When it rains, it pours. And because it’s Oregon weather, it rains for several months on end.
I wound up getting VERY busy over the last two months. College has a tendency to do that. The good news is that I have been refining my writing skills, and branching out. The bad news is that it’s been two months (almost a whole term at my university) where I have not written anything here.
I branched out into fiction. Since high school started, I focused only on non-fiction. This includes things like literary analysis, and science papers. In college, I focused more on writing technical documents. However, I did take some fiction writing classes before I declared myself a writing minor. Now, I plan on taking more. In fact, I might even post some of my favorite assignments into a portfolio and share it with my readers!
I also got hired onto a new job. This job is through SNAP-Ed, so instead of recruiting people to sign up for SNAP benefits, I am assisting in developing materials to publish online for those who need it, or are interested. I’ve only JUST started working there, but so far so good.
I’ve also been working on three video projects all at once. This was a HUGE time-sink. One of the videos I had to do completely. I really did not care for this one. I started to run out of time, and had to rush it a bit. It probably does not help that I am not super confident with video editing. The second one I liked better. I got to work with a group of three other people. We made an instructional video for the university’s food service explaining why it’s important to check meat temperatures, and how to properly do so. The last one has been the biggest time-sink of them all, as the project has spanned almost this entire year. This one is an educational video on the changes to the Nutrition Facts panel that is happening in the summer of 2018. We wanted to ensure all the information was accurate, and that the video was entertaining enough, while incorporating enough classroom materials for the videos to supplement a lecture. This one has been fun!
So what is the future of The Nutrition Punk? Right now, I am working. This takes less time than classes, so I definitely plan on blogging WAY more. Once next school year begins, I will probably have to be away from my blog intermittently to wrap up my last year at university, and to work on getting my materials together for a post-college life.