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Ymacula’s Final Blog Post

 


 

Mid-semester reflection:

Out of all my years of being in college, this has been one of the hardest if not the hardest semester I have experienced.  Not necessarily because of the workload but because of my lack of motivation.

My first semester of distance last year was hard for me. It was hard because it was such a sudden and odd transition. The pandemic also caused a lot of anxiety, stress, and confusion and this was the very first time I had ever experienced burnout. I was expecting to have another burnout this semester…I knew it was coming but this time it came sooner than I expected. I also feel like I let one of my other classes kind of set the tone for how my semester is going to go. With this class, I was very and I still am very disappointed by the way it is going. I also had to deal with a lot of personal issues back to back and found myself carrying the weight of others before carrying my own.

I consider myself to be a very creative and innovative person and my light dimmed this semester. What made it even harder for me was realizing I hadn’t been myself and not knowing exactly how to get back into the swing of things.

Thankfully now I am in a better headspace. I was getting lost in the sauce lol. Sometimes I still have moments where I kind of freak out when I realize all the work I have to do but I know I am capable of pulling through because I always do. I am thankful to have this class to look forward to.

sincerely,

stressed


Sheesh, my mid-semester reflection was… A LOT

Final Reflection:

First and foremost I’d like to thank Professor Seslow for being an understanding and enthusiastic professor. Some professors don’t understand that they also set the tone for how students will perform in their courses. I took two CT courses this semester along with a Psych course and a communications course. The other CT course I took this semester ain’t nothin’ compared to this class…no shade LOL (a lot of shade that class is terrible) I’m thankful to have had this class with Professor Seslow. This course gave me something to look forward to.

Tiffany Pollard Memes Crying

Before taking CT 101 I never thought of having a website simply for myself. I used to use Tumblr a lot and I still log on from time to time but it’s best to have something of your own. I have created two websites. I remember creating one in elementary school, most likely in the fifth grade, about nails. Unfortunately, I have no idea what the domain name is. I currently have another website for my hairstyling business.

Unlike my hair site posted above, with the site I created in CT101 I will not only showcase one specific thing. I want to use my new site to showcase things I’ve created thus far and things I will create in the future. I am a very creative person and I like to figure out how to make new things on my own so the content still varies. So far I have resin dominos posted on my site and animation I created last semester. I even have an oil pastel project  I made back in elementary school that will be posted on my said. It feels too good to have a place to have all of my work.

Although the semester has come to an end I am still going to browse through the CT101 site and check out my fellow peers’ work. I am happy this class used Cuny Commons instead of blackboard.

I can’t stand blackboard.


Hmm. now…as far as my grade. Honestly I don’t really know what grade I should get but I definitely know what grade I want. Although I fell behind a lot this semester I am still proud of myself for being able to pull through. How about…88 ?? yeah 88. I think I should get an 88.

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this meme cracks me up. I love it so much I had to share it on my final post.

Picking a Domain Name

For my domain name, I wanted to pick a broad name. I was not sure about what I was going to post on my website so I did not want my domain name subjected to one specific thing. First, I created a list of names and chose the one I thought sounded the broadest.

The list included:

  • ymaculatecreatvity.com
  • ymaculatecreations.com
  • macscreations.com
  • theemac.com
  • ympcreations.com
  • thevisionary.com

I decided to make my domain name visionarymac.com. I decided to go with this name because consider myself a visionary person. Although my domain name is not specific to one thing you can still get a sense of what to expect on the site which is showcasing my creativity. I also wanted my domain name to include either my name or one of my knick names. I would like to showcase some of the work I’ve done so far in CT.

Memes are in fact art

Memes are definitely is a form of art. People can express themselves by using memes. The use of memes in text message convos or comments on social media platforms gives the reader clarity on how a person is reacting or how they feel towards something. Sometimes it is much easier to simply insert a meme instead of trying to explain something in detail. Memes can also save time and they’re more entertaining than reading a paragraph.

Example: My first day of CT101 went better than I expected

My example explained with Spongebob memes:

At first, I was a bit nervous. I’m always anxious at the beginning of each semester.

Nervous Meme GIFs | Tenor

Then I was loosened up and felt a sense of relief when professor Seslow introduced himself and explained to us what we’ll be doing in CT101

 

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here are some of my favorite memes of all time. I’ve probably had some of these memes saved in my camera roll since I was in high school or my freshman yr of college.

“Mid-Semester” Reflection

Out of all my years of being in college, this has been one of the hardest if not the hardest semester I have experienced.  Not necessarily because of the workload but because of my lack of motivation.

My first semester of distance last year was hard for me. It was hard because it was such a sudden and odd transition. The pandemic also caused a lot of anxiety, stress, and confusion and this was the very first time I had ever experienced burnout. I was expecting to have another burnout this semester…I knew it was coming but this time it came sooner than I expected. I also feel like I let one of my other classes kind of set the tone for how my semester is going to go. With this class, I was very and I still am very disappointed by the way it is going. I also had to deal with a lot of personal issues back to back and found myself carrying the weight of others before carrying my own.

I consider myself to be a very creative and innovative person and my light dimmed this semester. What made it even harder for me was realizing I hadn’t been myself and not knowing exactly how to get back into the swing of things.

Thankfully now I am in a better headspace. I was getting lost in the sauce lol. Sometimes I still have moments where I kind of freak out when I realize all the work I have to do but I know I am capable of pulling through because I always do. I am thankful to have this class to look forward to.

sincerely,

stressed

What do I think of CT 101 so far?

At first I was bummed because I’d recently taken two classes with Professor Nelson and I knew I wouldn’t have any classes with her anymore.

I really enjoyed both classes I learn a lot. With this being I did really well. I was afraid that wouldn’t find other classes or professors that would be as interesting and motivating. It seems as the pandemic progresses my ability to remain is becoming more of a challenge.

Despite having these fear I log on without having any expectations and remained optimistic.

My first reaction was ” This profressor appears to be welcoming and informative”. As Professor Seslow continued to explain a bit about what the class is about and how things will go I knew that I am going to enjoy this class.

My Initial Reaction to CT 101

At first I was a little bummed because I’d recently taken two classes with Professor Nelson and I was afraid I wouldn’t come across a professor nor a class like hers anymore.

I really enjoyed both classes because they were interesting and I got chance to show my creativity on multiple occasions. With this being I did really well. As the pandemic progresses my ability to remain focused is becoming more of a challenge therefore the less interested I am the less motived I am.

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Despite having this fear I logged on without having any expectations and remained optimistic.

My first reaction was ” this Professor Seslow appears to be very welcoming and informative”. As Professor Seslow continued to explain a bit about what the class is about and how things are going to go I knew that I was going to enjoy the class.

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I am excited to see what my peers and I will create this semester! I am also looking forward to learning what Professor Seslow is going to teach us !

What Is Currently Making Ymacula Happy on the Internet

I am a big fan of YouTube. I love YouTube because it is a platform that is very diverse when it comes down to content. YouTube could be entertaining and informative. This week on Youtube I’ve been watching DIY videos. For valentines day I was surfacing the web for explosion boxes to gift my parents and boyfriend.

They were overpriced especially for something I can make by myself.  With this being I searched up some DIY explosion boxes up on Youtube. There were so many kinds. I bought the materials on Amazon. I made two for Valentine’s Day and one for my aunt’s 75th birthday all for the price of one.

I took pictures of the beginning process but then I got sidetracked …

   

After I completed the explosion box I added some pictures, stickers and butteries. The butterflies were able to fly out as soon as they open their boxes. They loved it.

The internet is a great resource for finding different alternatives. In the future I wish to improve on making explosion boxes and venture off into making other crafty things.