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Balancing #SAgrad Life... With Kittens

Henney, one of the first dogs I walked when volunteering with Best Friends.

When I moved to Salt Lake City to begin my master’s degree in Student Affairs at the University of Utah, I knew I wanted to get involved in the community off-campus as well. I had done a lot of leadership work on and off-campus during my undergraduate degree and the years after, and couldn’t imagine life without involvement. But with a full-time course load and graduate assistantship, I decided that this was a good time to step back from leadership in my volunteering and learn something new at the same time.

The Importance of Keeping a Log

The only difference between screwing around and science is writing it down. (c) MythBusters

One summer semester of my film degree, I took a class called Advanced Digital Post-production. Because it was a four-week summer course, our instructor condensed a lot of, well, advanced skills to learn into four total projects--one per week, with the whole week to brainstorm as a group and attempt to solve a problem through trial and error. And believe me, most of the time there was a lot of error and mostly scratching our heads wondering what on Earth we could try next.

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