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A Balancing Act – Other Duties As Assigned

Before accepting my current job, I was handed the job description. Reading through my objectives and tasks, I reached an odd phrase at the end: “..and other duties as assigned.” Jokingly, I asked my fellow colleague about what that entails and he laughed saying, “Welcome to the job!” In this blog series, I will describe to you some of the weirdest tasks I was assigned to in, “Other Duties As Assigned”

 

I had the opportunity to be the event photographer for our alumni weekend at our university that I work at. We were celebrating the 50th reunion of the class of 1968.

 

One of the things in particular that I was assigned to do was to take a class photo of the class of 1968, It was the biggest class that has ever attended in the span of five years of our alumni weekends.

 

One of the things I had in mind was I wanted to make sure I got their clock that they fundraised enough money for it to be put on campus in dedication to one of their fellow classmates who passed away.

 

So, I was thinking, “How do I get to the clock? How do I get everyone in the shot?” At the end of the class’s lunch they all came outside towards the clock and I said, “Okay, here’s what we’re

going to do…stand in front of the clock, and I’ll think of something.”

 

As the class of 1968 was lining up, I remember there was a bench far enough to hopefully get the shot, but would elevate me enough to get the entire class in.

 

I first stood on the part of the bench you sat, no luck. Flipped my camera to live-view and held my hands up, still not enough. I knew I had to go higher. The only way to go higher was the back-rest.

 

I went for it. My vice-president luckily was there to initially help me up without falling, but my balance was lacking. I had two colleagues support my left and right leg. An alumna’s husband from the class of ’68 took initiative to hold the back of my belt to prevent me from falling backwards. The ladies of the class were laughing and hopefully scared for my safety when I was attempting to get the shot.

 

Overall, I knew it was crazy, some classmates you could not see their faces, but it turned out to be a nice photo to commemorate the weekend.

 

Next time, I’m getting a drone. No exceptions.

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Happy 2018!

Greetings fellow readers!

So, is 2018 the time where we are teleporting and engaging in hologram devices? No… Okay.

I know it has been quite a while since my last post, but there is always a new year’s resolution!

A lot has happened since my last blog post, but there is definitely great news to present!

  • Graduated with my Bachelor of the Arts in Communications.
  • Obtained a Graduate Assistant Position at Misericordia University working in digital media in University Advancement.
  • Certified in Google Analytics.
  • New Logo (as you can probably tell).

I can probably go on with the amount of greatness that has happened during my hiatus, but I am here to give you a loose promise! I hope to continue to add more content on this website (specifically blog posts) to entertain and bring value to those who read it.

My work/life schedule is adjusted slightly with less classes, but more work responsibilities, but I am going to try and bring to you content at least once a week. I believe I bit off more than I was able to chew in my last promise, so we are going to start with baby steps!

I am looking forward to this journey and I hope you tag along with me!