Major

English

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts

Date of Expected Graduation

Spring 2016

Abstract

They say the journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. My journey began with a step in a pair of low-top pink Converse sneakers. In this creative nonfiction piece, I wrote about my journey through life through my shoes. In humorous and sometimes touching stories, I recount the people and events that I feel have shaped me to be who I am today, whether that is a good or bad thing. Every anecdote comes fresh with a pair of Converse sneakers. However, in the end, the story is not just about the shoes; it’s about the life that was lived while wearing them. The shoes may seem insignificant, but they’re the one constant in an ever-changing world, and end up serving as proof of growth and development.

Research Sponsor

Robert Pope

First Reader

David Giffels

Second Reader

Mary Biddinger

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Nonfiction Commons

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