September 26, 2013
Who am I? Who will I become? Why am I here? Where will I go? What is my fate? These are all questions in which we ask ourselves when trying to self- reflect. “Self- reflection is careful thought about your own behaviour and beliefs” (Merriam-Webster, 2013). When doing my own self-reflection I took a mirror and stared in it, the first couple of things that came to my mind that meant something to me or had significance in my life were a phoenix, a tree, the number 5, musical notes or a piece of music, and a mirror. To begin with, I drew a phoenix because they represent rebirth. The phoenix is a fiery mythical bird that rises from the ashes renewed and reborn. I almost always feel like a phoenix when going through the everyday hardships of life. I have a 19 month old son and my boyfriend works out of town a lot so I’m on my own often. Days can be tough and nights can be even tougher trying to get all that needs to be done in 24 hours. I can either dwell on it every day or shake it off the next morning and feel born again and new. I coloured the phoenix red, orange and yellow to represent fire, the phoenix catches fire then rises from the ashes. I wanted to stay true to how the phoenix is usually portrayed. Secondly, I drew a tree because they symbolize life and my love for nature. I believe it represents me as a person. I’m always growing, getting older, and becoming wiser. I also drew leaves falling from the tree because it symbolizes the shedding of bad behaviours in my life. Things I can’t let go of that I should, possible grudges that I hold, simply just getting rid of the unwanted and growing new leaves to signify new growth in life. I coloured the tree green and brown as they appear in reality because green represents color of nature. It symbolizes “growth, harmony, freshness, and fertility” (Colour Wheel Pro, 2013). Brown represents “stability and denotes masculine...
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