Mid-Semester Reflection

How am I doing in CT101? What grade do I believe I am maintaining?
Well currently it isn’t the middle of the semester anymore, but without a doubt my i still have a response prepared as to how i am doing. I am currently a couple weeks past due on this assignment and recovering from some personal illnesses. I just barely recently finished my graduation exit paper but I feel a ton of weight lifted off my shoulders.

While I still have a few other assignments on my to due list that I have to catch up to I am honestly glad that they mainly pertain to this class. In correlation to my current grade in this class I believe knowing the current works missing my grade isn’t one to be proud of.

What have I learned the most? What is my greatest learned asset in this class so far?

In all honesty the thing I learned the most was the creation of Gifs. The world is currently still struggling to survive from the Pandemic so school is still mainly virtual. I feel the greatest asset i reacquired from this class was communication and laughter. I’ve never made a Gif before. I only watched and enjoyed other people’s work. Throughout this pandemic I’ve been plagued with homework and papers, draining me from happiness and socialization. While i have learned a ton it’s refreshing to actually be given homework based on our feelings, emotions and joys. 

What skills have I developed , cultivated and displayed regularly in my posts?

There are a couple of skills I’ve developed and flourished within this class including Hyperlinking, GIF creation and image reformatting. While all these skills may seem fairly noobish, I never knew how to do this. I used to think cropping an image was all there really was to reformatting, oh how i was wrong. There is alignment, different resolution through file extensions, linking that image to other media, scaling etc. There is definitely a lot I may be forgetting, but this knowledge only grows, allowing me to build on the little skills I’ve learned. 

How do I assess my performance through self-reflection in this class?

If i had to assess my performance, i think i’m fairly catching up just not there yet. I think the best is yet to come, so i don’t think assessing my performance just yet would be sufficient. I think I can best unveil my potential and development through the website creation we are currently working on. There I will have work that is more presentable and enjoyable to the viewers. 

What do I know now that I did not know before taking this class?

Previously mentioned i now know how to format Images, create various Gifs, navigate the commons, and customize/ publish web media. 

Do I see my weekly blogging work expanding creatively? If so, please explain –  or am I stuck in a loop where my posts seem to look the same most of the time, how will I change that?

I will not be satisfied until I see my blogging creatively evolving. My goal is to project my visions and artwork onto another mind that can enjoy viewing it and be inspired. I do not feel I am even close to that level of blogging yet but I think I can take the next step by evaluating and following dreams that i used to love, some of which died when starting my academic career. To list a few, I recently found a love in overlanding; where I would use my own off road recreational camping vehicle to scale untraveled terrain and share my experience of outdoor cooking, nature, and sights through blogging and media.

Hyperlinked is the link to the video above, it’s a really good over landing video.

Moreover I used to really enjoy painting, and there are some days I have spare time to kill, so why not? Simply finding who I am and what keeps the flame in me going can evolve my blogging.