Blogspiration – February

THIS POST IS LATE! But I’m not letting it deter me from my goal and that is to continue writing blog posts, regardless if I am on time or not. Why? I have to build consistency some how. I also need to learn not to stop when I fail to reach my expectation. It’s so easy to say, ‘I missed this month so I’ll start again next month.” This is exactly what happened last year so this year,  it doesn’t matter, I am writing them regardless. As this post is for February, this month is to be about love. For this Blogspiration, I wanted to share why (even though, I’m only in my second semester) I love the program I am currently in, Media Communications.

For quite some time, I had a feeling I wouldn’t stay in the same job or field for the my whole life. I was always interested in different things and always bounced around doing different things. I wasn’t great at drawing but I do love making random sketches. I love writing stories and songs. I used to make up choreography and mimic choreography from music videos. As you can see a lot of different things.  However since I was only confident in administrative work, I never really branched far from there.

When I started my business it was actually because of a group of friends that wanted to start a business.  They basically needed an online presence. What they needed was something that I was interested in and was thinking that they would be great for portfolio stuff even if they weren’t able to pay me. They needed a website, social media, and images taken of their products.  I wanted to do that for them and then I thought why couldn’t I do this for someone else too.  So I decided that I wanted to make an official business out of it. I didn’t think it would have been so hard to promote when I didn’t have that much experience and didn’t feel confident. Even the company I had been working with didn’t seem to making much of a move and time just wasn’t on our side.

Since I didn’t feel the motivation to work on my own after a day of working full time, I made the jump to go back to school full time. When I was at work, I was debating on whether to just find a new job or to go back to school. I knew I wanted something that allowed me to work with photography, videography, graphic design, web design, and social media. At the time, it would be hard to get hired doing those jobs because of my experience level. While searching, I came across Humber College’s Media Communications. From my knowledge, it was still fairly a new program which was why I had never came across it before but also it may have been that I was just really interested in taking Music Business at the time. When I saw the courses it had, I thought this was perfect. It had basically had all the courses that related to what I wanted my business to have even though they were different services.

While the strike did have an impact on our studies, I was very driven not drop out. I knew that after first semester would be better because we would have a lot more hands on items to work on that we can use in the real world. I also knew the courses would be more focused on my program. Six or seven weeks in, we have already worked on two short videos, 3 different photo shoots, assignments to help brand ourselves and a lot more. This semester I will focus more on my brand and content to show on Instagram or Facebook. It had me really thinking what my brand should be. It has been awhile since I had felt satisfied by the work I was making and making me more confident. I can confidently say that I am a lot better at using a DSLR camera. I can positively say that I am more confident in the terminology used when doing video shoot or photo shoot. I love seeing things I create come to life. I love Media Communications because it brought back my love for creativity.

Til the next time!

Ren

Edited: April Waddell

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