Day 3: My Major of Choice

7:00 AM


 2014, Skylar Finn @Life of a Random. All images were created by me and may not be used without credit and permission. 

I probably completely freaked you out yesterday when I went through some hardcore lists, buuut today you can relax. You've completely, totally got this. Just like I learned that I can do this. 

Let me tell you a little story... when I was really little, my dad told me I had to know what I was going to do with the rest of my life by the time I was twelve. This freaked me out hugely. Looking back, I'm not sure if he was actually serious or just joking and serious little eight-year-old me couldn't tell. But it freaked me out. I didn't know what I wanted to do! Are you kidding? That's like the hardest question in the world, or it was for me.

When I turned twelve, I asked my dad if I still had to tell him what I wanted to do with my life and he said no I didn't. I was very ginormously relieved.

As time went on (aka high school years), I'd have a passing thought here and there, thinking that maybe I should start looking into different careers and see what interested me but I never really dug into it. I decided maybe I was a little interested in digital design. By senior year, I was in full-on panic mode again.

WHAT THE HECK. DO. I. WANT. TO. DO.

Gosh, that year was so stressful. Somehow, I narrowed it down to Computer Science and Graphic Design. I applied at some schools for Computer Science and some for Graphic Design (or the closest thing they had to that major).

But I'm sure the question you're asking is what did I actually decide to do in the end?

As of now, I'm studying at Tennessee Technological University for an Art, emphasis in Design (Digital), major.

I'm pretty happy with my decision. I love creating and I love art. I think it's going to be amazing to combine those two things and have a career in graphic design (the major I'm earning at my college is the closest thing they have to graphic design).

some photos I took for 2D

My current, biggest dream is to work for a publisher company (preferably fiction) as one of their cover designers. I'd also love to add it onto my blogging as a side business freelancing. Not so much for profit, but for fun! (But, yeah, profit it also a part of it ;))

    

I'm taking two major specific classes right now-- Digital Design and Two Dimensional Art. I enjoy both now even though their HUGE learning curve (especially for Digital Design) sometimes puts a damper on the whole "I love art!" thing. They're three hour classes soooo, yeah, they're long.

unfinished when pic was taken
       

The thing that scares me the most is spending four years on getting something that I'm not even sure will work. It's terrifying. But at the same time, I am working towards a goal.

I think that's the main thing, you know.

This is Skylar, blogging expert and future cover designer, signing out for now. ;)

Any specific questions about my major? Tell me about what you're planning on doing {for life *wiggles eyebrows*}  in the comments below. :) 

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4 comments

  1. Cover design? That's awesome! Covers are the life blood of books, because let's face it, everyone judges books by their covers.

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    1. Thanks! <3 They really are (and people definitely do judge books by their covers). To me it'd be the most amazing job in the world to give color and faces to stories.

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  2. Agh, I've gotten SO behind on reading posts and commenting (not to mention running my own blog)! I went back and read all of your posts, but to make life easier for me I'll only comment on this one. Essentially, I love your art and the topics you've been posting about. I also think it is really really awesome that you want to go into cover design and I am working on a post right now that talks about my opinion on passion vs profit careers so I'll save me thoughts on that for that post. Keep being awesome and learning all the things! <3

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    1. Aw it's okay, I forgive you because of the awesomeness of this comment ;) Thank you! I can't wait to see what you talk about. :)) You too <33 (Well, you're already awesome but you know...the "learning things" part)

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