My Struggle with Personal Writing

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My Struggle with Personal Writing
“Personal writing is both the easiest kind of writing to do and the most difficult” (Rawlins, 212). For me, it’s actually one of them most difficult and frustrating types of writing. Throughout high school and now I have had to do personal writing and it was and still is very tough for me to do. I was beginning my most important year of high school. This year seemed as if there was so much to do and so little time. And in the end it kind of was. Deadlines were right around the corner and crucial to meet for this year, especially for college applications. In my mind I had planned to apply to UC’s, Cal State’s, and maybe even some privates.
It was a week into my senior year in Ganesha High School. Walking
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As I was writing about how close we were and how we grew up together, the knot in my throat was just getting bigger, of just thinking how he ended up. In my head this was a good enough reason that made me push myself into striving for college because I felt that since he wasn’t able to do anything that I could somehow live his life out with mine. But I felt embarrassed to turn it in. Since I was first in my row, I had to collect my other classmates’ papers. As I collected their papers, I remember looking at the amount of writing they had done and compared it to mine and felt as if I had written nothing. My insecurity was high and so I put my paper at the bottom so the teacher wouldn’t see it first. The bell has rung and it was time for my next class. As I walked to my next class I kept thing of what I had written and the thoughts kept coming and then I would start thinking “Why didn’t I write about this instead of that?” doubting the effectiveness of what I had turned in. I was scared of what my teacher was going to say. My heart was still beating fast but I could only wait to get my paper back and see what my teacher had to say about it.
A few days later the teacher returned back our papers. He passed them back one by one. I was still very anxious about what my teacher had to say about my personal statement. I had felt


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