Well, I thought I would take come coding classes to brush up (read: learn) coding skills. My adviser said I didn’t really need to learn to code for school. I still think it’s a good idea, so I think I will hit CodeAcademy for HTML and CSS early next month.
I’m working on five goals now:
- Reacquaint myself (read: actually learn how to use) Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and MAYBE Dreamweaver.
- Get my portfolio website up to snuff
- Get an acceptable resume into the career center
- Learn Blackboard – the system for online classes.
- Review HTML and CSS
Online class materials will be available in early August. No word yet on when book selections will be available.
I found a few old Adobe Classroom books I had on the shelf. I’ve also looked into a few at the library too. However, I’m also looking into Lynda.com – a division of LinkedIN. I get free access through the university. There are tons of online classes, videos, and even career-track training.
What I really need to prep is my sleep schedule. I need to get up earlier if only to do laundry and read my devotions. I’m not a morning person (unless I’m going to the race track), my bed is very comfy and, more often than not, I wake up tight in the arms of my hot Latin lover. It doesn’t get much better than that! However, with the long commute, I need to start getting up early now to get used to it.
I guess this is my first lesson in grad school priorities. Nothing will get done unless I carve out a specific time.