Tuesday, January 6, 2009

a very exciting prospect

I have been doing a lot of thinking lately. I really like my job but I don't like the way it seems to consume all other parts of my life. For example, the husband and I have been considering the adoption of a canine companion for, I don’t know, 7 years now? I think this is as good a time as any. But that isn’t what this post is about (sorry to disappoint you).

I want to take a photography class at the community college. Old school, film SLR, black and white, enlargers, chemicals, the smell of fixer in the morning (or evening, as it were), the whole bit. I was actually feeling reluctant about talking to my career counselor about this. This troubles me on several levels: 1) I wasn’t sure I could take on JUST ONE extracurricular activity outside of work ONE night a week and 2) I felt the need to discuss it with my career counselor before enrolling. That’s when I knew I had to do it.

So I enrolled today! (yes, I still discussed it with my career counselor - just to cover my bases) I had to declare a major or else they wouldn’t let me take courses for credit (what the heck?) so I felt a little silly putting that I had a Masters in Accounting but was now pursuing an AA degree in Art with a Photography focus but, heck, whatever gets me in the class. Plus, it sets me up to take Intro to Digital Photography and Color Photography as well as Photo II in the future.

I’ll let you know how it goes. Hopefully I’m dedicated enough to scan all my negatives and post digital versions of my favorites as I go.

Wish me luck! I need to go buy schoolish things like notebooks and binders (and film and photo paper and negative sleeves).


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