Friday, June 24, 2011
I bet you've been wondering where I've been and what I've been doing since my last post. (Well, maybe not.) In either case, I've just finished week 2 of a wonderful workshop on writing personal essays. It's a continuation of a course I took with the Odyssey program at JHU this past spring. The wonderful instructor, margaret osburn, extended the workshop for eight weeks over the summer at her home. I never would have thought that I'd enjoy writing essays but I must admit I'm hooked! It's the self-exploratory aspect that I'm finding most compelling. Looking back at the people and events that shaped your life and reflecting upon the lessons learned is remarkably therapeutic. I also enjoy the opportunity for indepth exploration of areas of interest in order to create my own commentary. This could be the start of a whole new career!