I always allowed my lack of patience to get in my way. Whenever I experience an obstacle with my writing, my first response was to give up. To combat this, I tried multiple methods: bullet points, outlines, brainstorming, and etc. However, nothing changed. For instance, Inquiry one was the hardest inquiry for me. Apart from my inability to write about myself, I honestly did not know how to start the inquiry or what to even write about despite how many times I brainstormed.
It wasn't until Inquiry 2 that I realized something. Inquiry 2 was the first writing assignment, in a while, where writing came easy to me. My ideas flowed coherently, and most importantly, hardly any hesitation and frustration. Inquiry 2 was one of the few writing assignments were I was excited to explore and write. As a result, I wrote multiple drafts which helped strengthen my paper since I combined all my strongest ideas into one. Since I was passionate about the topic, I was less worried about everything being prefect. From that moment on, I choose to write topics that I am really passionate about. Even if the prompt is not something that I am excited about, I will find an aspect and or a main idea that I am passionate about that fit the prompt. I was able to do this in my other classes as well such as, my business computing class where I had to write a business memo for President Crawford.
Although I still experience the frustrating parts of writing, I am willing to experience it and more willing to overcome it. In the past, I was never that passionate about the things I was required to write, I just wrote. However, after inquiry two, my writing process was shortened and the only thing I can attribute this to is passion. Through this, English 111 has helped me to not let what I cannot do (i.e. draft) take away from what I can do. Hopefully I can apply this lesson to my future classes like Economics and Calculus.