Who are you?
Explore

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Assignment #1

Reflect on who you are as a person.​​

Connect to your story. Explore your thoughts, ideas and feelings. What images come to mind? Get in touch with your senses, including touch, sight, taste, smell, sound.  Use descriptive language that is natural to you.

Directions. Freewrite responses to the following questions that speak to you. Allow yourself to be surprised. This is an exploration. Go with the flow.

  • What do you truly love doing?

  • Write about the last time you did something for the first time.

  • Seriously, what issues cause you to rant, and why?

  • Share the details of your favorite kind of day.

  • Describe the world you come from.

  • What do you struggle with, and how do you persevere?

  • Deconstruct the moment you felt you were no longer a child.

  • What inspires you to act? To give? To do? To learn?

  • Write about the activities that get you in a state of flow.

  • What personal traits are you glad to possess?

  • You did it your way. What did you do?

  • Write the chapter titles of your autobiography.

  • Everyone is an expert at something. Give us a lesson.

  • How do you express your creativity?

  • What problem are you driven to solve?

  • Describe the origins of your personal ambition.

  • You're a teen with a dream: tell us about it.

  • Write about an inspiring project that you led.

  • Reflect on the guiding principles you rely on.

  • Is there an event that changed the direction of your life?

  • You meet up with your Future Self. Write a monologue.

  • Describe a place that is special to you. Where is it, and what are you doing?

Markers

How did it go? Underline anything that moves you or captures your imagination.

Notice where you're inspired to keep writing.