Two weeks ago I created a personal geography. In this geography I express the importance of the places in Georgia in the way that I remember them. The mapping of Georgia was in the shape of the upper body. I did that, because the places I know well has significance to me and are apart of me. Therefore I mapped them inside the body.Some places that are mapped in the body is my house and the college I want to attend. I mapped these two places in the brain where they are separated by a small border, but connected by a bridge. These places are in the brain, because the brain is like my "state of security" and my escape from the rest of the world like my home and my future. Another place that I mapped is the school which I currently attend. This is mapped in the mid section of the body, I did this, because it is far away from the brain. School is not my escape from the world. Therefore I didn't put in in the area of state of security. I also mapped my aunt's house which I marked family. I marked her house as family, because whenever I visit her house and we have events there I feel connected more as a family. Outside of the body, there are diagonal lines that are marked as undiscovered. This is the places outside of Georgia that I don't know. It is located at the outside of the body, because the outside of the body is unknown. I don't know how other people feel or everything that happens outside of my person. Therefore it is unknown.
In the making of my geography, I chose to represent my shyness, value of family, importance of future. I illustrated my shyness by putting the school so far away from my "state of security". I am shy at school, but at home I am not which explains why my house in in the "state of security". My value of family is shown by me mapping the place where I feel more connected with the my family. My importance of my future is shown through me mapping my college that I want to attend in my "state of security" and connecting it to my house by a bridge.
My personal geography shows that my knowledge is more personal than shared. Other people may share the same knowledge of Georgia and where places are with me. However, why I remember differs from other people. For example, I remember where my home and my aunt's home is, because I have personal ties to those places. I better remember places when there are personal ties and personal history behind them.