I knew that this was the path forward.\r\n\r\n Of course, this was all easier said than done.Whenever it was my turn to debate, I found that I was more of a deer in the headlights than a person enjoying the spotlight.My start was difficult, and I stuttered more than I spoke in those first few weeks.
I knew that this was the path forward.\r\n\r\n Of course, this was all easier said than done.Whenever it was my turn to debate, I found that I was more of a deer in the headlights than a person enjoying the spotlight.
For better or for worse, I decided to finally make my voice heard.\r\n\r\n Scanning the school club packet, I searched for my place. But then, I sat in on a debate team practice and was instantly hooked.
I was captivated by how confidently the debaters spoke and how easily they commanded attention.
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By utilizing the example of struggling to cook well in the kitchen, the writer is able to effectively relate to readers of all ages and backgrounds.
I found I could finally look other people in the eyes when I talked to them without feeling embarrassed.
My posture straightened and I stopped fidgeting around strangers.
When seniors began to ask me for advice and teachers recruited me to teach underclassmen, I discovered not only that I had been heard, but that others wanted to listen.
At heart, I am still reserved (some things never change), but in finding my voice, I found a strength I could only dream of when I stood in silence so many years ago.\r\n\r\n Standing in front of the crowd of students, it was my hope that by founding this program, I could give them an experience that was as empowering as mine had been for me.
It took six years of tongue twisters and complicated mouth contortions in special education classes for me to produce the forty-four sounds of the English language.\r\n\r\n Then, high school came.
I was sick of how confining my quiet nature had become.