This preliminary blog post stressed me out from the start. Maybe because I’ve never liked introductions. Especially an introduction that is expected to accurately sum me up in 300-600 words, while also displaying my (hopefully) “good” writing skills to an audience of students who all already excel in writing themselves. That is why we’re here, right?
Or, maybe I was hesitant to do this assignment because I didn’t have the slightest clue where to start. Which, is usually the case with everything I’ve ever written. I’ve always found the introduction to be the hardest part. I think it’s a combination of wanting it to always be perfectly unique, yet perfectly connected to the entirety of the piece. I should probably stop setting the bar so high because I’m already deep into this piece and feel like I’ve yet to actually introduce myself. But, at this point I’m going with it.
I’ve still yet to decide if I’m more scared of this written introduction, or the iconic, awkward first day of class type of introduction. I think being asked to tell the class “a fun fact” is up there with my least favorite questions of all time. But, I’ve also never liked talking in front of a class. Or having other people read my writing. So, essentially the two most crucial parts of a writing class. I continue to take writing classes, though. Because despite how it may seem at the end of this pretty brutal introduction, I actually do love it.
It’s a love/hate relationship. Bear with me.