I woke up at 7 a.m. on Oct. 17, 2011, and swore I would never enroll in an 8 a.m. class again. Later that day, I walked into my J2150 lecture just in time to hear that the first class of my convergence sequence starts at 8 a.m. on Jan. 17, 2012. I then accepted that I would be sleep-deprived for the rest of my college career.
That was a bit dramatic. I’m actually very excited to delve into my sequence next semester. I’m also nervous. Amy Simons made J4804 sound like it would be the most difficult class ever. I imagine it must be challenging to alternate weeks of working in newsrooms and turning in major multimedia projects. But I will gladly accept that challenge if it means I am able to do interesting work.
In addition to working on the types of projects I want to be working on, I’m excited to go into my sequence because the people around me will also be excited. I’m sick of sitting in J2150 and hearing complaints from Strat Comm students who insist that the class is a complete bore and waste of time. I want to work with people who are interested in what we’re doing. I feel like that kind of enthusiasm and dedication will make the workload more tolerable.
What I love about 4804 is that I’ll get to work in several newsrooms, rather than slave away in one newsroom all semester. I am especially excited to work at Newsy.