Personal Essay: My Relationship With Writing

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My Relationship with Writing

The relationship I have with writing is that of a love and hate theme. Throughout elementary, middle, and high school, I developed a veiled understanding of what writing would relinquish if only I would take the time to learn to do it correctly. Even though I wrote in a journal as a child, and still do as an adult, there is no rhyme or reason to the writing. There were highs and lows with regards to my attitude about writing during my younger years. As a working adult, I write with a simplistic style about experiences at work and with family, as well as now with school. Currently, I am learning to enjoy writing and to give more of myself to my writing to glean as much as I can from this education.

When I was nine years old, I played school with my dolls. …show more content…

During my grade school years, I did not take time to study, but now I remind myself of the commitment I made to myself to slow down and learn because I want to be a better employee and go further in my career. In the movie Facing the Giants, I heard the coach tell the football players that a person’s “attitude is like the aroma of their heart” (Kendrick, S., Kendrick, A., Nixon, & Kendrick, S., 2006). Maybe it is because I am more mature now than when I was in high school, but I understand that the attitude with which I proceed will determine much of what I am able to obtain and retain. While writing in my journal, I plan to implement more positive vibes and affirmations. Even though I usually write in a simple style, learning to write correctly is providing an edge in my career as my relationship with writing will have an enormous impact on my future.


Kendrick, S., Kendrick, A., Nixon, D. (Producers) & Kendrick, S. (Director). (2006). Facing the Giants [Motion picture]. United States: Samuel Goldwyn Films/Destination

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