Yet Another Post of Me Trying……..

I think that we have come to the conclusion that I am so FAIL at keeping up with a blog, but I swear that I am trying to get the hang of it. I have so much that I can post about, but I can never seem to remember to post. I will get better at this I promise. I have some food that I have cooked and taken photos of as well as having the recipe for you if you are interested.

School is going pretty good I think, I still have an A in my art class and I am pulling up my grade in my math class. It’s coming to the end of semester, which is over November 17th. I have a worksheet left and a final test in math and in art I have an essay and a final.  Lots of studying that I need to do but I am having a bit of a time finding the time to study. I have to say that it is hard to manage school and a little one running around all the time.

I have come up with a new idea, rather a friend mentioned it but I just have to do it. It is a newsletter for my son and about my son. It will be about how he is progressing with everything since he is a bit behind. It will have what he likes, what he is learning and learned as well as what crafts that we do. I will also be including photos in the newsletter as well. I think it will be nice for family to know how things are going with him since we do not live close to a lot of family.

I am by all means not a professional photographer, which is why I am in school, I will post photos that I take, and I will admit I do edit some. I believe that I don’t over edit most of my photos, just enhance them a little bit. I like to have people see what I see when I took the photo. Some may be bright as I think that they look a ton better that way, most photos though may be of my son as I love photographing him at every chance that I get.

Today I had a job interview at Sears Photo Studio; I have the job as long as my background check comes back clean. I know that it will, but it is going to be a big change being away from the little one. I have a hard time juggling everything as is right now; I know this will be difficult.


Horrible at blogging

I am sure that we have noticed that I am horrible at keeping a blog, but please bear with me. Hopefully I will get better at it and it will be enjoyable for everyone to read. I know that my last blog said that I would have something up for pics for pets but that has not worked out to my liking yet, I am still working on that.. . . . .. In the meantime I dont think I can make this strictly an in my journey to becoming a photographer blog, just for the simple fact there is so much going on that doesnt have to do with me. So I figure that I can make this blog into a few different things.. That can range from pinterest, food, and other people. There are many things that I do find interesting, and would like to pass that information on. So everyone please bear with me when it comes to this as it is a whole new world to me and me sharing everything that is appropriate.


With further a due, I think that I can get this blog rolling now that I have come up with more I can talk about. There are many things still going on with school. Speaking of which; I received and email today about GPA and the graduation grant that I am getting, to sum it up I need to pull my gpa up in order to keep it. Lets hope come November 17th, 2012 that I will have a 2.5 GPA. Yes I know that is a low number but as I sit right now I have a 2.0gpa. Before your mouths completely drop to the floor let me clarify. . . . . . Classes go 5.5 weeks at a time; you take 2 classes at a time as well. Well my first set of classes was:MTH099 Basic Mathematics and ART1000 Introduction to the Visual Arts. I got a B in the math and a C in the art (I SWEAR THAT TEACHER HATED ME). Well come to find out that a B and a C equals a 2.0gpa. So I have to work my butt off get it above 2.5 and keep it there. The way things are looking as of right now in my 2 classes that end on the 17th I will have a B in math and an A in art, so that would bring up my gpa to 2.6,I then will be in the clear by just .1.That is a plus, now I really have to work my butt off and stick to it no matter how much I want to quit or throw my laptop due to assignments taking forever or just plain difficult.

Scholarships, Loans, and so on



So as most know. . . . Paying for school sucks ass.  I mean full blown monkey ass, unless you are some rich kid and mommy and daddy is paying for you.  Well that is not my case; my case is I quit school. . . . . Finally this year I got my GED and decided to go after photography, well my jaw literally dropped to the floor when I was told how much it was going to cost WITHOUT equipment included. It is roughly 50k! Thankfully The Art Institute is helping with paying for that along with a couple student loans and pell grant. . . . . But I am running into a problem now I am in the process of looking for scholarships and possibly a loan to cover costs for my equipment. Let me tell ya it is not that easy!!!!  I will say this is a big hump that I have to figure out and get over. . . 


Sooooooo in the process of looking for a scholarship I found one that is called pics for pets you go to an animal shelter take some photos and put them online when you do that it puts you in the running of possibly getting picked for the scholarship. With the next post I will be posting the animal or animals I see from the animal shelter in my location. 


Good Day,




My journey to becoming a photographer!

My journey to becoming a photographer!

A little about me: My name is Melissa Norman, I go by Missy as well.  I am 25 years old and I have a 2 year old son that consumes most of my time. He is the light of my life and my main subject..  I am also going to school art The Art Institute of Pittsburgh Online Division to get my Associates in Photography. I also love to cook and do crafts and DIY projects.

I am learning balance and patience. When it comes to school work and taking care of a toddler that always wants your attention, I am honestly finding it a little difficult. I am getting there though. I am pushing through and making my way. I will do what I have to become the best that I can be. I know there will be ups and downs; there will be bumps here and there.  I will want to give up and quit but I cannot let that happen.

I hope you will find enjoyment out of this blog; I will post anything and everything I take pictures of. I will post before and after edits, even if I do a craft or project with the 2 year old it will be posted on here for everyone’s viewing.. I hope to hear your comments good and bad, they are all welcome.  If I find some good information about photography I will post and link it here as well.

I will be bringing everyone along with my struggles, rants, ups and downs, good and bad on my journey to becoming a photographer.

Good day everyone,