Good News

9 years

I recieved the news that I was accepted into the Communication Design degree and start in July!

I am really excited about this and I can’t wait to begin. I just have to wait until I get an email to officially enrol in a certain unit and defer my fees (because I could not afford to pay them right now). I will also have to find out if I need any textbooks or programs. I have Adobe CS5, but might have to use the new CC version (which I wanted to try anyway and can use a student discount). ^_^

I have also been busy working on some projects. Blog Matter is open again, Giraffe Host is accepting new applications for free hosting and I don’t think I mentioned this before, but I have a message board everyone is welcome to join!

1. Are you a member of any communities to promote your blog?
2. Are you a member of any message boards or forums?

64 Responses

  1. That is awesome! Congratulations. I’m not sure if you’re aware of this, but depending on your age and such, you may qualify for Financial aid. Or, you can potentially get a student loan to help pay for your college materials i.e. classes, books, etc. However, with the student loan you have to pay that back. If you get on the Pell Grant, like Tristan and I did, you don’t have to pay that back. I’m really happy for you! Speaking of July, Tristan and I are contemplating about whether or not to sign up for summer school.We’re only going to take one class just so we can keep going and not be bored. Ya know? I’m highly considering in taking my next math class or an English class (if they offer it).

    You got this girl! I’m proud of you :).

    1. Are you a member of any communities to promote your blog?
    I’m on Lookbook, and on blogloving. I used to be on blogmatter when it was a comment exchange site. However, I will still promote it and keep the link on my blog.

    2. Are you a member of any message boards or forums?
    I don’t have the time nor patience for message boards at the moment, so no.

    1. Australia has a much different system. You can defer university fees if you are in a position where you can’t pay them. It is ‘registered’ with your tax, so once you earn over a certain amount, deductions are made to repay the study costs. There are also options if you need help to cover costs with study materials, if you study full time, you can get a payment from the Government.

  2. Congrats, Kya! I’m so happy for you. You’re going to rock on this programme! πŸ˜€

    And yes, thanks to you, I’ve joined up on BM and Cup! Both are so awesome. Thank you again for doing these projects! I don’t know how you do so much, but you’re amazing for balancing everything!

    1. Thank you! πŸ˜€ I am looking forward to learning new things and working on creative projects.

      Thank YOU for supporting them and being an active member. πŸ˜€

  3. Woooo! Good news! Congratulations Kya! I am so happy for you.

    I am on blogmatter and cupmb and they are pretty awesome! I highly recommend them. πŸ˜‰

    Lots of love!

  4. Yay! This is awesome, congrats m’dear!

    I was thinking the other day about how much I missed forums now everything has moved over to social media, the fun times I had hiding away from the world and chatting to my internet friends πŸ˜€

    1. There has certainly been a big change. It’s fun to have a community again, or even connect with old friends too in an old style form (kind of). πŸ˜€

  5. Congrats!! I remember what it felt like, starting school, and I’m excited for you! I know you’ll do well. πŸ™‚

    Thank you so much for Blog Matter!! I missed forums, and it has such a friendly vibe. I’m happy I joined!

  6. YAY! πŸ™‚ Are you able to apply for any scholarships or anything to help with the payments? Is there a HECs option?

    I think you know most of the communities I am in πŸ˜› as you run most of them πŸ˜€

  7. Congratulations Kya! I am sure you are super super excited for your studies. I did a communication-based degree as well, and I am sure you will like it as much as I did. Not to mention, you will pass with flying colours. πŸ˜‰

    I am on Blog Matter, and Iβ€˜ve yet to join your forum. The only one I have joined is TFL. You may remember me and my friend Tiffany had Skeletons MB. It has been a while since I have joined and become really active on a forum, because I find that I don’t really have time for them. πŸ™ I usually join, play around for a bit, and then forget I even joined. :C

    Congratulations on these big changes, you should be very very proud! <3 <3 <3

    1. Thank you! πŸ™‚

      It can be hard to find the time, but I guess it depends on if you want to and it’s interesting to you. I do remember that!


  8. Congrats Kya! That’s awesome. πŸ™‚ I have the newer Photoshop and I like it. It really doesn’t seem that different from the older version, they’ve just put everything on a “cloud” service. But I haven’t really kept up with different versions so I could be wrong.

    1. Are you a member of any communities to promote your blog?
    – Running a book blog (or one that is relatively in that niche) gives me an entire community to be a part of, and I really like that. It has connected me with a lot of awesome and interesting people who share a similar love of books. ^^

    2. Are you a member of any message boards or forums?
    – I’m a member of your forum! πŸ˜› It’s hard for me to maintain active participation though because I forget about them. I do try and visit often, though.

    1. Thanks for letting me know. From what I have seen, it looks like there are many enhancements to known features, that just make it easier to do common tasks, like alter shapes and other things. Hopefully I can try it out soon. πŸ™‚

  9. Congrats on getting in! That’s really exciting. πŸ˜€

    1. Are you a member of any communities to promote your blog? I’m on Blog Matter, but I need to reset my password… just don’t remember which email I signed up with. D;
    2. Are you a member of any message boards or forums? I’m on a few, but mainly, I’m on Cup MB and mine, Zigative, though with being sick and having such sketchy Internet lately, I’ve been struggling to keep it updated. >.> Blah.

  10. Congratulations! I’m sure you’re going to have an amazing time on the course. Also, yayayayayay Blog Matter is back! πŸ˜€

  11. That is awesome!!! Congratulations on making it! πŸ™‚ BTW, signed up for Cups MB, still understanding and making my way around through it tho! Hehe πŸ™‚

  12. Congratulations, Kya! πŸ™‚

    And thank you for Blog Matter! I’m a member there and on Zigative, but still have to sign up to Cup. I used to be more active on TFL, still a member but I don’t really stop by as much anymore. I find that when I sign up for new message boards, I do it hoping to capture a bit of ‘the good old days’ when loads of bloggers I knew frequented them and we’d all have a good chat. Now sadly I find that I sign up and am active for a little while, then get too busy to frequent as much as I’d like and loose touch. πŸ™

  13. Congrats on getting accepted! That is great news πŸ˜€

    Sounds like you’ve been busy lately with all those projects! I joined Blog Matter, and I’ll have to look into Cup MB. Unfortunately, I’m not as active on message boards like I used to be!

  14. Congrats on getting accepted! That’s really exciting news. How long is the program?

    And I’ll definitely join the message board! I love forums, haha. I usually have to make time to join them though but I think forum communities are great. Most of the ones I join though are RP (roleplay) forums – which are basically writing communities based around specific plots, sometimes original, other times fan based.

    (I also got a new website, so don’t be too surprised at the URL change)

  15. Congratulations! I am so happy to hear that you got in, and that you are motivated. It is so much more fun when you really want to do something. Good luck, I bet July can’t come soon enought?

    I am currently not member of any communities to promote my blog or any message boards/ forums. Do you have any to recomend? (I am going to check out blogmatter now!) I used to be a member of some forums, but I sort of stopped comming back to them. The only one I go to now are the ones we use for school to ask eachoter and the lecturer questions about class / tasks/ exams. |)

  16. Congrats, Kya! I never doubted you for a second. πŸ˜€

    I’m a member of both Cup and Blog Matter. I miss being active in forums!

  17. Hi, congratulations! I know exactly how it feels to be accepted in the degree of your desire. It just happened to me recently, too! Anyway, I signed up for! I think my stay there will be fun!

    Spreading love and peace,
    SalvΓ© at Indie Kitty

  18. Congrats πŸ˜€ this is so exciting! Good luck with the program.

    I’m a member of BM and Bloglovin, but to be honest, I only use bloglovin’ so people can follow my blog via a social media outlet rather than GFC (blogger) or email. And as for BM I use it to promote my blog as well as find other blogs like mine and possibly find some friends along the way πŸ˜€


  19. Congratulations on your enrolment! How long is it going to take for you to complete the whole degree? I feel an online degree needs an enormous amount of self-discipline – I don’t have that. πŸ™

    Adobe CC is fantastic! My favourite part of the suite is Typekit, no more downloading fonts that hog up your computer space!

    And another congratulation for your side projects! πŸ˜€ This is indeed a ‘Good News’ blog entry. πŸ˜€

    1. Are you a member of any communities to promote your blog? I just joined BM! I used to use Listenup, but I think I got delisted because I didn’t put up a linkback when I changed theme.
    2. Are you a member of any message boards or forums? Not at the moment, I don’t think I’ll be very active in it. I’m too busy!

    1. Thank you! Normally it takes 3-4 years, but it will take me longer because I am part time. I might be able to do full time at some point, but I have to wait and see. I really like being able to study online, because I learn so much better on my own, where I can read the material and take it all in. It’s good that it’s an option, because I would struggle with classes (on campus).

      That sounds good, the Typekit feature! πŸ˜€

      I forgot about Listenup! I can’t remember what years it existed, but I remember it.. and another one called Exentrique I think…

  20. Congrats on getting into uni!! I’m very excited for you! In my experience, you don’t need the latest adobe programs for a design course, but if you can get them – why not!

    1. Thank you! They basically do the same things, but it would be interesting to try some features that make things a bit easier. I see that there is a new app as part of it that you can capture an image with your phone and vector it or something like that. It would be cool, but hopefully it won’t be abused all the time. -_-

  21. Wow, Communication Design πŸ™‚ Congratulations Kya!

    1. Are you a member of any communities to promote your blog?
    – My blog is fairly new so I haven’t participated in a lot of communities yet. I did just join Blogmatter though and I’ve been enjoying it so far. πŸ™‚

    2. Are you a member of any message boards or forums?
    – Just Blogmatter and CupMB at the moment.

  22. Congratulations Kya! enjoy your amazing and awesome uni life! i’ve just graduated and i’am terribly missing Uni right now.

    Thanks for posting some links like blog matter i think i’ll be joining. |)

  23. I actually wasn’t aware that this was a field of study (I misread it as just “Communications” at first and was confused when you mentioned the art program), but now that I am… this seems perfect from what I know of you. πŸ™‚ Congratulations on being accepted! I hope that you have a wonderful time learning and training for your career.

  24. Congratulations Kya!!! I’m happy for you! Its exciting getting to go to school for something you love and enjoy. I am not exactly sure what ‘communicatios design’ is and I’m sure you might have answered that in one of your comment replies above but there are so many lol! Have fun and enjoy!

    1. I was in blog matter and need to get active in it again. Think I was also a blogger member too maybe…

    2. I’ve been a member of quite a few in the past but quite frankly find they annoy me after a while and I have a hard time keeping interested and active.

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