‘Hell Yea’, The New ‘Yes I Can’ !

“Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.“ — Mark Twain - HAPPY FRIDAY GUYS! 

I read this and automatically I thought of advertising since I’m reading a book titled, Hey Whipple, Squeeze This by Luke Sullivan. In this book the author discusses about not giving up on ideas. He states, that an advertiser should be provocative, if you have an idea where you’ve questioned yourself can I do this, do it, go for it, because chances are those are the good ideas. This notion of ‘replace what if ?, with hell yeah!’, can even be incorporated into our daily lives and not just in advertising because many times the people who are around us have this sort of influence on us where they might questioned, doubt, or belittle our dreams, abilities, and thoughts and as a result they will leave us wondering with the “what if ?” and many of us accept this behavior from them…WHY? because the lack of confidence we have in ourselves. These ‘outsiders’ and I chose to call them outsiders, despite they might be close relatives or friends, play a role in our decisions because we let them, but is up to us, as an individual to fight back when it’s necessary and replace those fears and that negativity, into a more incisive and positive hell yeah energy.

Some Exciting News…

Recently, I was featured in Latina Magazine for Inspiring Young Latina. It is exciting to be featured in a magazine and to have your hard work be recognized by others, hopefully this will help in driving more traffic to Wordever.com (where I intern for) and also help in opening more doors for me as well in the future.

You can read the full article on the link below.

http://www.latina.com/lifestyle/inspiring-latina/inspiring-young-latina-astrid-sarmiento

Happy September 1st Everyone

I haven’t been on since Monday and I apologized for that. I will tried my best to start blogging again. So a few updates, I got the job at school, the director reviewed my resume and told me to meet her this Wednesday so that she could see my schedule and that way she can set up the times of when I can come in to work , so I’m pretty excited about that. I honestly feel like I’m finally accomplishing some of the goals that I had in mind, which is pretty good.  I’m going to continue on being positive and hopefully good things will keep coming my way. So far with school, I’m enjoying my classes, perhaps because I’m finally specializing/concentrating in the area I most enjoy out of my major, which is Web Design. This semester I’m taking 3 courses, Web Design 2, Website Architecture, and Communication Design 2. Communication Design 2 is the only class that focuses more towards advertising but that’s fine with me because I still find that class quite interesting and I plan to apply all the things I end up learning from all my classes this semester into my internship at Wordever.com because I would really love to end up working for them.

P.S. Here’s an image that I took of the blue moon yesterday in my backyard, it won’t happen again until 2015 ! 

Music Mondays: Adele

Adele is a English singer, songwriter, and musician. She was born on May 5, 1988. I love Adele so much she’s one of my favorite artists. I admire her so much. She’s simply beautiful, strong, amazing and talented. Her songs are so touching that it sometimes gives me the goosebumps. She’s a humble person and a gifted vocalist, a combination that is rare to see in today’s singers. I especially love how she is able to articulate all her feelings into one single song. Although all her songs generally seem to be about pain and heartbreak, she does a magnificent job in getting her message across in each of them. You can feel her pain and almost relate to it too. Some of my favorite songs are Someone Like You, Don’t You Remember, Rolling In The Deep, Chasing Pavements, Hometown Glory, Turning Tables, and Rumour Has It.

Back to School…

Hey guys sorry I haven’t post anything since Thursday. I have been getting things ready for back to school. Today is my first day and I’m feeling quite nervous. Thank God for my schedule this semester. Mons, Thurs, and Fri I go in at 2:30 pm and I come out at 5:00 pm, well Fridays I come out at 5:50 pm. The only day I have to wake up early is Tues, since I go in at 8 am but I come out at 11:20 am so it’s not so bad and Weds, Sat, Sun, I have off. Oh and for once all my classes are in the same floor and in the same building although it doesn’t really matter this semester since I only have 1 class each day. Anyways, I guess I’m also nervous because I’m dropping off my resume today to work at the school since I need money to pay for my tuition and I’m only taking 3 classes this semester so I’m going to have an ample load of time left in the day. Plus, I’m going to be working with children. I send an e-mail to the director to work at the daycare center in my school as a daycare assistant. I think this semester is going to be fun and interesting. I’m going to be going to school and hopefully be working there too and I also have my internship at Wordever. It’s going to be nice being this busy ahaha! Well wish me luck you guys.

This Thing Thursday: Google Doodle Creation

So the coolest thing I found for today, is this YouTube Video that features, Dennis Hwang, the Chief Google Doodler. In this video he shows us how Google doodles are designed and created. As a communication design major, it is always exciting and interesting to see the process and the creative development behind a finished piece.