As a young child, my parents always involved reading into our everyday lives. Before we could even go out, we were required to read at least thirty minutes. Even my friends that came over had to read with us.
After years and years of those little thirty minute reading sessions, I decided to do something else with my time. I began to keep a journal of all my goals and accomplishments.
Soon enough, I was in high school and started taking honors classes. I enrolled in my first AP class in the eleventh grade.
MOM!!! I PASSED THE AP EXAM!! NOW I GET EXTRA COLLEGE CREDIT! YIPPEE
I started taking the AP English Language and Composition class. It was a year long course with the toughest English teacher.
I struggled with the teacher and learning how to adapt to my first college level class. We were actually treated like college student expected to do work independently and make up work was limited.
By the end of the course, I took the AP Exam and scored a 3! I was so relieved and I fell in love with reading and understanding how words harmonize.