Date of Graduation

Spring 2016

Document Type

Honors Research Project

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts



Research Sponsor

Robert Pope

First Reader

David Giffels

Second Reader

Mary Biddinger


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.

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