As we are already at the final countdown to graduation, I am having a hard time accepting that my capstone project could bethe final goodbye to Ross, the Writing community, and the Michigan community as a whole. Does this capstone project mean that I am not going to be doing another project ever again? How do I say in the future that I am writing because [I am writing for a class], [I have a paper due] or [I need to submit a short response]? What does writing mean for me and all of us graduating seniors after school?
In Gateway, I had shared with Ray and my cohort that I wanted to own a blog, and use that space to write whatever I want, and share it with the rest of the world, perhaps stemming from the intrinsic motivation to seek some validation and praise – but who doesn’t like praise? With the newfound writer identity that I discovered quite recently, I felt that it would be under-utilized if I wouldn’t have a blog. I am jumping too far ahead – I don’t even have a blog! But today, I want to revise that statement and say – I don’t have a blog yet.
That statement makes me wonder if writing after school means that you take ownership and responsibility for defining your own assignments? Does it mean that you set your own deadlines and your own goals, and not because your professor or GSI wants it in a certain way? If this is all true, it certainly sounds difficult, but I don’t think its impossible. Personally, I just know that I need to find the true purpose of putting my writing out there to the world and creating a difference. More importantly, I need to find out why I want to write this blog and what would it entail that can create an enriching experience for my readers. And when I do, I will surely share it here on the Minor in Writing blog!
Until then, adios folks.