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Getting my Creativity On

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This fall I am taking a few classes at a community college but it’s more about getting my creativity quota filled. After over a year working in a corporate setting I want to do something fun, more me. Hence why went back to school and using it as a stepping stone to Barcelona.

I am taking black and white film photography. Anyone that knows me, understands that I enjoy photography but I haven’t had any formal training or knowledge. It’s just a gut feeling and having a ‘natural eye’. While that might be the case I want to grow that talent. I want more than just having an eye and more than just a casual hobby. I have a digital SLR but this class with deal with regular SLR. Yeah, I’m going old school, processing film in a real dark room, making negatives, etc.

Another class that I’m taking and I am very, very excited for is US in the 20th century, which is really a post WWII to present history class. I cannot start to explain how happy it makes me that I was able to add that class because there usually isn’t such a thing as a present history class. And so many things that happen then are still relevant and explain our situation today.

The last but not least of my creative classes will be advance Recording Arts. This class deals with psycho acoustics and the science behind audio recording and building a studio. I have had informal training in this field but I want to learn more about it.

I was going to be taking a business, advance marketing, but have decided not to. While I am good at the whole business thing on a personal level. I come to the realization, I don’t like it as a career. Yeah I was good at it, but that mainly because I devoted a lot of time on it and expected nothing but the best out of my own work. I have started to notice that I can do a lot of things, very well. This mainly due to my working habits. I don’t like to do things half-assed. I do them to the best of my abilities…. Sometimes even above that. While getting a business degree would mean I could work in that field, it not something I want to do.

I want to do something creative, freeing, something that involves art, music.

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