I really enjoyed our quarencia assignment because it gave me a reason to think about what is my favorite place. When I was able to contemplate my home town of Monmouth, IL, many memories sprang out at me that I hadn't thought of in years. Monmouth is as much of a part of me as my body is, in fact, I'm here right now! When it comes to writing assignments, I usually don't like them because I don't connect with them ( yes, I know that's not the point of writing prompts for books.) But this one was very different. It allowed me to re-embrace who I truly am and what made me who I am. I'm actually kind of flabbergasted at the amount of content that was able to be used for this assignment, although beforehand, I thought I'd have trouble. I guess this a sort of thank you. So thanks!