Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Journal 2 - A brief introduction about Andy

The easiest way to describe myself would be easy going, yet hard working. I always try to be as helpful as possible to others if they need some assistance. This is my second semester of my freshman year. I am currently 28 and decided to take college classes to improve my quality of life for the future. I am quiet most of the time, but do enjoy good conversation.  In my spare time when I am not in class, studying or working, I can be found in the gym.  I enjoy fitness, nutrition, and pushing the human body to see what I can accomplish.  Nutrition is another aspect of my life that is very important to me due to wheat/gluten and lactose issues. With these issues, I have to work around them when shopping for foods and cooking.

After beginning reading A Long Way Gone, the theme that has had the biggest impact in my personal opinion so far would be the violence. Everything started off great and violence would be the last thing you would expect. As far as the aftermath of violence witnessed by Ishmael, he then had a dream that he was shot in his side. (pages 14-15) During this dream, he tells us people kept running by him without helping since they were running for their own lives. After that he states someone was standing above him pointing a gun where he was shot and pulled the trigger. After Ishmael woke up, he touched his side immediately to see if he was injured and could no longer tell the difference between dream and reality. This would obviously be a very frightening time to say the least and I believe most of us can relate to a short extent if we had a nightmare with a similar situation waking up wondering if the nightmare actually happened.


  1. I would totally freak out to if I woke up from a nightmare like that! Good interpretation of the first chapter! Wish you luck through the rest of your time in college!

  2. I'm with you on the same reason of deciding to go to college. i also agree with caitlin on that being a good interpretation of the first chapter!

  3. Thanks to the both of you for your input! Also thanks again and the best of luck to you as well with your college careers!


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