In week 2 we were working in class again. We worked on our "Where I'm From" poems a little bit more as well as we started doing creative writing again. I was ready for what English 12b had in store from me. I knew it wouldn't be easy. I knew the senior project was coming up. I knew it wouldn't be easy but I was ready. I had my partner and we had solid ideas. We were ready to work our butts off, because we knew it'd be worth it at the end. I'm already having senioritis and I can't wait to get out. I'm excited to graduate. I know what I'm doing next year. I'm joining the Navy. I'm following in my great grandpa's footsteps. He served in WWII. I'm ready for this decision. I'm ready to grow up and mature.
It's a whole new week and it feels like a whole new year but it is flying by. It's kind of scary.. Soon I'll be on my own. How will I live? I can't cook, I can do dishes sometimes, I know how to do laundry but I'm too lazy to do it. I am scared. I am embracing the fear though, it fuels me. It makes me anxious to see what comes after this. On my own? Wow, I can do whatever I want. I am ready, but I am scared.
In the first week we started intros into this class once again. We had to get to know who's part of this class this trimester. It's going to be difficult and that's especially about our senior projects. I have a few ideas but I'm not quite set on what I want to do. I had ideas about veterans, hunger and homelessness. Some stuff that means a lot to me. I started brainstorming as soon as I realized this year's coming to an end. I wanted to find a partner soon too. I was talking to my buddy Leo and he didn't have any idea what he was going to do either so I asked him if he wanted to partner up and he said yes.
Later in the week we started talking about our first project, a poem. It's called the "Where I'm From" poem. This was an interesting idea for a poem. I thought about it and I knew I could create a good one. I got to working how to word it. I did it. I enjoyed this poem. It shows where I came from, not only the place but the type of life I once had before. All the bike rides and forest I can explore. It was nice to reveal that part of my life and relive it in my head.. good times.
This week was a presentation and preparing week. We presented our power of identity projects and that had a lot to it. My presentation went well, I had a really great hook to get the audience connected and involved. I asked for everyone to pull money they have on them and think what that money means to them or if it gives them power. Everyone was hooked instantly. I wish I could've improved on my talking so I didn't stutter or sound a little lost. I also wished I could've been more clear with my connections to the choices of font and word coloring.
We are also starting to prepare our senior projects. I'm getting kind of excited for mine even though the idea has changed 1500000 times. Now, I believe I am set, Leo Moskowitz and I were goimg to interview US Military Veterans and ask them to give us personal stories and answers and create a video out of that and also bring in a guest speaker and show this as a mini-assembly to the Juniors and Seniors in our school. I HAVE SENIORITIS.
This week we started strongly discussing our new project for this class. We are doing a presentation on the power of identity. We discussed in class and came up with words that related to power and identity. I came up with words like; leader, money and strength for power. For identity, I came with words like; individualism, self and people. We then had to create sentences using some of the words the class come up with. I don't really remember the questions i came up with but as a whole the class came up with some really good ones. We then had to think hard about all the questions shared and pick one we thought was intriguing and that we wanted to explore further into. This was our big questions for this presentation. My big question was... Does money drive one's purpose or is it merely a way to fulfill one's purpose? To me, this question spoke in volume. It says a lot alone but when thought is put into what is it really implying? It's saying are people now just wanting to get a lot of money to live or is money just needed to be able to afford what you truly want. To me, money isn't everything, but what I truly want in life is something where money is heavily involved. I want to travel, own a nice home, and put my kids through the very best school possible. Obviously, to achieve those dreams I will need money. Sure, it may be possible by scarping the barrel but it'd be beyond difficult and borderline impossible in today's world. So, this question was something I've really wanted to get into.