Three beliefs I hold very close to me is to be unique, to utilize creativity during everyday life, and to not let others influence your own thoughts and opinions. For my own self, being unique and having my own original ideas is very important to me. I have never been one to follow the crowd and I actually enjoy standing out from others, whether if it is with my appearance, actions or contracting beliefs. Being unique drives me to become a successful individual because when one is unique, their ideas become of interest to others which can eventually lead to their success in life, whether if it’s in a career or one’s personal life. My belief to be unique originated from my parents and older sister. Ever since I was young, my mother has imprinted in me how important it is to be yourself and to not follow the crowd. My sister similarly passed this trait down to me by telling me not to copy others because it’s the “safe” thing to do, but to wear what you want and think what you want. As well as being unique, I also hold creativity to be very important in my life. Without creativity, life is dull and not imaginative. I believe creativity is extremely useful to use in life because it creates multiple ways to approach a situation or problem and it benefits the mind by working it in a new way. I engage in my creativity because I think it can benefit me in the future by turning my hobbies into a career. My creativity originated from becoming fascinated with the arts including fashion, photography and literature. These subjects tapped into my personal creativity and made it easier for me to express who I really am and show my artistic and creative qualities. Lastly, I strongly believe that not being influenced by other's opinions and holding true to your own is an important quality to carry throughout life. If you are constantly influenced by others, you will never find yourself in control of your own beliefs and thoughts and you won't have a strong sense of self. To not be aware of your own beliefs is dangerous because you may never establish independence. The less independence one has the harder it is for them to find success in life. This belief was manifested in me by my dad because he constantly reminds me to never let anyone tell me my opinion is invalid, to always stand up for what I think is right and to not be afraid to speak my mind despite what others may think of me. These three beliefs and qualities make up my principles and the person I am today.
2. Looking at the above answer please do your best to articulate how your REVEALED box, which we will construct on Monday November 7th together, and will be photographed on Thursday November 10th, will likely (as you plan at this time, even if it doesn't turn out how you envision it now) is a reflection of this inner work you describe in part one of your writing prompt
For the construction of my box, I will try to incorporate my personal beliefs and interests through the use of multiple objects and decorations. First I plan to paste several flowers in the box to symbolize my growth as a person and how I have changed from a shy girl who was sometimes nervous to share her ideas and opinions, but is now confident and always willing to speak her mind and stand up for her beliefs. The flowers may also represent my creativity and how I appreciate the beauty in art and nature based on how I perceive the world. Some of the flowers are white and I may dye the other half black to reveal the edgier side of my personality. I am edgy in my style but also my mindset because I like to think differently than others and I find myself telling the truth straight forward and speaking my mind. To add to my box, I also want to place my camera on top for a number of reasons. The camera will not only show my love for photography but also my creative and unique abilities of how I view the world around me. Photographers tend to have unique images jump out at them that others may not have noticed. To further demonstrate my creative side, I will paste images of fashion and other art forms that I find attractive. Although it’s not an internal belief, I believe my love of fashion shapes who I am because it is more than just clothes you put on every day. Your personal fashion can define who you are because of your individual taste and style and through this style you are able to communicate to the world what you are like. I utilize my creative fashions sense to fulfill my need to be unique from others, so I think it is important that I include something regarding fashion in my box.