What I need to be changing is my immediate reactions to frustrations. I should be approaching these projects in the same way I approached drawing the structure: step away and come back at a later time with a fresher mind. After realizing this I began to put this into practice with the other raid that involves Minecraft, building the sanctuary. I did it in pieces. First I built the structure. The next day I went back to add details. Finally I figured out how to film the video. This process helped me so much and really made the project actually look like I put in some effort.
That being said, there are many things about my drawing of the structure that I see as failures. For example, I really really wish I hadn't colored the picture. I thought leaving it in black and white would look unfinished and like I hadn't put in effort. However the colors came out incredibly wrong and different from what I had envisioned. I also didn't take as much time as I should have, so I think it is sloppy looking. Although this was the first time I've uploaded videos to Youtube and I was pretty impressed that I could figure it out.
What I Have Learned
I feel like I have constantly written this semester about knowing I need to be more open or engaged, and not knowing how to fix that. From these past few projects, by doing a mix of alternative assignments as well as Minecraft, I feel that I have learned how to begin adjusting my behaviors. This has helped me begin to make that transition, and I feel that ultimately this lesson will make my life a whole lot better. Last journey log I discussed how to make your life more positive and productive based on our attitudes and habits. I believe the lesson I have learned in this past week will help push me in the right direction. Taking a break when getting frustrated is beneficial in pretty much all situations: it is a strategy that helps clear our heads, and allows us to come back at another time, refreshed and ready to accomplish the assignment.