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My first assignment for Professor Koptiuch's Field Methods class was called a "shoebox story."  Each person in the class was to bring in three items that he or she thought best represented themselves.  We were to do a one minute presentation explaining these items to the class.  This is what I feel describes me best:

    I have brought in the three objects that I feel best describe myself.  The first object is a sweatshirt.  When I think of what a sweatshirt represents, I think of comfort and warmth in cold weather.  I value comfort very much, and my favorite seasons are fall and winter. My second object is a pair of headphones. I enjoy all types of music and the way that it seems to bring people together.  I often find that I can remember what song was playing at a certain time more quickly than I can remember the names of the people who were there at the time.  The headphones also represent technology, which is something else that I enjoy.  This goes along with enjoying comfort, in that I like to have information at easy access.  Although I am not necessarily knowledgeable on the subject, I also enjoy learning about new types of technology.  My third object is a map of the world.  This represents a love of travel and trying new things.  It represents all of the new experiences that I will be able to encounter in new places.  These three objects, placed together, show what I find to be the most important things in my life right now, they are subject to change at any time.

I am excited to share my experiences throughout the voyage with you.  Feel free to contact me with any questions or comments. 

"We need to travel. If we don't offer ourselves to the unknown, our senses dull. Our world becomes small and we lose our sense of wonder. Our eyes don't lift to the horizon. Our ears don't hear the sounds around us. The edge is off our experience & we pass our days in a routine that is both comfortable and limiting. We wake up one day and find we have lost our dreams in order to protect our days. Don't let yourself become one of these people!" - anonymous

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