5-5:20pm: What were some thoughts that went through your head today? What did you do with them? Are you going to do anything with them? What do they mean?
Think of your life as literature. It IS. It’s a story. You’re writing even when you’re not writing. So… what did you write today?
FYN (For Your Notes): Thoughts are always valuable and can be used.
FYN: You and your days are never boring or regular unless you choose to see them that way.
FYN: (a bit off-topic). Your journal is YOUR journal. Use it for this class, personal writings, ANYTHING written. Don’t overthink or even think about it.. just use the pages. They are ALL yours.
5:20-5:40: How do you define happiness? Do you have some specific visual or conceptual image or feel of what it is? Why is it so seemingly hard to acquire at times? Is this imagined? What the F/CK is happiness?
FYN: Happiness can’t be defined maybe, just chosen and lived….?
5:40-6:05pm: Initial reactions and thoughts to Ms. Lawson’s book. I find that she’s as kind and loving as she is snarky and slightly venomous. What about you?
FYN: Her exploration of depression is what I’d call artfully quirky, poetic…. You?
FYN: She shows us how people connect, and affect each other. And, how there is nothing more attainable than our own identity.
6:05-6:20pm: What are some lines from the book that gave you insight into her mind and intentions, personality and writing style? Anything that makes you feel something as a reader, that leads to more questions you’d want to ask Ms. Lawson?
6:20-6:30pm: Close…. WHAT DID YOU WRITE IN YOUR NOTES/JOURNAL TONIGHT? What are you walking away with?
ASSIGNMENT: Read the next five chapters in Lawson’s book, type a 2-page opinion paper on her reason for writing.