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Experience Essay

655 words - 3 pages

A wise man once said, “Experience is not what happens to you, it is what you do with what 
happens to you. I agree with this statement. Everything happens for a reason and you can learn 
from your mistakes right? Experience isn’t just showing up or doing the work. It is about going 
the extra mile and putting everything you’ve got into the work. Life is an open door with many 
choices and paths you can choose. You have all these different roads you can turn on but the 
choice is up to you. There are a few examples I can think of that apply to my own life.  
We all know about the grade 10 OSSLT (Literacy test). It’s a requirement you need to graduate 
high school. The first year I wrote it I failed.  It was so disappointing and brought down my 
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 I looked at failing the first year as a chance to try harder the next 
time. So I went to all of those practice classes and tried my very best. Being prepared is why I 
passed. It was about what I did with the experience I had when I failed the first year.  
In High School it is normal for some students to obtain a part time job. I started looking for a job 
at the beginning of my grade 10 year. I dropped off many resumes and had many interviews. 
Sadly, I was always told no. At the end of grade 11 I finally got a job at Pazzo Taverna And 
Pizzeria. I was so proud of myself. In my opinion I was very good in my interview. The reason I 
am telling this story is because I never gave up or backed down. I learned from my mistakes 
with the other interviews and used them to help me become stronger for my Pazzo interview. It 
is what did with my experience with interviews, not the fact that I just had interviews. It wasn’t 
the reason why I got the job.  
During my elementary school years I struggled with Math class. This year I am happy to say I 
am starting University Data Management. Is that surprising or what? It all started in grade 9 
when I had this really helpful Math teacher who showed me that I could do Math. In grade 10 it 
got even better! In grade 11 I was flying along. There is a point to my Math story. I am not in 
Data Management just because I had the experience of being in a Math class. I had to work 
hard for it. It is what I did with my Math experience and the experience of struggling. I used it for 
confidence to keep trying.  
A wise man once said, “Experience is not what happens to you, it is what you do with what 
happens to you. I agree with this statement. The three examples I gave reflect on this 
statement. Passing the literacy test, getting a job, and doing well in Math class. Mistakes are 
made so you can learn from them.  There are many paths in life, which one will you choose?   

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