Include everything you believe to be true about yourself. Please do not use other peoples opinions about you. For the purpose of Re-creating Your Self, the only important opinions are your own
Don't worry about the quality, quantity or style of your writing. They don't matter. Some students write four or five pages, others barely fill one page. If you write your true feelings about who you are, this first Re-Creating Your Self adventure will be successful. No time limit is recommended; set your own pace.
STEP 2: After you have written Your Now Self Profile, go back and read what you've written. Have you left out anything? Do you disagree with something you have written? The purpose of adventure 1 is to define Your Now Self as completely and accurately as possible. Your pencil/computer has an eraser; feel free to use it.
My Now Self by Cheryl-ann Marois
Physical: This is the easiest one for me because it is where my mind is right now. 5' 1"
Intellectual: I am of average intelligence with a strong affinity to writing particularly poetry which has been my vehicle of self-expression since I was a teenager Although I do have two fiction books in preliminary form. I often act dumber than I am so people won't ask me to do things
Emotional: My mother always said I was high-strung which the dictionary defines as "Tending to be very nervous and easily excited"... I used to be then I had a nervous breakdown that took me years to recover from and during that time I locked my emotions away. They are still locked away except for the odd searing slash of anger. I trust no one, no one gets past the acquaintance stage because I don't allow it. If I start to feel like someone might actually care about me or that I might care about them I do whatever is in my power to discourage them and myself to make them back away. I try to be truthful but I always feel like everyone I talk to is only telling me a half-truth or an out-right lie. Trust is a big, big issue for me! I even find myself distrusting my The Professor sometimes and he has never given me any reason to.
Step 1 completed for mow. I'll read it over tomorrow and make any changes or additions I deem are needed.
Step 2 completed. Going to be a bit before I can get to the next one because I am in Toronto and don't have them on my laptop.