I feel like I accomplished something today, and that is always a great feat. I can officially say that my portfolio is completed. Finishing this grad school program will really open up time in my life again. I feel like it has been a very good experience at North Central and I have met some great people. It hasn't been all great, but I do feel like I have learned a lot. But now that it is coming to a close, I can focus more on my interests and just continue to develop who I want to be. Four more weeks and I am free!
For my creative thought class I had to draw an analog of a problem. So basically I could not use symbols or words. The image is what I drew. I picked a problem, and just let my mind visualize it. Afterwards I had to try to "tag" my drawing with vocabulary. Can you guess what my drawing says? If not, here was my response: I am currently living in a town where I feel small and alone. There are many things that surround me that make me feel limited; mostly myself and my own doubts. The x lines represent negativity. They are approaching me, but there is still a line that separates me from them. I am standing far from the path I need to take, but I can see it. It is definitely not easy and I may wind around and make it back to where I was at times. I also have to watch out for the doubt and upsets along the way. When I reach my goal, I see simplicity, happiness, joy, a sense of lightness. I am no longer this small line but I am a bold, confident line. I think this represents a fullness and a fulfillment of who I am. There is another line next to me. I also feel like a new place and “finding myself” will bring me to my balance. It is like yin and yang. I have a moon tattoo and it is constantly looking for its equal opposite to provide that equilibrium. The whole problem is getting there. But as I think about it, maybe it is the path I take to get there that provides me with what I need to grow.