When I found out that we got to do a learning project for this class, I was very excited! Although I have wanted to learn a new skill for quite a while now, I never found that I really had the time, so I love that I get the opportunity to do it now!
When I first learned about the learning project, 2 things came to my mind immediately– Calligraphy and ASL (American Sign Language).
I have always wanted to learn calligraphy, as I find it to be so beautiful, and whenever I watch the videos of calligraphy that pop up on my Facebook feed, I find them to be super calming.
However, I have decided to learn ASL, as I think it could be a valuable asset to me in the future. Not only in my career, but also in everyday life. At my place of work, we have a couple regular customers who are deaf, and I always wish I could communicate with them in a better, easier way. Especially now with masks, they can no longer rely on reading my lips.
Right now, I know a very little bit of ASL, but not very much. I know a few letters of the alphabet, but a refresher video would certainly help!
This week, my plan for the project is to start with the basics. I am going to use a YouTube video to help me relearn the ASL alphabet, and from there, I will move on to learning words, phrases, and eventually, sentences.
I am excited to see where this project will take me by the end of the semester!