My First Blog Post – What Happened Over the Weekend

In between preparing to move into my new apartment and my current internship, I had the opportunity to participate in a Career Lab for MAXX Potential in Norfolk this past weekend. This is blog post number one of some number I hope might be a big number.

 

So apparently one of the main features of this website is to create blog posts for your website portfolio to share to other sites such as LinkedIn. I’ve thought about this in the past, but never acted on it. Now that I have my own website to post my projects and blog posts, maybe I will be able to keep up this blog. I guess we’ll find out depending on what I have to say. So let’s get started I guess.

So I knew it had to happen eventually no matter how hard I tried to forget about it. I finally had to move out of my campus apartment in preparation to move into my new apartment in East Beach, Norfolk. The good news was I got to see the area I would be living in for the foreseeable future. I still can’t wrap my head around the fact that I am literally two blocks from the beach or that I’ll have my own place to live in the city away from the actual campus of ODU. I’m starting to wonder if my mom will decide to live there herself knowing how much she loves the beach.

Apart from the fun however, I had to perform the task of moving all my stuff out of the old apartment where it will sit and collect dirt and dust in our garage before it can all be moved back into my new apartment. The job was just as stressful as I assumed it would be. My old roommates left the place looking like a disaster area, and someone was going to have to clean it up before the room inspection.  That job fell to my family and I apparently. Now I know to be more careful about who I select as roommates in the future.

Luckily, in between the moving out and looking at my new apartment, I had the opportunity to participate in a Career Lab with MAXX Potential. This weekend with them would ultimately determine not only if I qualified for an apprenticeship with them, but if this field of study was really for me. I have to say that out of all the jobs and tasks I have had to perform at my other jobs, the ones we had to do this weekend were the best by far. I was able to show off my skills and knowledge in the computer science field, and I got to have fun while doing it. From problem solving solutions in a CS version of “Capture the Flag” to being able to build a webpage from scratch using HTML and CSS coding, it was an experience where I left feeling confident that I chose the right field of study for my job future.

I am hoping that this newfound confidence will carry on into the fall semester this year, because I still have a ways to go before I get my degree. Hopefully I will get this apprenticeship with MAXX Potential. I really think it would open doors into the future that I wouldn’t have been able to open otherwise.

Well there’s blog post number one. Maybe I will start posting weekly updates with a few sporadic posts here and there depending on what’s going on.

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