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8th grade was promised to be a year full of writing. I didn't think we did that much writing until I started putting my portfolio together.

Looking back on these works, I recognize some from what feels like ages ago. I see some writing that after a mere school-year later, I know that I can do better than.

These works represent my 8th grade year at T.H.I.S. Somehow, it feels like a gift the school has given me and also like a gift that I gave myself. I know that I will treasure these writings as well as I will treasure my memories here.

2013-2014 has been a successful year in writing for me. I finished another journal. I published more of my works. I'd say that was mediocre any other year, but this year I also finished writing a novel, which is something that I never thought I would find the motivation or time for.

I've received an award in WSC for my writing, which is a subject that I have only been able to score an honorable mention in during the previous years.

These are all signs that my writing, like my person, has developed.

This year was a long and eventful year. It was a year that I tried to make last longer, because it is my last year here. At times, I did wish that it would pass faster, because of the workload and stress that I somehow piled onto myself.

I survived.

Next year, however, is going to be a different story. I feel like "My Path to Now" really is only my path to now. After I move away, there is so much that I will need to adjust to. Will I emerge a different person? I hope not.

Between adjusting to a new school and an environment that is "familiar", I think that I want to keep writing. I have many, many ideas that I have not yet put on paper. I have a story that I started in the 7th grade and is only half-finished. I would like to complete it. I've worked on it for too long, I can't give it up.

Looking ahead of me, I see myself as a stranger in the country I held on to so dearly. But I also see someone who is confident. Confident enough to have declared that she would handle it just fine--even though she dislikes change, even though she has a strong fear of the unknown.

Talking about my personal growth is important whenever considering my growth in writing because my emotional maturity directly affects my voice.

I will keep writing. I can't bear to stop.

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My Government
My experience with an annoying as heck kid, who happens to have an interesting name...
Fiction: General - Rated: K - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 839 - Published: 6/13/2014
To Plant Glowing Words
A compare and contrast essay between two speeches: Winston Churchill's address at the House of Commons on June 4th, 1940 and Barbara Jordan's Democratic National Congress Keynote speech in 1976. Both of these speeches were powerfully delivered and display the beauty and diversity of political speeches.
Fiction: Essay - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,168 - Published: 6/12/2014
The Parts of Me-- My Path to Now
How did I get here? What are the steps that lead to my "now"? What are my turning points? This is my story. This is my growth from an wallflower in a huge Chinese classroom to who I was when I completed this essay, in November of 2013.
Fiction: Biography - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,401 - Published: 6/12/2014 - Complete
The First Breath of Spring
Suddenly, the moment struck. The revelation was not like a lightning bolt that struck or the start of a tempestuous deluge of ideas pouring into me – but instead it was like a warm spring breeze that lifted the corners of my mouth and carried away all the worry and stress that clung to me. One of my unforgettable memories at THIS.
Fiction: Essay - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 565 - Published: 6/11/2014
Forgiving Our Monsters
What is forgiveness? Who do we forgive? How do we forgive? Do we know when we should forgive and when we shouldn't forgive? What should we never, ever forgive? A response to Jodi Picoult's "The Storyteller".
Fiction: Essay - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 684 - Published: 6/11/2014 - Complete
A Brief Beauty reviews
"If you would be pungent, be brief; for it is with words as with sunbeams—the more they are condensed, the deeper they burn." –Robert Southey. I present to you an essay analyzing the short story, when a few brief words can hold more meaning than an entire saga.
Fiction: Essay - Rated: K+ - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,043 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 6/10/2014