Narrative Essay About My Personal Flaws

I have found that one of my most hindering personal flaws is the fact that I have always been a rather spectacularly terrible speller. This of course was discovered when I began elementary school and started to learn basic reading and writing. In reading I flourished (a bit to be expected as my mother is a librarian) but in writing I continually struggled with spelling. Unfortunately, this caused me to become greatly discouraged with my academic ability for quite some time. Throughout elementary school and middle school it was a fight for me to get my schoolwork done. And by the time I got to high school I was very unmotivated, even though I was at that point trying much harder to get my work done.
Even my initial struggles with spelling in my first years in school made me thoroughly disenchanted with homework and tests. I always preferred the parts of the day when we could read silently or draw with our assignments. And as time went on I started to refuse to do my spelling homework. Some of my earliest memories of elementary school are of my mother trying to get me to do my work. She always believed that I could do the work and was always willing to help, but I was really stubborn. Consequently I started to have to spend extra time out of class with my…

This not failing to be at least partially due to the exceptional teachers I was so fortunate to have in my last few years of public education. These teachers have helped me move past my struggles and improve my work. My experience of being a terrible speller has really been a growing process throughout my life and school experience. From the time I started elementary school to even now as a first year college student, I have had to push past my insecurities with my academic skill to grow into the student I am proud to be [now/ today…