Reading and writing are two of my favorite activities, and therefore Indian Epics last semester did not seem so much like a class, but rather an opportunity to explore a new pantheon of literature (the amazing collection of Indian stories!) and delve into my own storytelling abilities by writing tales based on the readings. Taking notes was a little tedious for me, simply because I would get caught up in the readings and forget to jot down ideas along the way. However, the notes ended up being very helpful to compartmentalize the sections of the readings that stood out to me, and I was then able to generate my own ideas and use them as the basis for my stories. I am very excited for another semester of reading and writing and to dive into the world of myth and folklore!