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Writing Our Own Speeches

Coming into this class I knew we would have to write speeches, with our own ideas, thoughts and beliefs. I never imagined that I would get to know my fellow classmates as intimately as I have. It amazes me how words just come so easily to some people, how they can just draw you in and make you feel like you are actually experiencing the situation. It is so inspiring to hear of the hardships some of my classmates have over come, and how they are bettering themselves instead of dwelling on the past and feeling sorry for themselves. Just thinking of their experiences gives me the strength to move past my own issues and to look at things from a stand point of “it could be worse”. It is just absolutely amazing to me. I would like to thank every one who shared a personal triumph, and I want to thank you for giving me hope that no matter what, no matter how difficult a situation may be it will get better at some point.

 

Amanda

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June 10, 2011 at 8:29 am Leave a comment

Are You My Mother?

Although my first speech was simply a reading and consisted of reading a children’s book, it still took a lot to get over the nerves and to get up there and read it without sound scared to death! I chose to read Are You My Mother? In my opinion I couldn’t have picked a better book, simply because of what the book means to me.

When I was younger my mom would read that book to me every night. I honestly don’t think there was a night that she didn’t read it. To me it symbolizes, security, warmth, and love. It makes me think of home and the relationship my mother and I have. Sometimes I would give anything to be home again laying in bed with mom beside me reading that book, being an adult is too hard sometimes! Thankfully my mother and I still have a great relationship, it’s actually stronger now that it has ever been. Partly due to the fact that I am an adult now and she can share her worries and feelings with me. I love having a relationship with my mom that is as open and strong as ours is. Too often kids feel like they can’t talk to their parents. For a girl to grow up without that relationship with their mom is really a shame. My momma has taught me so many things that no one else could have or even tried to. But at the same time, I see the things my mother has gone through and choices she has made and from those mistakes I can say I will never do those things, or I can say yeah, that’s how I’d do it. For that I am so thankful. I love my mommy!!! Haha!

Amanda

May 8, 2011 at 10:11 pm Leave a comment

Now that my internet is finally working!!!

So although this was supposed to be done weeks ago, my internet has been down and between work and school I have not had any extra time to stay at the school and do these blog entries. So I figured, better late than never!

So I have to admit going into this class I was pretty terrified. I didn’t know what to expect or how my professor would act. I had started taking a speech class while I attended the University or Cincinnati Clermont, and that class and that instructor had me scared to death! From day one we were informed that our speeches had to be at least fifteen minutes a piece, and had to follow specific formats, and blah blah blah. And then he informed us our first speech would be due that next class! Needless to say I wanted no part of that, I dropped that class in a heartbeat!

But then I transfered to Southern State, and I love it here. I had put my speech class off entirely way to long and needed to get it out of the way. So I came into this class scared to death, but then Candee introduced herself, and suddenly I became more relaxed. The more she explained to us what was expected of us the more the knot in my stomach loosened. So far I have found the class rather enjoyable, which is a shock considering my preconceived notions about the class due to UC. When we were told we would have to do this blogs I thought oh great!, this will be a pain in the butt. Honestly though after I began typing it has just kind of flowed and came naturally. Had my internet been up and running all this crap would have been on time, considering how easy it actually is!

Amanda

May 8, 2011 at 9:00 am Leave a comment


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