This is an action project for my Who Am I course. The purpose of this project was to write a 500-800 word essay about one of my memories. The memory could be sad,happy or any other emotion. I learned that writing a 500-800 word essay is not as hard as I thought – when the topic is one of my memories, I already have the memory, I just have to put it into words. I am proud of all the work I did and how my finished product turned out.
MY (2013). Six Flags Fake I.D.; GCE Voices.
My memory is about my trip to Six Flags Great America. I was about six or seven years old when I went. It was my first time ever going so I was nervous. I remember when my family and I finally got to the park, we got out of the car and walked towards the entrance. I remember my dad paying the fee and going in. I remember when we finally got inside the park I looked around, and saw thousands of people crowding the whole park. I remember the smell of popcorn lingering in the air. I heard screaming coming from the roller coasters.
I remember this day because I was finally going to get to ride my first roller coaster. It was called the American Eagle. I remember the fear I was feeling at that exact moment. I felt nervous – my heart was pounding, my mind was racing, and my hands were shaking. I remember each step leading up to the roller coaster. I remember walking up the stairs, and then finally getting on. I was so scared, I felt like I was going to fall off. I closed my eyes throughout the whole ride until it was over. My stomach felt queasy and I wanted to to end. Finally it did. Afterward, I did not want to get on a roller coaster ever again.
One of the things I did like was the food. I remember waiting in line, smelling the freshly cooked pizza. I hated waiting in the long line, thinking I was going to be there all day. Then five minutes later, I was the next person in line. The two minutes that the person in front of me took to order food seemed like forever to me. Finally, I was in front. I ordered a pizza and a large Coke and finally sat down to eat. I had forgotten to order the fries. After another wait, I finally ate the food. It was so good because I was so hungry I could have eaten a horse.
Another thing I liked was going to the water park and jumping in the water. I rode some of the water rides and I loved that part of the day the most because I love to swim. It was 95 degrees outside and I felt like I was on fire. When I first got in the water, it was freezing cold, but it felt so refreshing. I never wanted to leave.
I picked this particular memory because it was a thrilling and fun day. It was my first time going to Six Flags Great America. It was also my first time getting on a roller coaster, which was a scary experience when I was six. Now, at age 15, I love to ride roller coasters and I still go to Six Flags Great America every year. This experience got me to where I am because it taught me to always face my fears. I practice this in my classes when I stay after school to revise my work rather than running away.