This week was mostly a lot of learning about my own schedule and how to manage my time, along with the things we did in class this week. For me it was a rough transition week with finally getting homework in classes and having swim meets. I learned that I have to have better time management this year than I have had in the past. Senior year brings many new deadlines that are very important, although I do see that they are mixed in with fun things too.
As for the things we learned in class, it mostly had to do with writing and poetry. I learned that even though a poem may be very short, it has a whole lot of meaning behind it. I learned that even when you think you have dug deep into processing the poem there is always more to think through and try to understand. I also realized that I still enjoy writing about anything I choose to. I have not been able to creatively write in class in years, and I don't do it on my own time, so I truly enjoyed the time we got in class and am excited to continue it throughout the year. I also really like that the creative writing it is such a safe place. I can write whatever I want and I don't have to share it with anyone, I can share as little as one word which I really like. I started to realize that this class as a whole is a safe place. I don't feel totally open, but I realize that it is okay to be yourself and do what you need to do in this class, and I really appreciate that.