Essay Signing Up For The Class

1726 Words Oct 28th, 2015 7 Pages
Signing up for the class “Essay Writing” was not the happiest moment of my life. I was anxious and apprehensive. I felt an insane amount of dread. I did not always feel this way when it came to writing. My relationship with writing can be described as complex. It is full of valleys and peaks. At the start of this class, I would have never guessed that two months later I would have an “aha moment” as Oprah Winfrey calls it. The one thing that I know for sure is that literacy has shaped who I am. Literacy has made me more introspective, has helped me develop friendships, and has helped me realize that learning is a never-ending experience. Writing is still a major challenge to me, but it is a challenge that I embrace. Literacy has impacted me so much that I cannot imagine life without it.
From as long as I can remember, literacy and I have always been an inseparable duo. As a child, I loved to read. It was a perfect escape from whatever was going on in my life. I was always raising my hand to read in class. I was proud of how literate I was. I also enjoyed writing in class. I always made good grades in composition.
I became obsessed with writing outside of school at the age of seven. That obsession bore out of the need to avoid embarrassment. In second grade, I had a crush on one of my classmates. I told my sisters and another classmate. I thought that they would not tease me. I was wrong. Not only did they tease me, they told everyone and my crush. After that, I was…

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