So the title makes no sense right? I know. The topic of our blog made me think of Spongebob when I first read it (: On a serious note though, I took a lot from this class…
Being in college for four years, about to graduate, really made me start to question if Journalism is what I really wanted to do. I started asking myself all kinds of questions. Is this really what I want to do? Why did I choose this major in the first place? Do I even love it still? If it wasn’t for this class, I don’t think I would’ve remembered why I started.
I’ve taken all kinds of different Journalism classes and by senior year, you can definitely say I’m burnt out. My constant overthinking of my degree plan as I geared towards the end has really been heavy on my mind.
This class brought me back to the first time I found my love for writing. I was 13 years old when my best friend and my dad passed away. At the time, we still took the TAKS test in school, so there was always that writing portion of the test. Their was a topic that said to write about someone you look up to, who inspires you to be the person you are. I would always write whatever just enough to get an A+.
After losing my best friend, I found writing as a way of feeling better. i loved being able to write my experience of losing my dad and watching his slowly die in the process. I would give it all back if I could, but I turned my negative experience into a way of connecting with people on the page.
I enjoyed this class because unlike the other classes, it has given me a chance to express myself through writing. I love being able to cover important topics and still express myself through them. This class made me realize as I start looking for jobs, that maybe I don’t want to be a Journalism sports’ reporter anymore. I think I want to be a fourth grade English teacher and teach kids how to express themselves through their writing.
I learned a lot in this class and had a lot of fun through it all. Maybe as time goes on, I’ll teach older kids a class such as this one, to remind them how writing can be so much more than just words on a page.