Post 1: Intro to Interdisciplinary Studies

Intro Interdisciplinary Studies


Robert W Jaarsma


After completing the two assignments for the first week of classes I am excited but also a little nervous about how well this course will go. I have never really been a technologically inclined person. I can go onto a computer and probably figure some things out but it takes me a lot of time and I am always reaching out to others that I know have more knowledge. So with this class where we will be constructing our own websites and using them to display who we are what we do and how well we can do it there will be a lot for me to learn. The way that we are using hypothesis got me intrigued on the tools that we will be using for this class. The more knowledge you have to use a computer the better off you will be in today’s society. If you know how to do something on a computer that will save you time and make you faster than the other person, you will be more likely to be more successful. Also there is so much that goes into designing a website that having any of those tools in your pocket will give you a step up to making your sales pitch when you are trying to obtain job and spark your employers interest in you so they’ll hire you. 

Now to talk about the image that I went out and found. I searched online to find something that connects to me. I wanted to find something that I like doing and that captures maybe who I am a little bit. After thinking about what makes me me I realized that it would have to be a picture of someone doing something outside. Then they would also have to be doing something that I like to do. There are a few things that pop into my mind when I think about the hobbies that I like to do outside and those are skiing, running, mountain bikes, motorcycles, and a few others. Right now I am in a leg splint due to knee surgery making it so I can’t do any of these activities which is a wicked bummer. The one that has been on my mind the most recently is that I have not been able to run. Running for me is something that clears my mind and makes me a much happier healthier person with every aspect of my life. Not being able to do this has definitely had its low points but I’ve found ways to overcome those obstacles. This image that has no copyrights tied to it is significant to me because it shows what I like to do and why I am striving to recover from my knee injury. Then reflecting back to the class If I am able to have my knee be sliced and diced open then stitched back together I will definitely be able to design a website. There will be obstacles throughout this school year be it with classes or with physical or mental struggles but like everyone else we will all push through these struggles and gain knowledge on the way.

Metzler, Brian. “A Runner Runs on a High-Altitude Route in Chamonix, France.” Unsplash,

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