I took on a third job this week, and it is certainly full-time! I entered the ds106 world and am not looking back. At first I wasn’t sure I could handle all of the work, in addition to my other two jobs, but I got through this week and am looking forward to expressing myself again next week.
The first section of the week prompted me to complete 15 stars of video assignments. At first, I thought, “What in the world am I going to do? I can’t share but so much of my life with other people”. However, I took a deep breath and found the perfect assignments to share all aspects of my life that I can and want to share. The first one that I completed is the “Name that Book!” assignment. I rightfully chose to use the novel that my book club has just started reading. I found the ideal images to represent the book’s title in a short 6-second Vine. The next assignment is the “Where Do You Want To Go?” prompt, which was bittersweet to complete, because it makes me sad that I will likely never be able to go to Harvard, but it also makes me feel hopeful that I will get to visit Cambridge, Massachusetts one day. Then came time to delve in deeper, as I picked movie scenes that have changed my life. The assignment, “Movie Scenes That Have Changed our Lives” , really gives me some insight into my own life, as I see why I became the person I am today. In order to round out these assignments, I completed the “Special Person Montage”. Since I do not have many people in my life who could fit in here, I decided to complete this video about my best guy friend, Storm. He is an amazing cat (yes, my best friend is a cat) who is more like family to me. I loved making this video, and we even watched it together last night, after a meeting with a client’s husband . These assignments truly provide an outlet for creativity that has been bottled up for a very long time.
The next task for the week was an unusual one. I was asked to partake in an interview. The four interviewers put me in a very compromising position, by the questions that they asked, but I obliged and was very cooperative, in order to avoid suspicion. They even published my interview on a newscast called One on One: Julia James. I am trying not to psych myself out about the strangeness of this request, but it is very hard. I don’t have anything to worry about, I hope!
Reunited and it feels so good! Peaches and Herb’s lyrics are the definition of my reconnection with Edie Waz, Sylvia Stone, and Margaret Pinault. The MaNOIRpulators are back, baby! And they are back with a vengeance. We decided to combine our expertise again, for some agency that the heads of ds106 are forming. I don’t know what the task is yet, but I know our agency will be on top of things, like always!
The Daily Creates for this week were simply to die for! They were a wonderful way to express myself and release some stress after long workdays and sometimes during them. I took a breakfast selfie of the cutest bagel I have ever seen. It was a shame to eat it! Next, I accepted the challenge to draw Batman in 15 seconds. I actually surprised myself with how much I was able to draw of him, and it actually looked somewhat accurate. Finally, I created some bangin’ tree art from a photo I took on the way home from the law firm. The color scheme looks like my closet. So cute!
I decided to explore this week and came across some awesome work from people in the ds106 world. Who knew that so many people participate in this?! I commented on Barbara’s post, Brianna’s post, Erin’s post, Amanda’s post, Amy’s post, another one of Brianna’s posts, Brenda’s post, Edith’s post, Phoenix’s post, and Stephen’s post.
The final task was an opportunity for extra credit, and it was actually the first thing that I did this week. I tuned in to a special radio show on Monday night at 9:00 PM. I came home early from the law firm just for this show and it didn’t start until about 9:30 PM. This was unfortunate, because I was supposed to meet my new client, Brenda, at 10:30 PM. Luckily, I was able to postpone, because I really wanted that extra credit. The show was worth waiting for, and I enjoyed interacting with my peers in ds106. Check out some of the tweets that I sent out during the show:
Well, that’s it for my first week at my third job in ds106. I thoroughly enjoyed the experience and just may have made a few friends (or at least acquaintances).