Everyone has a goal. Whether it’s to get every question right on the test or as small as going to bed at an earlier time. Like most, I have goals that I want to accomplish. By the end of the first trimester I want to complete my goals to give myself a better future. The goals I plan to achieve are to become a better writer, learn more about computers, and to talk more.
I have always had a passion for writing however, I do struggle with it. My weaknesses and strengths are what make my writing style so unique. I struggle with directly writing down my thoughts and feelings. It takes me awhile to develop a good writing flow. Especially if I am not given specific guidelines for the paper. I also have problems with my word choice. Of course, I want my paper to consist of intelligent vocabulary; but I often use words that just do not make sense in the context. Despite my weaknesses I have very many strengths that somewhat balance out my flaws. I have such a creative mind when it comes to writing because I perceive situations in so many different ways. This opens up my choices of exactly how I want to write my paper.
Throughout the year there have been many ups and downs, mistakes, and accomplishments. Because of these events people can grow as writers and can learn more about the world around them through this media. Over the year I have shown that I have been on both sides of the spectrum of great to unorthodox.
How I Feel about Writing
I am not the kind of person who talks or writes much. Putting my thoughts on papers is something I have always struggled with doing. I believe this class will help me improve on transferring my thoughts to paper, in an organized fashion.
I could really do I would only give her a reason to feel good about herself or make myself feel humiliated in front of everyone. I couldn’t say anything because it would only be and Let's go back a few years coming into a new chapter of the book, you know the transition from Middle School to High School. I was nothing but a full time student who thought she one day would become a English teacher. I loved the long, chilly nights of procrastination trying to get homework done. Suddenly it turned around completely, a few weeks into the class my first essay of the year was right around the corner. I think we all know how that turns out probably with a big fat zero, but for me it was different since writing had always played a large part to my life. The most important element in my developing
I started writing at a reasonable age of five, in english, but never really enjoyed it because I found it time consuming. For a fairly athletic girl it was hard to sit me down and get me to do what needed to be done. As I aged, I found myself receding into a small personal shell and it became harder to go outside, or even interact with the human population. Writing rescued me as I matured because it transformed into my only link to the outside world. So, I went from a little extrovert who despised work, to a reserved workaholic, which could be good or bad, depending on how each person views the situation.
I have never considered myself to be a good writer. When it comes to writing, I seem to struggle with all aspects of it. Coming up with ideas, deciding what words to use, introductions, plots and endings are the ones that come to mind first. It’s not that I don’t like writing. I just find it to be a hard thing for me to do consistently. I have never really been praised for my writing nor have I been told that I am terrible at it either. It might be mostly in my head, but I need to become a better writer because I know that being back in school will require me to write a lot of papers and I need to be able to do this proficiently to succeed.
What I want to be is a screenwriter. Whether it’s tv shows or movies, I want to be able to let people feel some kind of emotion and to enjoy the story I’m providing for them; I want to entertain people in varieties of ways. I am a writer and I love writing. I write everyday during my free time and it’s on my mind all the time. What I love most is writing realistic fiction because reality is a cruel and beautiful thing. In our daily lives, there is always something new and/or interesting to see and I anticipate for it everyday because that influences my work. I take my experiences I see in real life, and sometimes on TV, and put in my work to create my own situation and make an interesting story.
In this class, I have learned many things not only about different college and career pathways but about myself as well. I used to be clueless about what I want to be when I grew up. I didn't know what path to take despite my sibling already know what path they want to take. So in this class, I finally learned how much writing played a part in my life. It never occurred to me that I could make a career out of something I thought of as a hobby. I learned that I wanted to pursue writing and include it in my future. Before a career though, I needed to pass high school. Having a sister already in high school, I knew most of the information about credits and grade point averages. My parents would tell me to take classes that could help me with my career but I didn't know what career I wanted to pursue which ultimately led back to box one of finding out what I wanted to be.
What exactly is a writer? A writer is the sum of their life experiences from the time their memories begin to stick. I have found this to hold true in everything I have written, whether it be angst-filled poetry to essays crafted with hours of research. Writing became my personal happy place. The therapeutic aspects of simply placing words on paper led to a great interest in pursuing writing as an emotional vent and a tool to educate others.