Thursday, September 18, 2008

Once upon a time...

To my most faithful readers, do you recognize this person?

Once upon a time, there was a little girl who volunteered to preach the sermon, at church, for Children's Sunday. I have no idea what she was going to say, but when they asked for volunteers for the service, that was what she volunteered to do. She was offered the job of "Reader #1," instead.

Once upon a time, there was a preteen who interviewed - with the school principal - for admissions to a small private school. When he asked her what her talents were, she told him, "Well, I talk real well."

Once upon a time, there was a high schooler who fell in love with Shakespeare.

Once upon a time, there was a college student earning her degree in English.

Once upon a time, there was a mom who loved to read to her children.

Once upon a very recent time, there was an employee looking for a new direction and drooling over eyeing the available press secretary position in the Office of the Lieutenant Governor.

Coming soon (hopefully) - a Master of Arts in Communication from Johns Hopkins University with a concentration in _______ (Public and Media Relations, Political Communication, or Digital Technologies - which one?).

By the way, I think that I'll take this class (see below) during session one year.

480.630 Essential Skills in Digital Media Literacy
This course teaches students how to become effective at creating, accessing, analyzing, and evaluating various digital media through instruction in media production skills and by applying the latest innovations in media literacy theory. The course focuses on the the essential skills communication professionals need to create digital content (including digital slide presentation, photo manipulation, video/audio production, web site, blog and podcast publishing). At the same time, students will learn how to analyze media content and explore how media shape politics, culture, and society.

They also offer another course which teaches students to create online media and "maintain a blog" as well as some other things that go along with blogging. That would be another good one for session. hmmm... Which sounds better? A.) I have a degree with a Concentration in 'digital technologies.' B.) I have a degree with a concentration in 'blogging.' JUST KIDDING MOM!!!
What were your interests as a child? Do you pursue them now? What are your children's interests? How do you see those working into their adult lives? For me, little Lulu is a diva extraordinaire now, so who knows what that means for the future... thoughts?


SusieQ said...

I just knew you were going to say, "Once upon a time there was a little girl who read The Diary of Ann Frank to the Grand Matriarch"...

Nap Mom said...

Uh... Once upon a time there was a little girl who was constantly reading to Grand Matriarch wherever she went. I actually really love to read aloud. Maybe that is because I read aloud so often when I was younger.