My online presence

My online presence is well…lacking. Sure, I have a Facebook, I have an Instagram, and I’m even starting to use read Twitter, but my rare social media posts aren’t exactly a fully accurate depiction of me. Truth is, I’ve had this WordPress account for over a year and this is my first post. My husband recently started his journey with The Iron Yard as a front-end developer. Along with his new knowledge of the science behind the computer screen is a new emphasis on the importance of an online presence, especially in our chosen computer-related fields. We’ve entered an age where only having a paper resume is like adding that you’re an “expert in Microsoft Word” under your list of skills. So, with the encouragement of my husband, it’s time to bite the bullet and make this glowing rectangle (aka computer screen) show the world my goodies.

What you can tell about me from my current online presence: I’m a girl, I’m a wife, I love my cats, sometimes I doodle, occasionally I’ll share with you some photo I’ve taken, my nephew is adorable, my Spotify playlists are to be envied, and I’m way better at “liking” than I am at commenting and posting.

What you can’t tell about me from my current online presence: I’m a graduate student at Texas State University working towards my MFA in Communication Design. I’m a graphic designer (a term that still gives me pause, but I’ll talk about that in a future post). I’m a photographer and do in fact have an online portfolio, however it’s severely dated and lacks all of the SEOs. I love art and all forms of it. Even though I haven’t practiced in years-I still consider myself a ballerina. I spend the majority of my spare time in the Creative Cloud and I want will make a career out of art, someday.

I graduated from college in 2008 and I just completed my first semester of grad school. It doesn’t take a genius to calculate the time gap there. After about 5 years in an unproductive 9 to 5 with a few contract projects to keep my design-mind distracted from the ticking time-bomb of a clock, I began to seriously crave higher learning. In late 2013, I made the life-changing decision to apply to schools in order to eventually gain the knowledge and skills necessary to make my dreams in design a reality. I remember the moment I found out that Texas State was going to give me a chance-I was in total disbelief. Suddenly, I saw the light at the end of the tunnel, my way out of the velvet-coffin that kept me pushing paper for 40 hours each week. All I see now is opportunity, and I’m never looking back.

This is real and this is happening.

Until next time (and yes, there will most certainly be a next time!)