This is the first time I’ve ever had a free writing experience on my blog. Everything I’ve written before has had a clear purpose going in. Most people give the impression that they prefer to have a purpose; I know I do when I act. There does exist, however, a balance–just like in anything else. I have two comfort zones when it comes to structure and two zones where I start to get uncomfortable or even freak out. One of the two best forms of direction are when I’m given step-by-step instructions to follow to complete a project that satisfies requirements x, y, and z. The other is when I’m told “paint a beach.” When I’m told what type of action needs to be taken and what the topic should be. I will, however, fight what I’m given when I am told that I cannot add anything to distinguish my work and am told to follow z, y, and x to a point or when I’m told to make a presentation that needs to satisfy all the requirements, but the requirements are hidden from me. The point of a test should be to show personality and knowledge, not test guessing ability.
If anyone would like to share, let me know what you think of direction.