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hate, pt 2.

Yeah, so, last night’s post came after I had spent about 3.5 hours working on this webpage in Dreamweaver. When I first started this class, I was really digging learning some real HTML and thought to myself, “I could do this for a living and be some kind of writer/designer hybrid!”

Seven weeks later, everything has picked up speed considerably and I am seriously dog-paddling just to keep up. And now I’m a little despondent about my career options. Like, seriously, what CAN I do? Granted, this isn’t a class dedicated to web design and I’m sure if I really wanted to learn it I could find some better training.

And that actually gave me some comfort. See, during our lectures for this course, we learn about research methods and in the lab we learn HTML because the course is one big project: redesigning a website for a client. But since we don’t go over HTML in the lectures, it’s really like two separate classes (at least for now). So in reality I’m taking three classes this semester. Plus working full-time, plus freelance writing on the side, plus having a family.

It’s a bit much. And I don’t think it’s surprising that I’m overwhelmed and having a hard time.

And I don’t think the goal of the course is to become a web design expert in 12 weeks. At least I hope not. I just hope that my final redesign suggestions aren’t like, “How about a white background with some black 12 pt Times New Roman text and a vertical unordered list of links? No pics. It’ll be so minimal and such a throwback, everyone will be stunned by it’s brilliance!”

What? I can bullshit. Did I mention that the other class that I’m taking this semester is in marketing and PR? Next week we’re learning how to sell ribs to ladies in white gloves. Honest!

Of course, I toy with the idea of dropping a class, but at this point I’ve already done half of the work and I would need to take either class over again at some point. So I’m miserably resigned to sticking with both (or all three, however you look at it) and am just praying that I can still pull off some decent grades.

Luckily, my standards for decent grades are relatively low. I’m perfectly happy with Bs, though I will admit to becoming somewhat A-obsessed since being at this school, which is just chock full of people who just freak the fuck out at an A minus. Honestly, I don’t see how anyone with that mindset can enjoy life, but whatever.

What are you doing this weekend? Wanna hang aht?

4 comments to hate, pt 2.

  • OK, your throwback design idea made me laugh out loud. I say go for it. I’d be completely sunk in any sort of web design class.

  • I had classes like that in grad school too. They suck but you have to take them so just keep your head down and keep marching along. You’ll be done in no time. I promise. Good luck. I’d like to learn that website stuff too but fear I would be as bad at it as I was at economics!

  • i enjoy life just fine and would freak out over an A-.

    actually, every semester i tried to convince myself that it wouldn’t be the end of the world, but it’s sorta like your virginity, once the 4.0 is gone, it’s never coming back.

  • “but it’s sorta like your virginity, once the 4.0 is gone, it’s never coming back.”

    hahaha, well that makes sense. especially since I never had any emotional attachment to my virginity.

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