I am not going to lie that this class intimidated the heck out of me at first. I mean the first time I heard about this class and the horror stories was during registration. My advisor told me this course takes a lot of time and commitment. Then after reading the syllabus I immediately had a nervous breakdown thinking I couldn't do it. I believe I am a very engaging and creative individual, and this course welcomes both those traits. I like how this course is very open and honest about the idea of asking for help. I am a huge proponent of if you don’t know how to do something; ask someone.
Dr. Strange was very open and honest the first day of class by outlining the program and the expectations of it. My fears of this class are that I won’t be able to handle the workload or that I will have a panic attack. Also, the creative part of my brain will suddenly turn off, and I will fall into despair. I believe exercising daily and eating healthy and thinking positive are good things for the soul. My aspirations for this class are working hard and asking for help when I need it. I have never had a class like this before. The computer class I took in high school didn’t educate me about technology or feed my creativity.
I believe the most difficult part of EDM310 would be improving my time management skills. I have never had an issue with turning in assignments on time, and I definitely don't want to start now. I wouldn't call myself a procrastinator, but I sometimes wait to the last minute to do my assignments. I have to discipline myself to get my assignments turned in on time. Another difficulty I could face is that I am not all that computer savvy. I can address that problem by educating myself through educational videos and asking questions.
I don't have any questions that I need to be answered at the moment, but I definitely won't hesitate to ask. I am excited about embarking on this journey in EDM310, and although I know the road may be painful at times, you just have to weather the storm. I will always live by the words Jimmy Valvano said during the 1993 ESPYS.