Free Choice 1
“Never give up; for even rivers wash away dams” -Arthur Golden
This quote really motivated me, and is a huge philosophy that I live by actually. Perhaps not worded that way, but it is along those lines. I honestly have had huge troubles through high school honestly, in which I maybe will get into another time. Dealing with this situation now, however, is my motivation to try hard in this class. Honestly, I gave up, I havens posted anything for this class and it has lead me to utter failure, and despite my motivation, and the people that keep encouraging me to continue, it has gotten to the point where I blank them out. It shouldn’t be like that. I should encourage those people, and thank them for the motivation and enthusiasm that they give me.
I remember when I was in elementary and middle school, (not to brag) that I had a gifted mind. Sure not in academics, but in the creative stream of things. I prided myself in the fact that I was able to think of intense dramatic climatic stories in my head, and when it came time to write a paper for English, I would ALWAYS write creatively. I would sit in my desk for 20 minutes while others panicked, wrote down on their planning sheets, and I watched them, and thought about the question presented to me.
“How would I react in this situation?”
I would think to myself, before the sparks flew, and a story and character were born. It was magic, like my brain was a library and I could easily pick good parts of books and make them relate to the question I was given. Granted, I was never a big reader, and when I was younger, I would always desperately yell at my mom to never read me any books. However, despite my knowledge from reading, I was able to have the mind of a complex child, thinking stories on a whim. By the end of the class, after I had presented my paper, I felt so proud of myself, and while others walked out of the room, talking about how stressful that was, all I could think was how much my hand had hurt from the amount of writing I had done as my mind spilled the words through my hand onto the paper fluently.
It wasn’t until I got my paper back however that I read my horrible marks I would achieve, and realize that, maybe my proud story, perhaps, wasn’t that great. I believed deeply in my story I created but could never get it to relate to the actual question and would trail off, and I ended up taking it personally. Still to this day, I write creatives, but they are weaker than they used to. In school, I don’t try as hard as I used to because I dont feel the passion I once did.
I gave up.
Still to this day I have troubles with school in general due to my giving up on everything. Hence, like I said before, my lack of posting in this class. This quote however. “Never give up”, echoed through my mind and helped me understand, as I struggled and re-read through my journal and found this through the first little days of our Creative Writing class. It made me realize. No matter the difficulty you deal with small or gigantic, you have to fight. If you give up, you will go no where but down while the others climb ontop of you. No matter who you are, ANYBODY can be the best at anything as long as they, “Never give up”.