32Q: 3 Celebrations, 2 areas of growth, and 1 Question
This year, I have gained many skills that will be useful to my life. As Newton's Law says, for every action, there is an opposite reaction. I have had moments where I could have used and grown in many skills, but chose to be lazy and lost all self-motivation. I have had some celebrations and some areas of growth this year, such as I will have every year. Now I get to reflect upon them and share. A celebration I had this year is my writing that I did in Shane’s humanities class. The piece of writing that I am most proud of this year is The Beauty of Language that I wrote, and the fact that I’m even proud of it is a celebration in itself. I am typically a person that isn’t necessarily proud of their work. In the Beauty of Language paper, I truly poured myself into this piece of writing and I believe that it was a perfect example of critical thinking for me. Through the process of writing this piece, I had to truly think of my opinion and how to convey it. In this paper, I was enabled to think about the world and I was exposed to the truth that was buried deep inside me. I was able to be honest with myself and my classmates, which is something that is to be celebrated with whoever is being honest. It is a trait that most of our evil empire of a world has lost. Another celebration I had this year was my music paper that was also done in Shane’s class. Anyone who knows me can say that I have a soft spot for music, and writing a paper on why music is important to me was something that was perfect for me. I found myself reflecting on life and influences I’ve had. While writing this, I was reminded of the love the world holds. Love is something that I hold very dear to my heart, and being able to reflect on that in the way of music and writing was something that allowed me to tap into my inner love for this world and share it in a way that I was afraid of before. My last celebration that I will tell you about this year is when I read a book in a day. Reading is my favorite hobby, and being able to accomplish a goal that I’ve had since the day I picked up my first chapter book. This was a personal celebration for me. Through this, I got the chance to figure out how to analyze quicker, and how to comprehend better. I grew in confidence on this day, something that I lacked for a long time. Most people get confidence from compliments on how they look or from getting a good grade on a test. I get confidence from my personal goals and reading books in a day. I am just different that way, and I’m not ashamed of it. Along with celebrations come areas of growth. Mine happened to come in the academic form. My first example is my master file in Biology. I had absolutely no self-motivation in this project, and therefore I didn’t try as hard as I could have. I wasn’t honest with myself about the motivation and how I played a role in it. Most of the time I blamed it on the content. I tried to make an excuse for the fact that I just didn’t want to try at this point. Another example of an area of growth is my personal journey. This is another paper we did in Shane’s, and I was stoked about it at first, but then I had the biggest writers block that I’ve ever had in my life. I didn’t reflect as honestly as I could have because of that, and I didn’t put my heart into it like I love to. I had no perseverance for my writers block and just shut down completely on the project, which is very unlike me. I hate that I let Shane down on this. I know my limits, and I was nowhere near trying my hardest.
Question: What are things I can do to make a difference in someone’s life/what can I do to make myself a better person