“Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any that reveals the human spirit.” – E.E. Cummings
My professional writing class this semester has really been pushing me out of my comfort zone. I have been doing things I never thought I would be doing and doing them, hopefully, decently well. I’ve never written a blog but here I am writing it now. I’ve never participated in an online community but I just did last night and I feel a little more confident about doing it again if I need to. I even used Twitter for the first time this semester and I didn’t die or burst into flames, there’s a plus. Every new challenge my instructor gives my class, and myself, I become frustrated and anxious, sometimes worried I won’t be able to do the work to his expectations. Each time, though, I am able to finish each project and feel pretty confident in the work that I have done.
Well starting after spring break we’ll be starting a new project and like the others, I’m not really sure how this is going to go for me. This project is making me even more nervous than the others. I have to help maintain a website about the area I live in. The website has to contain articles about the positive things about the Terre Haute. Well I know the area like the back of my hand, and it makes me wonder if we’ll run out of positive things to talk about the area. I know that seems rude because I am from here but it’s the truth.
Even though I am a little fearful of how this project will turn out, I am also excited to see what my fellow classmates will find in Terre Haute that I didn’t see. Since I am from around here, I tend to only see that bad things that are surrounding me. So maybe they’ll see things that I know are there but are being overshadowed.
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