This week in class I worked a lot with myself, and what I mean by that is a lot of the work we did this week was more or less a form of soul searching, we had to find something within ourselves that we believed in, at least enough to write a piece on it. This for me was actually not that difficult as the only things I really do with my time outside of school are use my computer and create music, so to me the choice to talk about music and its influence on me seemed like an easy decision. Talking with some of my classmates, they seemed pretty nervous to be sharing something of this stature with classmates, people were afraid to really dig deep into what they truly believed in. I hope that they will be able to overcome that as it is important to write genuinely and not to force any topic. I will admit at first having to record my voice over of me reading the piece felt weird, as it’s not everyday that you spend your time listening yourself read something that you wrote, with you as the only audience member. I feel because it was me that I was listening to, I found it hard not to be critical of my speaking or the way I was reading the piece, less about the contents of the page and more about how I was saying it. I recorded my piece many times, simply because on previous takes I wouldn’t like how long my pauses were, or something like I felt my pronunciation was poor on a particular word. I think in the end it came out ok, I wasn’t actually sure of the voice length requirements so I am worried mine initially might be too short at only 2:10 but if it does happen to fall short of the mark it won't be difficult to add more as I tried to limit myself initially to not make it a ten minute speech.