Wednesday, August 4, 2010
Well, I now will finally have something to write about. When I first started this blog I didn't have anything to write about, but I was hoping that would change. I had had this idea, but I didn't know for sure everything would work out so I kept it a secret, from pretty much everybody. I told a few people what I was planning on doing, but I didn't want to make a big announcment on facebook or anywhere until I had finalized everything. But now, everything is finished and I made the big "Facebook Announcment" so all that's left is the details. What? You're one of the last remaining people on earth that doesn't have a facebook page, and you have no idea what I'm talking about? I'M GOING BACK TO SCHOOL! I finalized everything yesterday. I went in to take the placement test, and while I thought I did poorly in the math section, the girl who started me out in getting my class schedule put together took one look at the test and said, "Wow! These scores are amazing! Congratulations!" I still say I did bad in the math, but if she thought it was amazing, I'm not going to argue with her. I suppose you're now wondering what I wanted to go back to school for. Or maybe you're not, since it's no secret that I have always loved art. That was my original reason for going into multimedia/graphic design at ITT Tech. I loved art, I liked computers, computers seemed to be "Where the money was at" so I decided to combine the two and go to school for that. Obviously this could only lead to piles and piles of money, right? Right! Only the piles and piles of money were all piles and piles of money that I owed for the education that never got me a job. So the past three years have been spent working at grocery stores and a nursing home, trying to pay off the debt. This was getting me nowhere. I still didn't feel like I knew enough to be good at anything, and there was still so much more "Art Stuff" that I wanted to learn, and emptying millions of unfinished glasses of thickened cranberry juice every day is not really my cup of tea. (Translation: I wanted out of that nursing home!) I started my plan of escape when Jared's previous girlfreind started at home photography classes. I asked her about them and I started looking into that, but eventually I realized that the best course of action would just be to get a well rounded education in art in general before leaping into one specialty. The next thing that happened was that I got a raise at Hy-Vee. One of the girls I worked with in the bakery told me I should ask to move up front instead of the bakery, that way I could get more hours than I was getting there. They had too many people in the bakery, so I was only getting about one day a week. Two tops. So I asked, and got moved. A raise + more days at Hy-Vee = Good-by Elm Crest! Then my brother Joel applied at Iowa Western, I decided that the best thing to do would just be to do what he was doing. Iowa Western had a good art program, and they included photography in with their other classes. Now that I had quit Elm Crest, it would be much easier to manage my schedule at Hy-Vee with a school schedule, so I started looking into applying for myself. I think I got in just under the wire, because they told me that yesterday that the deadline for financial aide was the day before, so I'm lucky I started when I did. Classes start on August 23rd, so you can look forward to updates as I begin my quest to become the next Da Vinci!