There are quite a few things that I’m proud of in my educational experience. That could include projects, results on tests and even just participating in class but what I think I’ll hold on to for forever is my ability to become very passionate. I’ve been through a lot of phases where I’m super interested in something and I’ll completely indulge in it. I’ll put all of my energy into it and find satisfaction in having knowledge about it.
A good example of this would be that in grade 7, we started learning about the human body in science class. I should probably mention that I started watching Grey’s Anatomy a couple months prior but I didn’t like biology or the human anatomy. I thought the entire concept of medicine was bloody and gross. When we first started learning about the digestive system, I fell in love. I became very ambitious and decided that I was going to master this biology unit. I went home and started researching. I remember spending entire weekends on WebMd. For school we had to memorize a simple chart of the digestive system and when I was called up to write something down, I just kept going and going until the chart was filled with unheard of body parts. It was the best feeling ever because I felt like I was good at something. That taught me how much I love being ambitious. Unfortunately, I haven’t been as interested in a school topic since then but I’ve still educated myself in some other subjects like geography, travel, conspiracy theories and astrology.
Overall, school has taught me how to analyse different things so that I can form my own opinion that may differ from everybody else’s. It taught me to be skeptical as well as passionate. I’m proud of my entire educational experience because I became an independent thinker.
Thank you very much,