My journey at Full Sail began when I enrolled to study the Music Production program. That is when I discovered that I was more passionate about writing lyrics than composing a song. I cared more about the way words expressed a thought or idea than how the notes were arranged.
I had always thought I wanted to be a songwriter and performer. I grew up matching the vocals of my favorite R&B greats like Mary J. Blige and Faith Evans. As the boundaries of media expanded, I realized that it wasn’t so unique to be a white girl with a soulful voice, and I had to dig deeper to discover where my true talents lie.
Not too long ago, I watched a presentation on the new Media Communications Degree and felt an urge to take a closer look. One of my non negotiable goals is to complete a bachelor’s degree, and I consider the Media Communications Bachelors Degree to be a good match to combine my passion for music, for writing and my desire to reach the world with my ideas.
Because of that I made the leap of faith and enrolled into the Online Media Communications Degree. I knew it would be a challenge since I work 45 plus hours, have a teen-child at home, have a puppy- child (Nala, aka Nalz Mahalz, pictured below) and a saltwater tank full of exotic fish. So far, I have been able to manage tasks before me.
Because of that I have had to learn time management and change priorities. I don’t know why I bought an annual pass to Universal a month before I knew I was starting school. But I did. I haven’t had any time to go. I hope that I will get some use out of it this year. Maybe there will be a class project that I could tie into a day at the theme park.
Because of that I haven’t had a lot of fun since I started classes. I guess I can’t have my cake and eat it too. I am determined to finish this program, no matter what. There will be long nights in front of a computer finishing assignments and that’s my fun for now. I have to remind myself that I have started and there will be no turning back. I was lacking motivation in my life.
Until finally, I was earning all A’s on my work and getting great feedback on my assignments. “Great Original Ideas!” “Not many people earned a 100 on this assignment, but you did!”
And ever since I decided to pursue my passion for media my belief in what I am capable of has increased. I know that if I set aside the right amount of time and make a serious effort, I could win here at Full Sail. I have been chasing a Bachelors degree since 1995. It excites me when I realize that very soon, I will have reached one of my most elusive goals.
To create this WordPress blog post, I used some of the images in my iPhoto Library, Microsoft Word to create the document and the Full Sail Live image was courtesy of http://www.songkick.com/venues/1124031-full-sail-live.