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Newest Essay

My latest essay is about something that I believe. We read/listened to a few on http://thisibelieve.org After a few hours of thinking about it I finally came up with an idea. Maybe because I was tired at the time... Any way, here it is:
Napping is Amazing             I believe in the power of naps. When I was a child I would fight the urge to close my eyes, knowing that I would miss out on some great adventure. The inevitable nap was like time travel, I’d wake to find myself in a new place hours after I had given in to the magnetic pull of exhaustion. How I ended up in my bed after falling asleep in the kitchen was a complete mystery.             When I became a youth, naps became more of a survival technique. I am by nature a night owl, so getting up early was particularly difficult for me. Naps became my partner in keeping me alert and involved in my many academic pursuits. Some benefits of napping have been stated by the National Sleep Foundation, “Naps can restore alertness, enhance…

My Love Letter

As some of you know, I am taking a course through the Pathway program which is in partnership with BYU-I. The class that I am currently taking is an English class which requires certain writing assignments. So I thought I'd post them here too. My first assignment was to write a love letter to something. Here's mine:
A Love Letter to My Happy Place             When first I met you I was very young and your kind welcoming exterior pulled me in. Little did I know then how much I would depend upon you throughout my life. I love how you have supported me in every aspect of my life. Your face has changed over the years, but the serenity you provide has never dimmed.              I love to wander down your familiar halls in search of a great new find. What will it be: non-fiction, a novel, a mystery, an old favorite or a new acquaintance? I love the smell of the pages as I peruse the well-worn shelves. There is the scent of glue and a slight mustiness of old tomes long forgotten. So man…