Week 9

Unknown For this week’s blog post, I created a picture with a caption on it. (Picture featured above.) To go about doing this, I went onto Flickr’s Creative Commons where I could legally download a photo someone else has taken. I wanted more of an inspirational photo, instead of something too cliché and cheesy. I wanted the same thing for my quote so while I googled “quotes about exploring the world,” I searched for something that, again, was not too cliché. I found the quote “Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.” (I got this quote off of How to Live a Life of Adventure.) I felt that this quote definitely checked the box of being inspirational and especially worked well with the photo I chose. I placed the quote on the photo by using an online photo editor called BeFunky. This allowed me to choose from a plethora of fonts and colors for my quote. I then downloaded the photo onto my desktop and inserted it into my blog post.

I picked this quote because it involves going out of your comfort zone to seek new adventures. People don’t realize what they’re missing when they don’t take a chance on opportunities. While people are afraid of making mistakes, they don’t even realize that that’s what life experience is all about. By taking a leap of faith, whatever the ending may be, you come out of that experience with more knowledge about life. Life is too short to spend your life stuck inside, worried about what may happen. I truly believe you should take every opportunity life hands you because you may not ever get that opportunity again.

Week 8

The Cool Tool I chose for this week’s assignment is Evernote. I chose this tool because it is a great way to take notes and keep them all in one place. Not only can you easily organize your notes within one application, but you can also access them from just about anywhere. You can access Evernote via any device, including the Internet. It’s a very convenient, very organized application to keep all of your notes in.

My test site, Good Graef, will include a collection of recipes that I particularly enjoy and why. There will also be a page consisting solely of the list of the recipes. I’m excited to see where it will go!

Week 7

I was pleasantly surprised at this week’s prompt. Not that I don’t normally like the other blog prompts, but this one’s was a little more fun because I got to get creative with it. I think building a future resumé is a successful way to put your goals right in front of you as if they are reality. To see something that you want on paper makes it seem even more attainable. This is actually a really awesome way for people to see their goals as being attainable. I am a firm believer in “shoot for the stars” because I truly believe you will regret it for the rest of your life if you don’t go for your goals, no matter how “ridiculous” they may be. This post was a little reminder of where I want to go and how much I want to get there.

Resumé