I’m a 5’6″ communications major, I own too many pairs of earrings, and my favorite breakfast is a chocolate chip bagel. One of my favorite activities is thrifting with my friends, and I love to cook. I have a collection of bags (plastic, paper, canvas, you name it) and a passion for the performing arts. Oh, and my name is Lucy. I guess that bit is important, too. Most of those facts aren’t especially relevant to whoever you are reading this, but I figure they’re a little more interesting than your average introduction spiel. I’m currently in my first semester of the writing minor and am so happy I took the leap and applied last semester. I’ve been able to expand my writing and explore my own voice in a way I haven’t before. I’m excited to continue growing in this course, and to take on my first experiment.
My origin piece is a sticker-plastered notebook that I’ve owned since seventh grade. The cover is warped, the binding is ripped, and there are at least six pages missing. Here’s a peek:
Inside it holds most of the songs I wrote between 8th and 12th grade, totaling over 35. Some are fragments of chords with lyric ideas jotted down in the margins, others are fully completed pieces. Interacting with it now is a complex, self-reflective process. Each song represents a different stage of my life, a snapshot of how I viewed the world in that moment. Those five years were transformative. The notebook shows my apprehensions and my growth. I’m excited to revisit these experiences through fresh eyes and use my experiments to bring these songs into my life as it is today. We’ll see where they take me. Wish me luck!