Reflecting about the final is almost like a big sigh of relief. With all my finds completed and only the captions to revise, I felt very content. There are many commons themes within my finds. Young motherhood, spontaneity, and career choices seem to be the main ones with an appreciation of nature mixed in. The finds that I choose all had important meanings to me. In some it was the bluntly obvious and in others it may have been the event or the attitudes displayed. After picking my finds, I took some time to arrange them. Maybe even more time than it took to pick them. The end result seemed to be a chronological order as the events have occurred in my life, or in the case of the songs, I put them in where I thought they meant the most in my life at that time. Sometimes it may have been something I wanted to stress in my life at that time. The Colorado picture was a definite pick. It was the beginning of my adulthood. It reminds me of freedom and the journey to find oneself. Nature is the original beauty. It is soothing and peaceful. Alluringly it invites you to come inside. It surrounds you and encourages self discovery. This picture literally shows a scene that I find awesome, but the trip itself introduced me to the power of nature and the connection that it has with one's soul. Imprints of this trip will stay seared into my mind and spirit forever.
The other pictures such my daughters and my x-ray school graduation are equally important to me and were an unquestionable pick. Although they are very different from the Colorado trip they are equally important to my life and growth. Dramatic and permanent changes take place in a woman's world when entering into the dimension of motherhood. Challenges beyond the imagination begin a permanent transformation. For me these things served as a portal. Allowing me to see things differently, more clearly and acted as a catalyst to make me become a better person. All of the images in my finds encouraged me to grow tremendously from the experience. Some finds also influenced positive growth in those around me, like the road trip I took with my daughters.
The other finds are a variety of information, the Nike Ad is somewhat of an old but rediscovered bit of information. After maturity allowed me to see my past with more clarity, I realized that ?Just Do It? was an integral part of my philosophy. All of the significant accomplishments in my life were done by use of this philosophy. All my obstacles and insecurities were overcome by just doing it. The Achievement card is another piece of information in my finds. It serves as inspiration. It has deeper meaning than just that but it reminds me that nothing is beyond reach if you reach beyond yourself.
Other information in my finds include the MRI-land cartoon and the La Roche article. These directly relate to my situation at hand, so they are therefore at the end of my finds. I worked very hard to further my career into the specialty area Magnetic Resonance Imaging which I now find amazingly like the cartoon. Not exactly what I had envisioned it to be. Which bring me to LaRoche and the article. This article not only represents me as a student here at LaRoche but it also ironically circles everything around to the beginning. Matching the nature scene in Colorado with the flower on the article I choose. The spring topic of my article also appropriately ties in with my reality right now, a time for growth or regeneration in my career and personal life. More change than I had anticipated were on the horizon. This is demonstrated in my diary entries. Although each of these finds reflects very different things, they also represent things that are the same. Transformational events. Some are big and some are small, but they all mold and contour someone's life. I have enjoyed the process of these assignments. Not only do I have a whole new respect for captions and pictures, but I have learned alot about myself as I reflected on my finds.