Reuniting With My Passion



I have been absolutely terrible with keeping up with this blog and as always for no other reason than simply being lazy. To be honest, I haven’t been doing much of anything that involves any leisurely pleasure because of work, parental, and student duties. As I mentioned previously, I had to drop some classes but when the next quarter started, I made sure that I was ready to stay on track. I have been doing exceptionally well considering everything that’s been on my plate. My classes are online, which is convenient for a working parent, but of course the absence of the traditional social experience can be limiting.

As with most things involving the internet, you don’t really get a true feel for how someone is communicating. There is a term that has come into existence called “Netiquette,” which is basically a guide to communicating effectively online. While this “technique,” for lack of a better word, is encouraged when taking online classes, one still may never capture the tone of the person who is relaying the message. Nonetheless, as time continues, I’m certain that I will fully get into the swing of things. I have been an avid internet user for a very long time but I’m still not accustomed to online schooling.

When I first started school again back in October of last year, my major was Graphic Design. Graphic Design had practically been my life since 2005. It was just something I loved doing and was good at. Because of those factors, I got sucked into the belief that it was what I wanted to do for the rest of my life. But after taking classes I realized that it was never my passion. I was always a writer. Growing up I wrote poetry, short stories, and short plays. After dealing with so many family issues I stopped writing. I didn’t have the time to write anymore and I most certainly didn’t have peace, quiet, or inspiration to do so. Taking courses and writing papers helped me to regain the motivation that I’d lost so long ago and I was surprised to discover that it was almost like I never put the pen down.

Now that I’ve rekindled what I’d lost, I’m finding my classes to be relatively easier and relevant. I absolutely enjoy writing, which really is funny considering I haven’t been really motivated to update this blog. In due time though…

5 Comments to “Reuniting With My Passion”

  1. June 18, 2016 at 6:45 PM

    I’m glad everything is working out for you. I’m in my thesis phase and I actually miss being in the classroom. From reading your posts, I can honestly say that I’ve always enjoyed them and that you really do have a way with words.

    I hope you continue to do well in school. Good luck and I’m happy that you are discovering, or rediscovering, what you love.

  2. June 19, 2016 at 3:16 PM

    I’m so glad you realized your passion. Classes are always better when they involve something that you care about. Good luck :)

  3. June 20, 2016 at 5:46 PM

    I can definitely relate. I used to LOVE web design, and I was convinced that it was my passion for years. Then I tried to pursue it professionally, and I ended up realizing that I didn’t love it nearly as much as I thought I did. I still like designing for myself here and there, but I don’t live and breathe it, and I certainly don’t like having to force myself to do it. It’s good that you realized that you love writing before you pursued graphic design. I wish you the best of luck with school and look forward to reading some if your writings.

    Glad to see you’re still blogging!

  4. August 8, 2016 at 1:39 PM

    I thought it was just me. Online classes can be a bit much. Currently, I am about to start school full time while working (again). I know completing online will give me the advantage to do both but I miss being in the classroom some days. within the next few semesters, I may take weekend classes.

    Regarding your passion, I am in that place at the moment and I completely relate to the change. I am trying to figure out if changing my major right now will benefit me. I am searching for my passion and trying to align my career. I’m sure things will come together. I’m happy that you are back in motion, good luck and see you when you get back to blogging!

    – I’ll be reading!

    • Shannon
      September 5, 2016 at 5:11 AM

      It’s actually easy to not keep up with classes when they’re online, especially when there are distractions. I have to use my planner to remind myself of assignments, live webinars, etc.

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