Portfolio setup was something that was rather easy for me to complete, as I already had my website set up and functioning from a previous class. I have completed most assignments for this class thus far, however I have fallen behind the last week before reading week. As expected, the reading reflection was the one that put me behind, as I have so much reading for my other classes the motivation to write a reflection was too daunting for me apparently. While the world has gone a little bit crazy, I may or may not have had a little mini breakdown over the state of the world. The last week before reading week I also had several assignments and a midterm. I am hoping that I will be able to catch up this week as I am only 2 assignments behind so its definitely manageable.

I think that I am excelling in the creative output sections of the class as well as the media analysis as I have the most experience in these areas. I also find the creative outputs the most fun and engaging as they allow me to use my skills in graphic design and allowing my creativity to flow. As mentioned above, I am really struggling with finding the motivation to complete some assignments as I am very overwhelmed with a lot of areas of my life, and the state of the world is not helping at all. I am struggling with life both in school and outside of it, so it’s been tough to stay on top of things. After my mini mental breakdown last week though, I’ve been working hard to work on my mental health by getting to bed earlier, fuelling my body with whole foods, and writing in a journal. I am hoping that by utilizing these self care practices I am able to stay on top of things for the rest of the semester. As for any help, your support throughout the semester has been very helpful, makes me feel safe, and that I am capable of completing my work.