Usually, by this time of year I’m just glad to see that it’s done so I can rest, but not this year. Yes, I was exhausted by the end of faire, but I felt a sense of melancholy. I finally got a taste of what it was like to run my own shop and I loved it. Magickal Scents was a huge success and I’m looking forward to doing more festivals. I’ll also return to Texas Renaissance Festival next year!
I made a closing weekend update on my website at TempestMysticProducts.com. Follow the link to see a gallery of pictures and upcoming festival dates for 2015.
This is the first weekend I will have had at home where I get to do nothing. I’m not quite sure what to do with myself, so I find myself cleaning like a mad woman. But now that festival is over I’ll try to start writing more over here again.
Finals are over. My last presentation was made yesterday. Grades (for me, anyway) have already been posted. I made A’s in all my classes. I worked so hard to maintain that 4.0 GPA and I succeeded. Now I can rest. I’m taking a break this summer. But I’m already planning out my downtime. I’m taking today to map out what I’d like to do on my whiteboard, just as soon as I erase everything else.
I was so stressed out this semester, especially when it came down to finals. I went into this semester as an “A Student” and I’d managed to keep it up until finals. I didn’t want to lose it. How stressed was I? After I’d finished everything and felt good about my final projects, when I was just waiting to turn everything in and make my presentations, over that weekend I had a nightmare. I dreamed I made a B in one of my classes. At least I woke up from it and recognized the dream for what it was. Instead of being panic stricken I broke out into a giggle fit. It’s good to be able to laugh at yourself.
I’ve built more relationships on campus this semester than I thought. On the last day, there were people in the lab laughing and joking with me, saying goodbye for the summer. Some of my classmates even wanted to take pictures with me. When I go back in the fall I’ll be taking night classes and I probably won’t see them. I realized I’ll miss these people more than I thought…
Yes, I’m taking the Scarlett O’Hara approach on that one. I’m going to enjoy my summer break and I’ll just think about that tomorrow.
Fall semester is over. I made it through working a major festival and taking a full load of classes and still pulled a 4.0 GPA!
It’s been a good semester. I managed to impress not only the most difficult instructor in the graphic design department, but I also made a good impression on the department head. I was recommended for a lab aid position for the Digital Communication labs. I don’t have all the prerequisites, but they considered my technical support background, my interpersonal skills, and my GPA.
I’m in the lab all the time during my free time anyway. Now they’re going to pay me to be there?? Ok. It’s part-time and it isn’t much, but still!
They process my paperwork in January, when Spring semester begins. I’ll know my hours and all the details after that.
Today is the last day of my Digital Media course. I really do believe Photoshop is one of those courses that can’t be taught in 8 weeks. If I didn’t have a background in CS4 I would have been lost. That being said, I made it through. I’ve been making A’s on all my assignments this semester, and I should get the grade on my final project today. Wish me luck. 🙂