After finishing the e-portfolio I almost want to re-write my why I write again. Looking at my portfolio from start to finish and looking at all of the components that went it to it, I can start to see more clearly of who I am as a writer, and why it is such a personal thing for me.
In finally realizing why I write, it is almost as if a huge secret has been uncovered. I know that sounds silly because the reason why I write should be something I know and understand, but it never was. I had this notion that writing was something I did because everyone needed a skill, and seeing how I was not currently playing for any major sports team and I hadn’t discovered a cure for cancer, I thought that this was a pretty good bet for me. My first why I write paper did not make a lot of sense mostly because when I started, the reason why I write didn’t make a lot of sense. I was trying to throw out every thought and evidence I could muster up to try and explain something that is inherently a very easy question. And that is exactly what it looked like. After my last revision I was a little more happy with it, but I want to go back and do it again, and then probably again because I feel like I keep discovering new reasons and new “ah-ha” moments.
In case no one could tell, or this is the first time you are reading from me, I change my mind far too often. I think at this point I will leave the why I write the way it is and come back to it in maybe a year and write it all over again to compare. I have a feeling they won’t look very similar.