Emerging Media Summary

What a start to my Emerging Media journey.

When folks ask me what I did last summer, I tell them that I began the next phase of my life. I hadn’t even started taking classes seven months ago, but now I’m already two-thirds of the way to my Emerging Media Masters.

My narrative is different than my classmates. I’m older. I’ve done my dream job. I was a sports writer. A sports editor. I own and run a business.

But life changes amazingly fast these days. And I don’t want to be left behind. What I’ve learned might not work in the future, so I wanted — and needed — to update my skillset.

And I've tried to do it with optimism and alacrity. My first four Emerging Media classes — NMIX 6110, NMIX 6111, JRMC 7010 and JRMC 7111 — stretched my mental capabilities, forced me out of a comfort zone and made me look at processes and work habits through a new light.

My next four classes — NMIX 6310, NMIX 7005, NMIX 7110 and JRMC 8016 — helped me grow those skills and added new ones. I’m continue to learn terms and skills that I’ve always been able to leave to others.

I look forward to the next five months and completing the Capstone Project with the CampusX team. The pace will continue to be brisk, the curriculum will be tough and the grind will be a daily challenge.

But I know I’ll see an improved version of myself — as an entrepreneur, employer and worker — in May.