With the amount of time I’ve spent trying to make this portfolio a masterpiece, I have to say that it’s a huge relief to finally be “turning it in.” Time management has definitely not been my strong suit with this project. Before last Thursday, all I really had done was establish the basic structure and upload six or seven blog posts from one of my classes. Fortunately, I took care of all of the reflective writing (except the reflection on the projects) last week; but I still left myself a pretty healthy workload for this past weekend. Or so I thought.
Inspired by another portfolio, I decided to include the first couple paragraphs of all of my writing samples on the portfolio itself and link the remainder of each piece in a Google Doc accessible to all readers. I thought it was going to take forever to upload all of the samples and connect them to their respective Google Docs. But at the beginning of the process, I realized a crucial fact: the hardest part of each piece was already finished. They were already written, so the remaining work laid in the tedium of uploading everything. Once I got it through my head that I really didn’t have to do very much work, it was a lot easier for me to just power through it.
One thing I’m most proud of with my portfolio is the extent to which it represents me without being totally kitschy. I intentionally didn’t use a specific theme, but not having that continuity worried me a bit in terms of my organization. However, when I look back on it now, I’m so glad I didn’t use a theme. The bluntness of my portfolio parallels my straightforward personality and does everything I wanted it to do to represent me.
That being said, thank goodness it’s over. One more thing to check off the to-do list! See you all tomorrow/Friday.
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