What would one of my readers not know about me yet? Well that is a loaded question. Actually- I feel like my answer is kind of backwards.
My writing this semester has revealed more about myself that I ever expected it would. My Why I Write piece touched on personal experiences I don’t bring up unless necessary and my remediation project brought out my commentary on University teaching I didn’t know I even had strong feelings about. I think the biggest struggle for me is the opposite of what I thought the answer to this question should be. It seems like I should be responding saying that my reader doesn’t know I actually had this traumatic experience that is underlying each word I choose and that I’m keeping secrets- but that isn’t true.
My writing may as well be the only thing I am ever straightforward in. My work is honest and has found the space within me where I’m actually willing to say how I feel and describe it. I don’t even enjoy talking about that out loud actually (as I’m sure people could tell when we did that videotaping in class), my writing is personal in that it says what I sometimes struggle to say out loud.
I think my MIW work is awesome. Not in that I think my paper’s need blue ribbons on them, although that could be cool) but in that it is expanding these doors I didn’t know needed to be opened. I think that I can take a reader on a ride throughout my portfolio of seeing a completely different angle of myself that they may never meet. It is scary and a little weird to think about- but something I didn’t see coming and sometimes that can be the best types of things in all.