Originally published here.

“Why did you enrol in the course Crit101?”
It has taken me up until this morning to think of a response that I saw worthy enough to post in answer to this question. I wish I had some sort of deep and meaningful reason as to why I enrolled, but in all honesty I don’t have an answer to offer you. The truth is I am unsure: I am unsure of my future; unsure of my choices; unsure of my capabilities; and unsure of my potential. The reason I have chosen now to respond is because I have come to the conclusion that it is okay to be unsure. Whether I will leave school to become a brain surgeon, a marine biologist, an author, or even a receptionist, I will leave with pride- this I am sure of. If I can leave the community premises feeling like I have achieved my best, then I can leave with knowledge. The knowledge that I did not give up, that I made it through the teenage years in one piece taking every opportunity I could have throughout my journey. I see Crit101 as an opportunity. I am inspired by a quote in which states “replace fear of the unknown into curiosity.” This is no PEE paragraph, but it is the closest I have come to an explanation.

I chose to enrol in Crit101 because I was a path I had not yet travelled.