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It's Crunch Time

It's crunch time everyone!  My final project is due next week.  The class discussion doesn't end until December 10th, so I suppose that is the official end date, but the project is my main priority.  My final project for LIS 488 (Technology for Information Professionals) is a personal website and portfolio that I have developed and built myself and coded by hand.  I have a lot of the groundwork done- I have a paper mock up of what I want the pages to look like (no guarantees that it will actually look like this!), I have most of the HTML coding done, I'm working on the CSS, and I think it's starting to come together.  On one hand, I'm so, so impressed that I now have the skills to do this.  On the other hand, I'm panicking because I'm making a website by hand.  I've never had to code anything in my life before this class, and now I'm coding an entire website.  I feel a sense of accomplishment and pride every time I see that my code has worked, and is functioning as it should when I test it; however, I still feel very much like a beginner.  I'm going to save my final reflections on this class for once the class is actually over, but I feel really proud of what I have accomplished.  Who would have thought that I would be able to code an entire website by myself?  Admittedly, this class has been a lot of work, but it's really paid off.  I've gained a lot of new skills (not just coding!) and I think this class has really helped me grow as a person. 

On a completely unrelated note, I wanted to give a quick update on my registration for next semester.  I have registered for *drumroll* LIS 451: Academic Libraries for Spring 2019!  All three of the classes that I was trying to choose between were still open when I was registering, so I decided to go with the one that would be the most useful for right now and for my future, as I'm currently working in an academic library, and I'm interested in working in an academic setting once I graduate. 

I hope that everyone had a fabulous Thanksgiving! 

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