For an impatient person like me, this was complete and utter hell. In the meantime, tell me your struggle in the comments of this post. He had a smile in his face and was making hand movements all over the place while he spoke about how this My struggle with personal writing was a big year and how that day we were going to begin to write out our personal statement for those college applications that required one.
Why was that so painful and so freeing? Tell us what you need to have done now! My biggest writing struggle is waiting.
Time passed by so fast that before I knew it, it was time to turn it in. I fought this idea for a few months pretending I could get by working in the lab and solving complicated math problems. But I want to bring you in on some of the planning.
It relieves me of the burden to impress. Hopefully, this motivates you to continue.
A few days later the teacher returned back our papers. From an early age I knew I wanted to become a scientist. This is normal, this fact of struggle.
On weeks when you feel zero motivation to sit down at the computer or notebook and write, just look at your log of time spent writing. I am addicted to short-term gratification.
As I was writing about how close we were and how we grew up together, the knot in my throat was just getting bigger, of just thinking how he ended up. The tip of my pencil touched the paper and then I just began to write, not knowing what I was writing.
I was scared of what my teacher was going to say. My Experience with Writing: I was still very anxious about what my teacher had to say about my personal statement.
Struggles turn into lessons learned and lessons learned lead to major victories. I looked around the class again. I was fortunate enough to have mentors who took the time to explain to me how important writing was to my scientific career.
And in the end it kind of was. We all battle the blank page, get stuck in creative rutsand fall out of love with the craft. We all have strengths and weaknesses, but overcoming the weaknesses might be easier than you think if you try to progress through the struggle!
Because, I believe, we could help each other, if we only knew what was wrong. He explained, repeatedly, that our prompt for our personal statement was basically to write about what motivates us to go to college; something personal that made us realize that that was our reason to pursue higher education.
One of the hardest things I have come to realize is I am a writer. As I collected their papers, I remember looking at the amount of writing they had done and compared it to mine and felt as if I had written nothing.
When one accomplishes these goals it makes all the staring at a blank computer screen and doubtful writing moments worth it. My school bag was hanging on my side and I had my breakfast box that was filled with a milk carton, an apple, and a packaged bread in my hand; I walked and tried not to trip over the carelessly left bags on the isle.
The art of sitting on something to say has been lost to most of us, myself included. Career advancement in science comes from doing good science, but more importantly, it is a result of good writing.
It took some time to accept this reality. I have friends read my work and give me feedback.Being a starving artist is a choice. Bestselling author and creativity expert Jeff Goins dismantles the myth that being creative is a hindrance to success by revealing how an artistic temperament is, in fact, a competitive advantage in the marketplace.
The importance of writing in science finally clicked around year 2 of my PhD program. This is typically the time one is expected to find funding for his/her projects, publish papers, and come up with future project ideas.
My Struggle with Personal Writing “Personal writing is both the easiest kind of writing to do and the most difficult” (Rawlins, ). For me, it’s actually one of them most difficult and frustrating types of writing.Download