I finally got my very first essay back yesterday. After spending two weeks trying not to think about it and imagining all sorts of scenarios from getting the highest mark in the class to the lowest, I can proudly say I received a distinction. Not bad, right, for my first essay? Then why was I disappointed??
I must have sat there for a good 15 minutes wondering why I couldn't possibly get a high distinction for my first masterpiece. Flicking through the essay, I expected to see red marks all over the place but instead I saw many ticks and the capital "G" in the word "Gods" crossed out! Anyway, once I came home, I went over it thoroughly and re-read the comments. Apparantly the structure, expression and writing style were "v. good" but unfortunately I needed more analysis of the text I was critiquing! A warranted comment seeing as I was so concerned with the look and flow of the essay and less with the overall content. This is the secretary in me.
I realised this morning that my massive ego was injured and a distinction is a great result for a first essay. At the end of the day, I'm at Uni to learn and I need to enjoy the experience. However, the perfectionist in me will continue to achieve my best - my ego needs to learn to take it easy and go with the flow!
I've done it!!!
Well, I've finally done it!! Got accepted into Uni AND created a blog!!! After searching for insightful websites to help me tackle my journey into academia at my ripe old age and coming up with nil, I decided to start one of my own. I hope this blog will encourage anyone who has ever doubted their own abilities, to put one foot in front of the other and achieve their ambitions, desires, dreams...no matter what they are. If anyone has any inspiring stories to share, I would love to hear them. I love an inspiring story!!!