Noticing the Big Picture is a collection of five essays originally put into motion as a result of the application process for an MFA--a Masters in Fine Arts. The nature of these assignments created pieces of a puzzle for the author to collect and assemble. An exercise that catapulted S.R. Coleyon into a new realm. One of greater self-empowerment, greater awareness and higher consciousness. Whether young or old, readers will most likely identify with the struggles and triumphs within, and they just may be able to take greater ownership of their futures as a result.