Writing the second essay was interesting. One doesn’t usually sit down and think about their life and how certain events led them in certain directions. It’s not exactly dinner table conversation. So it was really interesting to sit down and really think about that and realize what an effect the things we’ve lived through have on us. The more and more writing I do, in this class as well as outside of it for other classes, I realize how much of an effect our time, our childhood, etc has on the type of person we become as adults. And having this type of reflection really helps you undertand your self and get to know yourself as a person a little better.
For the 2nd draft, I added a lot of things. I went into a lot more detail than the first draft. This made the essay better, a lot more interesting. It also helped me paint a better picture of exactly how I was feeling at these points in my life, making it easier to understand how these events led me in the direction that they did.