“Put yourself on the page.”
As a first-year sitting in English Composition, these were the words my professor uttered that echoed through my head. Urging us to be honest and reveal ourselves through writing, the words my professor said took on a metaphorical meaning to me.
Throughout elementary school and even high school, my teachers and peers always referred to me as a quiet kid. Some of my close friends might disagree, but generally, I strike people who don’t know me well or don’t know me at all as shy and reserved.
After sitting through that class, that was something I wanted to change. To me, being referred to as quiet meant that I was mundane and forgettable, and that’s the last thing I wanted to feel about my experience at college. I wanted to be someone you could come up to, talk to and be friends with. I wanted to put myself on the page.
Throughout my time here, I think that’s something I was able to do.