Perusing my scrap of notebook paper where I cryptically scribbled notes based on my partners suggestions I realized two things:
1 . That my partner is very creative and was miraculously able to come up with a lot of interesting ideas
2. That I don’t want to use any of those ideas*
Although her ideas were interesting and innovative, after reflecting upon the exercise I realize that my topic was not any of those things to me. My partner was able to brainstorm some very excellent ideas which DID help me a lot by making me realize that the piece I picked to repurpose did not inspire me. AT ALL. The piece I originally chose was about expiration dates and food waste, one that I wrote for a class last semester. It was a great class, and I also think I did a good job with the paper. However, being part of the Sustainable Food Systems Minor I have spent a great portion of my college career writing about sustainability and frankly, I need a change. Therefore, I have changed my piece to repurpose to be a research summary I wrote about spices in the Middle Ages. I feel significantly more inspired and excited for the project already (phew). I am thinking I want to make a cookbook style article that includes both history and a Medieval recipe. Let me know if you have any other ideas!
*Ps: Sorry to my partner. It’s not you, it’s me.