Monday, June 13, 2011

End of the Year

I have to say, my blog is looking a little lonely now a days.
However, I met the minimum requirements for my number of entries.  And I have been blogging up until the last day of WISE class.  To be honest, I wasn't sure if I still had to blog after the day when our WISE class ended...but anyway, here is another post!!

This semester has been incredible in so many ways.  I have learned a lot about myself, and a lot about my community in just a few weeks.  I found it very satisfying to be given a project of my choice to focus on for the last semester and seeing where I take it.  And I definitely took it in several different directions.  I became a master composter, I became a Cayuga Landscape intern, I am designing a garden for the Ithaca Children's Garden, and I am a much larger contributor to my community.  These are the things that I have gained from my WISE experience that I am very proud of, and that I will never forget.

There are very few things about my WISE project that I regret.  There are some things that I wish had gone differently.  For one, I wish I had more time to focus on my project.  With other class work, and college applications, and Green Team, it was definitely a challenge to give my WISE project all the time that it needed and deserved.  Another thing that I wish that had gone differently is the arrangements with the Ithaca Children's Garden.  I am STILL waiting to her back from them about when I can begin my gardening.  This was one of the most discouraging parts of my project.  I have spent hours upon hours preparing plans for this garden, and now I feel as though I have been led on.  I truly hope that they still want me to continue with this garden.  I have been itching to actually create my own garden, and unfortunately now I will have to do that after the school year ends.

Although it is a little inconvenient still having to do a lot of English work after the school year ends, I am very glad that I took WISE.  I feel that WISE allowed me to explore not only a topic of my choice, but myself way more than another English class would of.
I have my presentation on Wednesday, and honestly, I am a little nervous.  But I know that it will go fine. 

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