Blog #8: All Things Must Come to an End…

The-End

So, I was trying to think about what to write for this last blog post and I am sad that these are coming to an end because I have really enjoyed writing these posts and expressing myself this way. It motivates me to write my thoughts down more often. That being said, I will also miss this class, this small group of people in Room 203. I love that we can be that class now because we were the first class that Rachel showed Freedom Writers to. We became friends and talked about our lives and fears about new ways to write. We got personal and vulnerable and I learned so much about myself as a writer.

What I think is awesome is that we are creating a class anthology and that’s something that I have never done in a class before. I am part of the Preface team and it has been a lot of fun figuring out what we want to include and how to describe the class as a whole and the quirky, unique things that make our class special. We included a quote in the Preface and since I love quotes, that is one of the things I was in charge of. It was fun to search for a quote that describes our class. I can’t wait to see what the finished product will look like.

What I have enjoyed most about this class is learning more about writing and that we are all capable to be good writers. I loved reading all the stories and how they were different genres, but still got their message across. It inspired me in my writing and I hope that I can take what I have learned and continue to be vulnerable in my writing. I feel like I can express myself better through writing than I can with words. Writing the creative non-fiction was, in my opinion one of my best pieces of writing I have done so far and that is an accomplishment cause I have never felt like I was a good writer until I took this class. I seriously wish this class would last longer than a semester cause there is so much more we could learn or just because it would be fun and I don’t want to end. However, all things must end eventually and like with this class, the blog must end too. I will probably add more posts to this even if they aren’t graded cause I created it, so I want to keep it going. It will continue to help my writing to improve by doing  weekly post. I have enjoyed my time immensely in this class and I will always be grateful for what I learned and will miss it.

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6 thoughts on “Blog #8: All Things Must Come to an End…”

  1. I will also miss this class. I thought I have learned everything there was to know about writing until I took on this class. I’m happy we got to start these blog posts because I feel like I have learned a lot from everyone because I got the opportunity to see how they were doing and feeling every week. That is cool that you got to pick the quote for our class anthology because this book is something that will live on forever and you chose a major part of it. I can’t wait to read all of the essays and see how our whole class came together to make something so special!

    Mandy

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  2. I can definitely agree that this class made me a better writer. I absolutely hated writing before this class, I took it because it was one of the last classes open. I’m glad it was, because Rachel taught us that writing doesn’t have to be miserable. Next time I’m writing a paper, maybe I won’t dread it as bad! (Ok honestly, I probably will) I’ve had some really terrible teachers this semester, I won’t even get into what they’ve said. I was lucky to have this class and Rachel as a teacher to relieve some stress of my back. It will be missed!

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  3. I absolutely loved reading this heartfelt post! More often than not, I go through an entire semester unaware of who is in my class. However, this class gave us the opportunity to get to know each other through writing. I especially loved the mini bio assignment. When we were first assigned this I sarcastically thought, “oh great, I get to write about myself.” But I thought it was one of the coolest assignments I have ever had when I realized we had to write about a classmate. It’s so refreshing to hear people talk about classes they like because I feel like there’s more negative things to say these days. It has been such a pleasure working with everyone in this class. Thanks for your sweet post!

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  4. I will miss this class as well! I enjoyed so many aspects of this class like the blog posts, the anthology, and the CNF essay. The blog posts were fun because so you mentioned I haven’t had a constant writing process like this one. I enjoyed reading other’s work and what they thought about my writing. The class anthology is also a fun thing to work on. Working with you guys on the Preface was fun and reminiscing about the class was bittersweet. Saying goodbye to this class will be hard and I will miss you all. Good luck to everyone!

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  5. I am going to miss this class too. It has helped me grow as a writer so much. I don’t really like to write, I generally hate essays. As I think back to this semester I am genuinely shocked that I liked writing the papers for this class. They didn’t feel like essays when I wrote them. My favorite essay was the creative non-fiction essay. I too have never done a class anthology before and I can’t wait to see it all come together. I really loved reading your post and I am too sad this class is coming to an end.

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  6. I also feel that we’ve become closer as a class through our daily writing, these blog posts, and now the anthology project. I’m going to miss reading everyone’s blog posts and commenting too!
    This class definitely challenged us to think differently about writing. I really appreciate that Rachel gave us the room and encouragement to experiment with our writing. I’ve never personally had another class that gave us so much creative freedom with your writing -and I’ve taken a creative poetry class! I’m thinking about continuing to write in my blog too, or at least challenge myself to write something every week like we did here. It’ll only help us grow more as writers! I enjoyed sitting next to you in class, and I hope you have a great summer 😀

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