<p>This is my second essay for the UC application! I feel confident with everything else, I now just need the opinion of others</p>
<p>This is the prompt for the second UC essay:
"tell us about a personal quality, talent, accomplishment, contribution, or experience that is important to you. What about this quality or accomplishment makes you proud and how does it relate to the person you are?"</p>
<p>And here is my essay:</p>
<pre><code>Saturday mornings are oftentimes viewed as the best day of the week for a number of people due to many reasons; those including: sleeping in, hanging out with friends, being able to party, having no school commitments, and more. I for one look forward to Saturday's because of the joy this specific day of the week brings to me. Its the recharge I crave on a weekly bases. Its the day I have the opportunity to teach both first and second graders about their faith. Moreover, its the day that I learn the most life-altering things from my students.
<p>My experience with these bright kids only gets better as the weeks progress because I am able to learn more and more about these kids. What shook me the most is the reality that I had to face, the reality that I have lost my innocence and am a boring person. Boring, in the sense that little activities that bring my church school kids joy are merely strenuous tasks for me. One week, on a beautiful summer day, I had allowed the kids to enjoy the day outside. One of my students brought out a bag with many attachable foam squares inside it. I was insisted by the kids to construct a box using these foam squares. As I began constructing the box, I got to a point where the foam pieces were all used. Nonetheless, this greatly amused the kids and they gleefully told me to tear the box down and build it again. I had done as they said only to be left, for the second time, with an inadequate amount of foam squares. After eight times of me constructing the box, I got desperately bored and begged the kids to do something else. But they didn't budge; and with the same cheerful smile that they had in the beginning, they ask me to tear the box down and build it again. At that point I came to the conclusion that building the box wasn't boring, because the kids were obviously enjoying it. Its me that is boring. The simple things, such as building a box, that made me as excited as the kids were, are gone.
After that day I took a long look at my life and began to evaluate everything from school, to life at home, to being with friends, and more. I wanted so desperately to view each day and to act around each person, with the same gleeful attitude my church school students have. As tough as a challenge as it may be, I can with confidence say that I practice what my students taught me and apply it to my daily life, making it a lesson that I will forever cherish and will always be grateful to my church school students for.</p>
<p>Thank you in advanced</p>