Happiness and Joy

Happy and satisfied,

I’ve had a great day.

I’m heading to bed

With a smile on my face.

Happiness be my shadow,

And follow me to bed.

Play with my dreams

Any fears you’ll shed.

I wake with a smile,

Happiness and joy in my head.

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What a Week!

This week for me has been quite busy. If I am being honest, I am still working on prioritizing and managing my time. However, I was able to meaningfully engage in the activities in which I shared some of my thoughts and interests in a creative manner on the assignments posted. I really enjoyed the prompts in the Assignment Bank. I think my favorite post this week would have to be the “Live Your Life” post. In this specific post, I feel that I was able to connect more due to the song being one of my favorites. Even though I was only able to complete two Daily Creates, I really appreciated that these mini assignments help increase my ability to be creative by encouraging me to think outside the box more. This week, I have tried to increase my participation by actually taking the time to comment, read and analyze my classmate’s posts.

Granger and Weasley??

Ron and Hermoine — that’s a tough sell in my opinion. There was no chemistry, and the romance was nonexistent. The little childish arguments/squabbles were more akin to the disagreements between siblings not would be lovers.

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The gif represents the awkwardness and childishness that was present in the Harry Potter series between the two characters, Ron Weasley and Hermoine Granger.

Moonlit

It’s not always what one sees in a photo that has the greatest impact on the viewer. Sometimes, it is what is just outside of shot, obviously not included, but forces the mind to create the story. Just as the moon is shadowed by the tree and cloud cover, the guest at this soirée are cloaked by darkness, shrouded in mystery. I invite you to imagine the guests with their happy faces swaying to the sounds of light music in the background with only the moon hiding behind the trees to bear witness to the evening’s festivities.

Live your Life!

Live your life! You’re free; be free! I feel that this song is very positive, uplifting and is fitting for this class, as we are tackling these assignments while simultaneously exploring employment opportunities and participating in other meaningful activities. This song reminds us to ignore the haters and any other source of negativity that does not help us make progress. Be the best version of yourself! Strive to reach your full potential! Live your life!

Weekly Summary

To be completely honest, this week’s assignments were challenging. I was required to utilize numerous platforms, some of which I was familiar and others that were completely new to me. I am by nature fairly reserved and fond of my privacy. While completing these assignments, I have felt like I have been walking along the perimeter of the box in which I typically spend the majority of my time. So far, I have enjoyed learning how to navigate various digital platforms. I know I have much to learn but still feel a sense of accomplishment.  

Goals

 If the assignments this week are any indication, this course will help me increase my level of engagement and understanding of numerous internet/digital platforms. By the end of this course, I hope to be able to move fluidly between them improving my overall ability to communicate effectively in a digital world (while maintaining my preferred level of privacy and personal exposure). 

Blog Ross

In “Blaze of Color,” Bob Ross manipulates light to give life to what started out as a black canvas. Though Bob Ross uses paints and brushes to create a beautiful landscape, it is the words spoken simultaneously with each stroke that tells the story of his creation. The work itself is proof of the journey, but it is the journey itself that defines the work. The finished product is a testament to the true meaning of possibility. Bob Ross used gentle words and soft spoken encouragement to encourage and direct viewers to practice or “play with it” so that one can achieve “unbelievable things” once turned “loose on the world.” With the use of gentle persuasion and thoughtful brush strokes, Bob Ross inspires viewers to fully embrace one’s passion. Imagine it, visualize it, then do it.

Introduction!

Hi, welcome to my blog!  

This summer, I focused on surrounding myself with things that make me smile. Specifically, music that has a happy vibe. When I needed a little motivation to get moving, I hit play on my top 10. 

The view from the hill – one of the many sites I was able to enjoy as I walked, hiked, and just enjoyed spending time taking in and taking advantage of the natural beauty in my area. 

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Click the video below to meet Carrie!

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