It’s Friday! When I woke up this morning I knew it was going to be a good day. I had a good bit of rest, even though I do not have a box spring and mattress. But I try to make the best out of what I have. When my mental alarm clock woke me up, I felt wonderful and well rested. I totally forgot about attending creative writing class. I had so many other things on my mind.
Until, Johnny asked me was I going to class today? I told him I was not. Only due to the fact that he told me it wasn’t like last classes with the last teacher. I denied to the fullest that I was going to the class. The C.O. on the pod tries to make people better there selves. I know this because I been on the pod with her for 17 months now. I told her I wasn’t going due to the fact that I thought it was going to be like elementary or middle school English class which I hated. Hated is a strong word so I should say dislike. I thought it was going to be about reading and comprehending. I’ve been into school I’ve even went to secondary school for Information Technology. So I wasn’t trying to get a blast from the past. I came to my senses and decided to give it a chance anyway.
I rode the elevator to the first floor. Then it happened again, I had a feeling that everything was going to be okay. The elevator door opened. The aroma of the female C.O.’s lotion hit me. She was rubbing it into her hands. It smelled wonderful. I walked down the hall to the last door to the right. I waited until the control room unlocked it for me to enter. As soon as I entered there was an older lady asking if we was here for writing class. Johnny agreed. We walked to the last class to the right. I just knew it was going to be set up like a regular class room.
To my surprise, there were small desk in a circle sort of like a group. It was a different atmosphere. There were faces I have never seen and a classroom I have never been in. There were computers on the outer perimeter of the circle, our desks was in. Thoughts came to my mind due to the fact that I’m a computer geek. I haven’t touched a computer in over a year. I went to have a seat in a vacant desk. When the teacher noticed a new face, which was me. She greeted me with a bright smile and great energy. Just looking at them look at me made me feel as if I was someone famous. She was a real people person. Explaining in great detail about what this class was all about. She also gave me a few contracts to sign about a few different things. I’ve sat down and read the contracts and listened to what was going on around me. From the looks of things I knew this would be a very interesting class. This was going to be a learning experience.
People started to read there writings from the following week and some from the present assignment. I’m guessing we open up class daily with a 8 minute writing assignment. Once I read over everything and started the present assignment. Even though I started late, it’s better late than never. It helped me get my writing fluids flowing. I only had the chance to write a few lines on the topic, so I didn’t feel as if I should share mind writing with the group. Granted that I’m a very shy individual, I like to have personal writings. So this is really going to be a learning experience. I’m glad I decided to join this class and come to it today. I was going to drop out, but I would have been missing out on a lot of different views. I could tell that I’m going to have to get use to sharing work I’ve written. I know for me to excel in this class I’m going to have to be able to share my thoughts and ideas. I keep a lot of things bottle inside when I shouldn’t and this class seems like its going to be great to release some things that I usually have bottled in.
-Lamont Goodwine, Jr.