I think this activity was pretty difficult for me, but out of that difficulty actually came an idea. At first, I gave my partner a suggestion of doing a reflection project on seniors in college. I proposed doing some sort of interview with current seniors, some who have their job offer letters signed or grad school plans made and others who are stressed with applications or without a future path. We brainstormed about expanding the project to non-seniors, like business owners and professors and having it be reflective about what you think the future could be like for you and having some people say how accurate what they thought then was now.
The idea was good, but my partner pushed me to think further. Anyone could do this project- what made it unique to me? Naturally, that question is scary. Of course I have interests, I like sports and traveling and anything color-coded, but no major passions at the moment. I think my difficulty in answering her questions of what do I like and what do I care about helped come to a topic idea for my project. I told her that if someone asked me what my greatest strength was and I could answer honestly, I would say being average. I have no “major” flaws in which I am terrible at something, but I also have no thing I am the best or perfect at. I can do almost anything with pretty middle of the road results, so we brainstormed ideas such as a resume within a paper or unique examples and really using witt and humor were really interesting and helpful. I think having such a hard time explaining myself to my partner helped her better come up with suggestions when I mentioned the average comment, who knew!
I think that this is a good idea to do and write about, but also feel nervous that the topic wouldn’t let me live up to my potential both as a writer and in general, so I am working on other ideas as well to explore.