I am indifferent about the exercise; however, I do appreciate how I had to verbalize my feelings of doubt about a topic that is extremely important. I think about my upcoming co-op opportunity everyday and I become discouraged. Actually writing down why I should not be discouraged is different than someone else telling me. Physically writing it is also different than me telling myself in my head. When I wrote it, what I was telling myself became real. I plan to continue the extended exercise so that I really start to believe what I am telling myself.
I am the most reflective and the most honest about myself when I am laying in my bed preferably when its not well lit. I am the most comfortable that way and it’s just me. This exercise required self-reflection and honesty about my view of myself. I think being in my bed like this allowed me to pinpoint my exact feelings of doubt, so that I could really think about why I shouldn’t feel this way.