When I realized there would be a project in this class, my head started spinning with ideas. I’ve always been a fairly indecisive person, so having this many options makes it difficult for me to choose just one! For me, making a decision usually involves at least three different choices – there’s what I should do, what I feel obligated to do, and what I want to do. Rarely do the three ever coincide!
So, here I stand at a fork in the road:
What I should do – It never hurts to have a personal portfolio site ready and available. Whether I’m looking for a job, seeking out internships, or applying to grad school – this could be a leg up on the competition. I’m visualizing an online multimedia resume and portfolio experience! I would include a list of work experience, transcript information, and a portfolio of writing samples, photography, and videos I’ve produced. Links to articles written about me, my LinkedIn page, etc., would also be included.
What I feel obligated to do – The non-profit that I work for has been waffling back and forth about starting a mental health blog for some time now. It would be a logical choice to use this project as an opportunity to start the blog. Essentially, I’d be killing two birds with one stone – getting school credit for something I’ll probably end up doing anyway and doing it at no expense to my employer, leaving my paid time for things that are more of a priority.
What I want to do – Sometimes you just want to let go of the logical choices and have some fun! I’m not sure exactly what this would entail yet, but a few ideas I’ve tossed back and forth are: a Seattle travel/events blog; a “Getting to Know” blog about North Seattle small businesses; or a 365 project of either photos (like Kathy’s), music/videos that get stuck in my head, or anecdotes about my day.
Decisions, decisions. What to do, what to do!?!