Imagine you are delivering the eulogy at your own funeral. What would you say. How would you want to be remembered. You can write it as if you are at the end of the long life you still expect to live or as if you were eulogizing yourself today, as you currently are. It can be long or short. It can have a funny or serious tone.
Here’s a link as an example of a touching tribute that is short and poignant from a wife to her late husband .
Recently a mom made headlines across the globe when she wrote that having children (pictured below) was the “biggest regret of her life”. She said “I resented the time my children consumed. Like parasites, they took from me and didn’t give back”. Read her story (LINK) and write a 1-2 paragraph response either agreeing or disagreeing with her view.
Pick 2 different time periods in your life (e.g., elementary school, junior high, high school, college) and compare and contrast the friendships you had during those periods. Some things to think about as you get started: How many friends did you have during each period? What kinds of things did you do with your friends? How long did the friendships usually last? What kinds of things did you share with those friends? How many of those friendships still exist? How did those friendships changed over time?
In class we discussed adolescent problems such as ADHD, substance use/abuse, eating disorders, and bullying. However, that is certainly not a complete list of the problems that adolescence might face. For example, we did not discuss mental illnesses like depression or anxiety at all. For this journal entry write a 300 word description of another problem (i.e., one not discussed in class) that can affect adolescents.
For this journal entry describe the things that make you unique on 50 words or less. If you have trouble getting started imagine that you had to describe yourself for a dating website or that your roommate was describing you to some of his/her old high school friends. What would the description look like?
Are you: Nice? Mean? Tall? Short? Boring? Principled? Funny? An excellent cook? A terrible lover? A good friend? Lonely? Outgoing?
Do you: Collect stamps? Hate video games? Love to travel? Value diversity? Play poker? Have allergies? Read books daily…or never?