I was sick last week and didn’t get to update as often as I wanted to! I realized that I have been missing posting daily, but I have been updating my bibliography.
For this prototype I created a book to tell the story of my family experiences around the dinner table. The things I remember and meaningful conversations are depicted in the narrative of this story.
I have been in a little of a rut recently, trying to figure out where my thesis is going. While some people are on a clear defined bath, I think I have some defined areas of interest and I am not sure how al these pieces are going to come together. It troubles me to think that this far into thesis, I am unsure of what exactly my thesis will be.
I am also struggling because of my personal connection to my work so far. I wanted to be able to expand my ideas through my thesis to other people, other cultures, other groups, but I haven’t been able to clearly define how I will be able to bridge that gap. Today, in our critique Katherine made a good point and said if what I really want to do is about myself, I need to stop fighting it and either accept it, or move on because if I don’t decide soon, I will end up running myself in circles. This is exactly how I feel. I think it is the balance of staying true to what I am passionate about but also being able to challenge myself along the way. I have to think a little more about this though and what exactly I am after. Part of me feels like I am trying to come up with an understanding of why I am the person I am today.
In doing this prototype I was able to make something that I see as a description to my past. A description to why I have these values that a lot of other people don’t necessarily tie themselves to. To see the whole story, click here.