As I was looking through my old documents of the past, I found this short essay. I wrote this for my ICAP class in Summer 2010. I do not know what the assignment was about, but I chuckled when reading it again recently. I share it below here and hope you will find it funny as well.
I spent my twelfth grade year in Montana as an exchange student. One day I came back after school and felt starving. It was when a smell coming from the kitchen got my attention. I had never smelled anything like that before, but it was one of the most delicious smells ever! So I walked to the kitchen, determined to find the source of the goodness.
There I found some newly baked cookies in the yellow cookie jar. Though cookies were popular, and I had watched the movie “Over the Hedge,” but that was the first time I ever saw them in real life. With the round and crunchy shapes, the delicious smell wandering in the air, the reflective dark brown color of the chocolate chips, the cookies were unbelievably tempting. It was when I started to believe in the reality of “love at first sign.” No one was around as if everything was destined, and I did something without any concern of future consequences: I took a cookie out of the jar, and ate it.
It changed my life forever. It was the day that I found my new passion in life of eating cookies. Even right at this moment, the memory is still vivid inside my head. I never know what the future lays ahead, but as long as I have some cookies with me, I would be able to overcome any situation. That’s a story of me becoming a better person.