Monday, April 5, 2010

Finding Our Place

I find that a common theme in some of our readings is the writers trying to find where they belong in the world. For instance, I saw Anzaldua's essay on language as a kind of exploration of how she truly identifies herself.

As a senior graduating in just a little over a month, I can relate to this sort of identity crisis. I'm a journalism major, an english minor, I haven't found a job yet and I have no idea what I want to do with my life. Can anyone else relate?


  1. I think this is why coming-of-age tales are so popular (like Catcher in the Rye, A Separate Piece, etc.). They're relatable and help us cope with our own troubles. Hell, I'm a freshman and I'm freaking out over completing my GCRs and finding my place in life--everyone goes through the struggle, but I can only imagine how much more stressful it is as a graduating college senior. I'm in developmental psychology class right now and we are learning about the transition from adolescence to adulthood, including being economically and mentally independent. It's an uncertain time, but everything will work out.

    I hope everything works out!

  2. Im only a sophomore but I am pretty sure I dont want to do anything with my major after graduation because it is so specific... (speech and hearing) I'd rather just WWOOF on farms forever!!

    Postcards deals with modernism and the changes it makes.. which is kind of like growing up!