The introductory assignment for EdTech 541 is to write an I Am poem that follows a given template. I found this to be an task. I was very anxious at first as I am not a poet, nor do I enjoy poetry. Once I saw the template, I calmed down. This I could manage. I spent about a week writing and editing this assignment and what I noticed was that the words and tone changed according to my moods and thoughts. My final submission seems a little dark and melancholy, but that has been my frame of mind lately. My life is in a state of flux right now, and it is making me uncomfortable. The anniversary of my mother’s death was a couple of weeks ago, adding to my general unease. All of this came out in my poem, and though I tried to make it a little lighter, it refused to cooperate. The image I chose was the Chinese symbol Sho Shin. It stands for Beginner’s Mind and refers to one’s open-mindedness when learning new things. I feel that this is a good description of my character. I pride myself on my ability to adapt and change. I love to learn.