Hey everyone, it’s Michael here,
So as my last creative blog post of our WRD class, I thought that I’d hit a little closer to home (for me at least) and try to remark briefly on literacy as it relates to our lives.
So, fun fact, this was my last quarter at DePaul University. This is oddly enough also the last college assignment that I’m completing, so in a way there’s no better way to top off my collegiate experiences than commenting on literacy as its accompanied me along this journey.
I don’t know about the rest of you, but sometimes I totally forget the fact that I was once a kid. Somehow there was a day and age where I used to sit down in class and not know how to add one plus one, share show and tell, and write or read basic words such as ‘apple’ and ‘dog’. But, alas, here we are now, fully formed (or at least almost) along our journey as academic and intellectual beings. Beings forged in the fires of literacy.
Literacy as a student, both through public school and up to my current experience at DePaul, has formed such a formative and irreversible part of who I am as a human being. I couldn’t imagine what life would be like without literacy, and the words and the hundreds of thousands of school assignments that have come along it. How could you even imagine life without the cursive lessons, the show and tells, or the reading along with the teacher right before nap time?
So before I go too much into the past and unleash the fury that is post-grad feels, I’d just like to say this: thanks to everyone for being a part of this class, for enhancing my understanding my knowledge of literacy, and spending some time along my journey in life.
I deeply appreciate it, and wish you the best of luck during your remaining time at DePaul.
All the best,