So, really…what’s there to know?! I have to think about this question myself. I don’t claim to be a very secretive person, so this is kinda tough. Generally, I just kinda blurt out what I’m thinking (occasionally thinking before I speak).
Okay. If you read my essays from this class, you wouldn’t be able to pick out the fact that I’m a very nostalgic person. I know that’s pretty vague, so let me elaborate- I like to document everything significant (ehh, significant at least to me) that happens in my life. “Significant” could mean important events, or even just memorable moments.
I just want to be able to remember how it felt to be at certain points in my life. This sounds strange, I know- But I promise I’m not one of those hoarder people on TV. Even when I was little, I was the one taking home videos with my family, or what not, because even then, I knew I would want to look back at them. I also used to write a lot in a journal (NO not a diary). This has tapered lately, due to a general lack of time. However…writing in my journal is on my list of things to do. Yes, I like making lists. They keep me organized.
Anyway, in short (or not really), I want to remember how I used to be, so that I can track how I’ve changed and learned over the years. Documentation is my way of doing this, my way of making things last. In a lot of ways, the MIW has taught me to do this in a new way, in that for each essay I have written, I have had to look back. Although my essays may not be a snapshot of my life however many years ago, they represent the sum of everything that’s affected or inspired me over the years.