Experience That Is Most Dear to Me
About 15 years ago, when I was going to the second grade, there was a day which influenced my future greatly. Of course, at that moment I didn’t realize it, but it was so strong that I remember that feeling I experienced that day up till now and I am sure that I will never forget it.
On that day my grandmother invited her friend to us to drink some coffee. She came with her daughter who was a couple of years elder than me. After some conversations, which I don’t remember now, there was that moment. Mary, the daughter of my granny’s friend, found my English textbook and started reading some exercises from it. So far, I didn’t hear the English language much, as our teacher was often ill and my parents spoke only Spanish. Moreover, I didn’t like my English classes and this language seemed too boring for me to learn.
Nevertheless, all of a sudden, it changed when Mary started to read. I was so impressed with the beauty of the language that I held my breath just not to interrupt this magical reading process. I looked at her with my big eyes and didn’t move. I just wanted her to continue on and on. That was the moment when I decided to learn this language and read as great as Mary did. From then on I remember that I read that textbook every day and I completed all the assignments by myself in about half a year – and that being only 7 years old! I am still fascinated by my insistence.
A lot happened since that time, but even now, 15 years later, that feeling of fascination didn’t ever leave me. Now I know the language very well, but still always try to reveal something interesting and previously unknown for me. And what is even more exciting – I always succeed in it. I will never forget that day and that feeling and I am sure that this memory will always keep me concentrated and will urge me to develop and evolve every day of my life.