My Experience in Writing My First Essay in the Second Year of Junior High School
My Unrealistic Expectations
Even though I was only in the second year of junior high school, I had already built up grand expectations for myself as a writer. I thought that my first essay would be a masterpiece, full of poetic language and profound ideas. However, as I sat down to write, I soon realized that writing an essay was not as easy as I thought.
At first, I stared at the blank page for what seemed like hours, trying to think of the perfect sentence to start with. But every time I tried to write something, it sounded awkward or clichéd. I became frustrated and doubted my ability to write at all. Instead of continuing to write, I put down my pen and walked away from my desk, feeling discouraged.
After taking a break and clearing my head, I came back to my desk with a renewed sense of determination. I realized that I didn’t have to write a masterpiece on my first try. I just needed to start somewhere, even if my writing was not yet perfect. So, I wrote down a few simple sentences and built upon them, little by little. Eventually, my essay took shape, and I felt proud of myself for persevering through the struggles.
The Lesson I Learned
Through this experience, I learned that writing is a process, and it takes persistence and patience to improve. I also learned that it is important to have realistic expectations and to not be too hard on myself when I make mistakes. With time and practice, I know that I can continue to grow as a writer.
In conclusion, I am grateful for the opportunity to write my first essay in the second year of junior high school. While it was not perfect, it allowed me to grow and learn valuable lessons about the writing process. I look forward to continuing to improve my writing skills in the future.