Proudest Moment Of My Life Essays Reflection

Feeling proud of yourself is one of those moments where words cannot express the sensation it provides. It’s a feeling we rarely experience in life that makes you feel honorable and blissful within, even if the feeling is experienced through others. I first had this feeling when I was in the third grade. I got first place in a spelling bee held by our school district. This was a feat I did not expect to accomplish going into the contest, and the proud feeling I got was mesmerizing. Growing up in an unfamiliar culture exposed me to the many obstacles a child my age should have never endured. My family moved to America when I was very little, so it was very hard to differentiate whether English or Chinese was my first language. Being so young and starting school at a completely foreign country did not make my academic career very easy. It took a lot of courage and incentives on my teacher’s part to convince me to enter that spelling bee.

I haven’t the slightest idea what overcame me that day. Perhaps it was because I have never really won anything before in my life, I felt proud and confident all at the same time. Right after they gave us our trophies, I rushed over to my teacher with glee and couldn’t stop talking. I was very excited and my classmates all rushed to congratulate me. Later in my life I experienced more of these moments, but none of them even came close to how I felt that day. It might have been the fact that I was really young and couldn’t remember much of anything else, or it was because that little trophy in my room I see everyday reminds me of that day.

Whatever it is, that day changed my life. Being proud of yourself and having others be proud of you is the best feeling in the world. I hope in the future, I can continue to feel that proud feeling. We have to often encourage ourselves to try out new things and explore the world, for it is filled with surprises. It was a surprise to me and I’m sure to my teachers I won that spelling bee, but it is the act of trying something that was outside my comfort zone that rewarded me with that memorable moment of proudness I felt. In the wise words of Garth Brooks, ”Stand straight, walk proud, have a little faith.”

  • Virginia Kearney 3 months agofrom United States

    Hi Jared--I taught 6th grade for five years and I'm glad to know this helps you in your writing!

  • Jared Self 3 months ago

    These are really helpfull for me and the whole 6 grade

  • subhi singh 4 months ago

    What a nice reflective essay I got many idea thanks for every essay I give idea to all to see reflective essay in any competition assembly

  • nthabiseng 2 years ago

    Thanks for the heads up I'll keep this in mind

  • Kenneth Avery 3 years agofrom Hamilton, Alabama

    Virginia,

    Had to reread this again. Amazing work. Thanks again.

    K.

  • Kenneth Avery 3 years agofrom Hamilton, Alabama

    Hi, Virginia,

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    Peace.

    K.

  • Virginia Kearney 3 years agofrom United States

    Thanks simondixie! I'm glad to know that my articles are helpful to you. I've spend a lot of time tweaking the format and I'm always trying to remember to make sure I give practical ideas which hopefully spur a writer's or student's thoughts.

  • Nancy McLendon Scott 3 years agofrom Georgia

    Wonderful ideas! Although I'm now retired from teaching college English (and reading) classes, I occasionally teach on a part-time basis. Finding good topics that work well for college freshmen is not easy! Your hubs are easy to understand, practical, and quite helpful. Thank you!

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