I have finished my e-portfolio, the final project for graduation. I am excited, to say the least. It took me two and half months to write about seventy-five pages and collect class assignments from the past two years. In all, the process was a good one as it had me reflect on my time at San Jose State University and the education I received. A thesis may have been my first option, but the e-portfolio allowed for me to really think about the information profession as a whole and in the end that was a much better option for me. I needed to be reminded about why I chose to be in this field, and where I want to go.
So where do I want to go next? I am interested in pursuing a career in archives — specifically digital preservation. Not immediately, but I am considering another degree, but this time one in English Literature. While studying preserving our digital culture, I became fascinated with “humanities” — that one word that encompasses so much of our culture now. But first, it’s Brian’s turn to be in school. And I’m ever so ready for a break.
Turned in my first assignment for summer school. I think this is the first time in my life that I am taking summer school. It started literally in the middle of the last week of the Spring Semester. But in the end, I am starting another semester of grad school. Sigh. I can’t wait to be done.
I’ve learned about managing time better — making sure I get home, make dinner, and do laundry as needed. Maybe even clean the house. But I’m still worn out. Things I’d like to do if I weren’t in school right now:
6. Take care of those last unpacked boxes (though I’m scared that I’ll finish unpacking those last two boxes only in timem to move again).
Soon (December 22, 2010 – yes, there’s a date now!). With better skill, I find that I am slowly doing all these things now. I have tomatoes and basil on my patio outside, with seedlings for spinach, lettuce, and zucchini inside. And I do crochet more, with my second blanket almost finished. It will just be nice to not have to be tied to something else. Though I know I’ll miss school once it is finished.
On another note, we just celebrated our one year anniversary! Can’t believe it’s already been a year. Still loving him. Still loving it. Can’t wait for what else is in store. Even being in the midst of education, life happens. I just make sure I don’t miss it. I need to remember the moments of playing Rummy, eating good food, having good conversations over tea, and walking in the hills close to our home. For classes and school only become overwhelming when I forget that life is still happening. It’s all a matter of what I am choosing to remember.