Personal Essay

In my current English class (English 113), which is also required to take in order the graduate from Hope College, we got an assignment to write a personal essay.

Firstly, I did not know what to write about, so my first couple paragraphs were about the European migrant crisis. Since I am an European it could be considered “personal” to me that a lot of refugees and economic migrants move to my homeland.

After hearing other topics of personal essay from my fellow students, I had to change it to something “more personal.” Also, my professor indirectly encouraged me to write about my story how I came to the United States in the age of 15 years old, so I did.

I was really surprised how much I was able write about it. Now it is 10 pages long (double-spaced). The story is starting by the moment when I am on my way to the airport in the morning with my mom in July 2010. How I am struggling in with the adaptation to the college preparatory school system in the beginning. How I am transferring to different high school from Colorado to New Hampshire, until now, Hope College. Also I include quite a lot of  personal stories and some funny story that happened during the six years living in the United States, which leads me to a question, what would you write about in your personal essay?

This is where my two lives connected. My U.S. hockey team (red) traveled to my hometown in the Czech Republic and played my former Czech team ( white).
This is where my two lives connected. My U.S. hockey team (red) traveled to my hometown in the Czech Republic and played my former Czech team ( white).

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