For this assignment, you will write a four-page (1200 words) reflection paper, not including APA formatted cover and reference pages, and LifeLine page. It is a good idea to start working early on this, it will take a great deal of reflection and insight! See the document below for more information on reflection papers.
Part 1: Construct Your LifeLine
Map your life cycle on a chart. Divide your life into 3 segments by taking your current age and dividing it into thirds. For example, if you are 30 years old, the first third would be from birth to age 10; the second third from age 11 to age 20, and the final third from age 21 to 30 (your current age).
Choose 3-5 important lifestyle events in each third of your life. Think of all the important events that happened (good and bad) and the major decisions you made in each third of your life. For example, include the people who influenced you at various stages, traumatic events, illnesses and major transitions. Write a detailed list of these events and any significant positive or negative milestones.
Start first with the earliest lifestyle event you remember and move forward into the present. If major events don't come readily to mind; begin with what you do remember; then go back and fill in the details. For each lifestyle event, you will need to record the date and summarize it in a few words. Don't worry about filling up the spaces. Leave room for memories to emerge.
It might be easier if you draw your LifeLine freehand on a sheet of 8 x 11.5 paper and scan it as a Word Document or you can create using technology; as long as it can be uploaded or shared via this submission link.
Part 2: Reflection Paper
As part of your reflection paper answer the following questions:
- What life experiences and individuals have shaped your life – good and bad?
- What has been the impact of these events and individuals on how you live your life, what you think and feel and on the decisions you make?
- What were the lessons you’ve learned from these events and people?
- What lessons do you believe you still need to learn?
- Are there things you are tolerating that are holding you back; how can your life be more effortless?
- What brings you your greatest joy?
- What are the things you truly value?
- Are you honoring those values in each area of your life?
- What makes you feel passionate and alive?
- How have these events in your life shaped your moral and ethical development?