I’ve loved being a part of this class. Your posts have been insightful and encouraging. I hope you all keep your blogs going. I plan on following all of you over the summer. My blog is public. I’m posting a link to it on my Facebook page and will convert to a paid site at the end of the term.
One trick that helps me think about my work in a different way is to copy or download my posts into one document, sorted by date. That way, I can see my progress and growth over time. It’s always my goal to improve my writing and learn to apply analytical thinking to my work, as I would to another writer’s submissions. This process helps me do just that.
I hope you’ve enjoyed this course as much as I have. Dave is a wonderful teacher. Over the past two years, he has fostered a growth mindset in both my work and in how I see myself. I feel fortunate to have had his guidance. How about you?
I’ve been giving a great deal of thought to writing since starting this blog. In less than two weeks, I’ll graduate from Clackamas Community College. My path to graduation started in 1974. It’s been a long journey for me.
As I’m also retiring from work on that same day, I’ve spent many hours thinking about what my next chapter would be about. My husband and I will travel, I’ll take more photographs, continue with my crafts, visit family. What else? That’s the real question. I’ve been so busy for so long, I haven’t allowed myself to listen to the voice of the writer in my head.
I liked listening to this story. I’ve been interested in survival and outdoor experiences for many years. I used to teach first-aid and what to do if help is delayed. So, this story drew me in and kept me engaged.
At first, I could not really relate to the main character. I had little in common with a young teenage boy who was angry at the world. However, as the story developed, I found myself learning from the character and anxious for his safety. I laughed at some of the situations he found himself in, marveled at the way his mind worked and cheered when he reached each milestone. I really enjoyed the author’s writing style. I’m glad I listened to the story and to my student’s suggestion.
I believe what’s next for me is to return to writing and try to overcome my hesitation and fear of putting my work out to be reviewed by others. I think I’m ready to take a leap into the unknown! Do you have any suggestions for me on this next part of my journey?