Lyn Estrella 1:02 AM
Being unemployed and a not so fresh graduate (it's been 3 months since my graduation), my mind tends to wander whenever I have the time to do so. Aside from the constant thought of getting hired soon, I sometimes couldn't help but miss college - and yes, I can't believe I said that either.
One thing I miss most about college are my challenging subjects. Really, my last year consisted of me juggling overload subjects for the whole school year. I hated everything I was dealing with back then. Especially my Photojournalism class which I considered for the first meetings a hellish subject.
At first, I didn't get the point of having to do photo walks. Living in a country like the Philippines, it's normal to feel terrified walking the streets of a large city like Manila. Let alone with DSLR cameras. Having this kind of mindset prevented me to actually give the activity a shot (Pun! Lol.). Long story short, I had terrible photos. For the first activity, I remember my professor telling me that my set of photos were inconsistent. I strongly agreed with him since most of my photos had the wrong framing, some were overexposed and the worst part was it was all taken with an automatic setting.
(A drifted boat by the shore of Manila Bay)
I failed terribly and got even more depressed since I thought that I might fail for the rest of the semester and I really wanted my professor to be proud of my work, even just for once.
So for the next activities, I did my best. Along the way, I started loving the subject even more with the help of my then schoolmate turned best friend and boyfriend. I learned that you just have to put your heart into what you're doing and not just do it for the sake of only doing it.
(Shutter speed Activity)
From my midterms to my finals, I'm pretty sure I did a good job.
(Family Portrait for my Midterms)
(Defying Age for Finals)
Needless to say, the subject that I used to hate is now really memorable for me.