The next habit of mind is openness. I believe I was open to learning a new way even though I was reluctant at first. When I first came to class and heard all the things I would have to do and how the class was set up, I was pretty shocked and scared. I decided to open up my mind and listen to how this different way would help me. I do think it overall didn't change the way I learned but it did help me open up to other possibilities of learning. I think my openness did help me complete the course because I didn't shut down completely and not do what was asked or did the bare minimum. I did the journey logs, the raids, and the reading assignments. I stayed open to learning new thing in each lecture and each assignment that wouldn't be anything like I've heard or done before. In each of my journey logs I did speak for the heart and what I felt about each week. I have never done reflections for a class before but doing so I think helped me rethink about everything I had done for the class that week and helped my writing. I didn't think the journey logs were fun or interesting especially after doing them for 3 or 4 weeks but it let me speak from my mind and talk more about what I learned.
Creativity was definitely a hard one to overcome in this class. Although I seem to be creative in coming up with ideas but its hard for me to actually do it. Minecraft has been the hardest for me to be creative in because I am not good at building things staring at a computer screen. For each of the assignments I had to use some sort of creativity. Including the last raid for the rhetorical analysis. I had a hard time writing the analysis because I hadn't seen the show Game of Thrones or know who Ramsay Bolton is to capture the real goal of the sanctuary. I did use a lot of creativity throughout my journey logs. Each journey log I had to use a classification. Once I changed to the bard classification I had an easier time. I made a lot of collages which doesn't seem to be as creative but I thought really hard about what to incorporate to justify my journey log. The hardest classification was the ranger because I don't like to do research and that all I had to do for my journey logs. I used my creativity more for the technical manual because I had to think of some ways to make it look nice and what it should look like to capture the way a manual should look.
I also used curiosity. Curiosity is what kept me going throughout the class. I was curious of how well I would do considering the set up of the class. I wanted to see how far I could push myself into changing the way I learn or think. For the last raid I decided to be the guild leader. I wanted to be the guild leader because I was curious how well I could managing a large group and if I am capable of doing it. I had a little bit of a hard time managing but I got through it and finished on time. Now I am curious to how well the manual turns out. Overall, the raid did come out pretty well and everyone has been working great together and I have managed to keep everyone on track and on time. Curiosity is what runs me through life. If it wasn't for my curiosity I wouldn't be here at Clemson. I always push my way through my classes by being curious about the material I am learning and how well I can do.