Personal Narrative: My Growth As A Writer

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Everyone remembers learning how to drive, unfortunately my experience wasn 't so pleasant. When you 're learning how to drive you have to focus on traffic, your rear view, as well as your side mirrors, which a first seems like a boat load. I compare this situation to growing as a writer, being that they were both rough experiences. As a high school student, I believe I was an satisfactory writer, considering the highest grade I would make was an eighty. Each time my teacher passed out papers, I had hoped that maybe this time I 'd do better than the last. I didn 't quite understand what I wasn 't doing that could didn’t make up for that other twenty percent. While I was in high school, there weren 't that many essays that could be written outside …show more content…
Instead I 'm a racer pushing, awaiting my finish line. I thought that when I attended college I would be expected to know everything I was supposed to learn in high school. When I got to college I learned more about writing in about 12 weeks than I had learned in my four years of high school. The evidence behind this statement was my first grade higher than an eighty percent. I made an eighty eight for my first graded essay. Once I became better and made my first high grade, I realized writing was for me after …show more content…
Focusing on the traffic, the rear, and side view mirrors are all important while driving, but there must be balance between all three. Just as there must be balance while attending writing classes in college. Although writing became easier, my job and social life distract me, preventing me from reaching my highest potential. Working a part time job may interfere with a lot of the work I provide, whether the class work slips my mind, or there wasn’t enough time to complete the class work. I don’t plan on working a part time job at Krispy Kreme for the rest of my life, which is why I have to find the relevance in putting my class work before my job. I have to focus on the big dream, the reason why I am even in school in the first place. Being that I am a great procrastinator, weighs heavily on my success as well. While I am doing my work, I get distracted from getting bored easily when I am doing something for a long period of time. Although I know the due dates of my assignments, I choose to wait until nearly hours before to complete them, causing me extra stress. Wasted time will never be able to be gained back, slowed, or stopped. So when the due dates start to approach quickly I regret every second I wasted. As the days of my college pass by I learn new lessons by the mistakes I have made, gaining from them in the

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