Document of Learning

Two blog posts in one day? I know, I’m a force to be reckoned with. The truth is, I don’t even know if I’m supposed to put this here, but really, what can you do?

To be frank, I am not that far from where I started in regards to information on my Eminent person. Five failed interview attempts, obsessive googling, and the watching of over two hundred YouTube videos has yielded me, with… not a lot.

I believe my biggest step was my speech. My original speech was honestly terrible. It was fact after fact, and as I rehearsed it I felt like I was reading one of my middle school speeches, works of writing that I never really felt proud of. So;

Obviously the answer here was to rewrite it entirely, about six hours before I was supposed to rewrite it. Yes, the majority of my speech was written at three am.

But, as I read it over, I liked it, it was something to be proud of. I have always been comfortable in the realm of fiction, inventing worlds and people to thrive or suffer almost independently, and this was as close as I could get.

I took a step to the podium, my eyes dark underneath from lack of sleep, my shirt wrinkled and a little dirty from the wicked fall I had taken on the way to school, I looked around me. My first thought was ‘This podium is a lot bigger than I thought’. So I spread my speech out over the surprisingly large podium, prepared to DO THIS.

And as I opened with that first line, with “I remember being a tree”, with the pitch and the tone just the way I had been planned, I knew I had them. I grinned, maybe even smirked, and kept going.

In my opinion, the whole thing went off perfectly, I mean I got ONE wish and that was from Mr. Albright, not to mention it being more of a star.

Sorry to sound like I’m popping my own collar here, I’m just really proud of the speech.

I don’t even know how many popped collars this guy is rocking but he is that many times cooler than you.

I feel more distant from my person now. I felt like he was jut next door before, but now I’m not so sure. Sonder has weakened in my mind and now I don’t know how applicable it is to my person. I’m a little sad about it, but I’ll keep watching Jimmy’s videos.

Now I guess I’m gonna go panic about my learning center. Cardboard!