What’s Behind The Curtain of Uncertainty

Often around this time of year students feel pressured to make serious decisions about their future. The age old question, “So what’s are you going to do next?” seems to be on crop up no matter who they talk to. They have rehearsed the same vague response so they can put off confronting their unknown. Society, personal relationships or even be self-imposed ideas can fuel the pressure to have a plan all mapped out. We developed this project to try to diminish the pressure to have it all figured out: who you are, what you’re going to do, and where you’re going to go. We wanted to show our peers even though it may seem like it, your cohort really doesn't have it figured out any more than you do and it’s also okay to not know what’s next. Enjoy where you are. Try to figure out who you are because once you do it’s much easier to answer the questions of what you want to do and where you want to go.

Sincerely,

Leah and Amber, Founders of the Wayward Department of Uncertainty

Founders of the Wayward Department of Uncertainty, Amber and Leah, standing with their piece “What’s Behind the Curtain of Uncertainty.”

Front of the Postcards

Back of the Postcards

Prompts to Answer

Tell us about a time when you weren't sure who you were, what you wanted to do, or where you wanted to go.

OR

Tell us about a time when you felt like yourself and you knew you belonged.

The Display

The Reaction

Student JD Sell, smiling in amusement at a response to the question, “Tell us about a time when you weren't sure who you were, what you wanted to do, or where you wanted to go.”

Group engaging with the “Curtain of Uncertainty.”

Student Matthew Lemon encouraging another student to contribute his feelings of uncertainty on the postcard.

For more information, to read your cohort’s responses, or to contribute to the project please visit:

The Wayward Department of Uncertainty Home Page

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