This week was really cool getting to watch everyone’s This I Believe videos. We had several modified schedules due to a two hour delay and the musical preview, which caused us not to get through everyone’s videos but I will most likely end up watching the rest of them when I have the chance to outside of school.
I really liked getting to hear my classmates share things that they believe in. Some things I already knew about like Alana and her grandma, but other things I didn’t know because they are things people choose to hide away. I feel like this project allowed people to share who they are as a person and to share things that we often hide away.
I know that personally there are aspects of my life that I would rather not have people know about, and I chose not to talk about them in this project. Other people were much more brave than I was in the life stories they chose to share and I really commend them for doing so because it really allowed us to see how they came to their belief.
Getting to see the parts of people’s lives that they choose to hid can also be really healing. There has been a lot of research that shows sharing personal stories can help them to heal from that. I know that personally my story was more of getting to share my younger sister, but others were about hard times in their life that they may not have healed from but I hope that through this project they were able to heal.