This week started the beginning of my senior year of highschool, which is supposed to be a special year in itself, but this year I made a promise to myself. This year I want to get over my performance anxiety. However, this goes for more than my performing arts involvements. This year I’m going to get over my fears of academic judgment, especially in terms of my academic writing.
During this week we set up classroom blogs and talked about the year ahead. While setting up my classroom website I came to the realization that I would be doing a lot of writing in this class. I mean, I knew the class was going to contain a lot of writing when I signed up for it, but the amount of writing seemed abstract and unimportant at that time. Now, however, it seems abundantly clear that I will be quite comfortable with expressing my thoughts by the end of the year. I thought this would bother me or even scare me, but after thinking about my goals for the year I am actually quite excited at the idea of writing often. During the week Mr.Schoenborn made a point that has stuck with me and will continue to motivate me to maintain my goal, and that is that no matter what I do in life I will have to write, I will have to be comfortable expressing my ideas, and I will have to be able to do it in a somewhat timely manner.