Referring to the photography class I took during my time at HSI, I have quite a few good memories. I learned about different types of creative devices and photos. This class served as a reminder to look at the world in a different way. I can’t say I learned a bunch from this class but what I did learn was important.
My physical world class was an Astronomy class, going into this class I thought I was going to hate it but I quickly made friends with the teacher and it became one of the best parts of my day. I learned A LOT about Astronomy and I still have many unanswered questions. I find space and things in fascinating, people don’t know much about it so there are endless possibilities. I will remember every lesson from this class.
My favorite memory is climbing up the rock hills at Vedauwoo. This gave me a chance to go outside and explore with friends. I made friends on this trip and it renewed my ability to photograph.
During HSI as a whole I learned that I like working alone and being independent. HSI improved my patience. I struggled a lot with socializing because I prefer to choose who I associate with. In this current moment I am sorry to say that HSI has been a bit of a disappointment. I do believe that my time spent here will pay off in the future but for now I am neutral on the question of whether or not I enjoyed my stay. I don’t believe HSI has prepared me for college because college students are adults and no one can prepare for life. When someone asks me about HSI I will tell them everything both the pros and cons of coming and I will tell them regardless it was a rare opportunity and I was able to make some friends.