Sunday, June 8, 2014

Final post

1. Overall, what is your opinion of 20 Time based on YOUR experience in class?

I think it's an interesting concept but it was a lot to juggle between other school work and I think I set my goals way too high

2. What are some aspects of 20 Time that you think should be adjusted for students next year?

They should have the freedom to change their project as many times as needed

3. What are some aspects of 20 Time that should NOT be changed for students next year?

The ability to pick whatever project they would like
 
4. Is 20 Time something that more students should do in school? Please explain why or why not.

I think it should be separate from the HAL class I think it's should be it's own semester long class because I felt we rushed through a lot of our curriculum this year due to losing one day a week dedicated to 20 time

5. What advice would you give to students who are doing 20 Time next year?

Don't lose motivation and do not procrastinate because you will only feel worse about yourself.

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Post 22

This next week is going to be crazy busy. I'm preparing for a poetry slam all the way up in Mackinac so I won't have much time to practice my slides. But as soon as that's out of the way I will be practicing my presentation non stop. I can't believe it's almost over. I'm now on the set design crew for the ted x event which is cool. A bit overwhelming, but cool.  I'm really excited about my topic for the presentation and I think it will go really well. Just to remind you I am talking about self discovery.  It's a topic I have come to be pretty passionate about so the presentation should be pretty lively and energetic.

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Post 21

Spring Break was quite busy for me this week. I am playing a gig with my band this Friday and it was kind of short notice so we've been working really hard. We practiced for nearly six hours every day this week! I also am fighting a cold at the moment which put me in bed for a day. So nothing 20 time related got completed this week. However I am planning on writing a song based off one of my poems I wrote for my creative writing class. It's called Angels Bowling. I have an idea of what chords I want to use (on the ukulele) but nothing is completely pieced together. I am hoping to start constructing my presentation soon.  I have a rough draft started in my evernote journal so I will use that and add on to it.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Post 20

I spent my entire weekend writing a full short story for my creative writing class, which is why this is being posted late.  Because of this I did not get anything done. I have however decided that I am going to print out my poems and give them to my guitar teacher this weekend.  I am hoping he might be able to take my "lyrics" and put some music to them.  I am really looking forward to collaborating with my teacher.

This has nothing to do with the project but it is related to my musical "career" if you will; my friend Hannah and I were thinking of creating a youtube channel this summer and making cover videos. We've put together a list of songs we'd like to do and everything so it is very exciting. Nothing is set in stone yet but it will likely be a weekly thing.  I really hope we end up doing it because it would challenge me to learn a new song every week and further develope my singing skills.  My guitar skills are pretty well developed already but singing is what I really need to work on so I can have the "full package."

Friday, March 21, 2014

Post 19

So at the start of second semester, I entered the creative writing class taught by Mr. Campion and Mr. Budday (Tom). Every week we are required to write a poem and since then, my creative gears have not stopped turning I have been writing poem after poem after poem.  It has been so long since I've written poetry and now that I'm back into it, I can't turn off the flowing creativity. I was up until TWO IN THE MORNING the other night writing ideas for poems down and I'm hoping that with this new creative burst I could possibly turn some of my poems into songs.

I love the feeling of being filled with new ideas that never stop coming to me. I think because it has been so long since I've written poetry, it is all coming through now and the feeling is intoxicating.  I am actually reading at a poetry slam on Saturday and I am really excited.  I've been working with Tom after school to rework some of my poems.  Hopefully this will break my fear of opening myself up to people, because just like songs, poems are very personal.  I am very excited for this and am really happy that I am back into writing.  I'm hoping to get songs out of it as well so I am very very happy.  I know I'm getting a bit of a late start on writing, but I am excited for the possibility that I will have more than one song by June.

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Post 18

I have taken a break from my Poe essay that will never get finished.

I really like the idea of having to write these blogs every other week from now on because I agree with those who suggested it, I didn't have something to say every single week...however the idea of getting up in front of he class and telling them what i have been doing for my project does not excite me in the least.  I am really going to be focusing more on writing my speech from now on and I'm not sure that's "talk in front of the class-worthy" I don't want to talk about my speech yet. I'm not ready to discuss it in front of people yet. It's still in the making.  The only thing I'd have to say would be two or three sentences summarizing my speech. 

Anywho, I am leaving for Nashville, Tennessee on Thursday and staying for the weekend. Maybe I can get some musical inspiration while I'm down there.

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Post 17

The seventeenth post...wow. It seems like such aarge number. I guess it's time i should review my twenty time.  

My favorite thing about 20 time would definitely be the amount of self discovery it helped me accomplish.  I have always held self discovery to be very important to me because I think if you don't know who you are...how are you going to make it in the world (there will be more on self discovery in my speech!!). 

My least favorite thing about 20 time wpuld be the amount of procrastination I did. Iam ashamed of myself actually. I had more than enough time to get six songs written. Though I am kind of proud that I managed to write at least half of one song, it made me realize how easy it was and that I was only talking myself into thinking it was going to be very hard. That's the worst part, I got inside my own head and that caused me to remain at a stand still.  

Ultimately I think 20 time has been an amazing experience for me and I am very happy to have learned so much about myself.