Wednesday, May 20, 2009

From my English 0990 class I just completed...

Change-I-want-to-make paragraph (cause/effect)

The change I would like to make in myself is to ameliorate my generalized anxiety disorder. One reason I want to make this change is because my anxiety disorder affects my speech production. When Ari Ne’eman, my friend, telephoned me, I was unable to produce words. He spoke on the telephone and I typed out my responses on instant messenger. Ari’s compassion was evidenced when he heard my sounds and stuttering through the receiver and said, “Just type.” Another reason I want to make this change is that my anxiety disorder affects my ability to perform at piano recitals. I am a perfectionist, thus I cannot stand making mistakes. For example, I performed at a piano recital. While waiting for my name to be called, I was extremely nervous. I asked questions repeatedly. Because of my fear of making mistakes, I cried on the way home.


  1. Hi Katie,

    This is very well written. I'm glad you're writing about this. Anxiety is very frustrating and I think it's very important to get people help to deal with and ameliorate it. I struggle with it sometimes too, and I used to struggle with it a lot more too. Anxiety is terrible.

    You are an excellent writer and I look forward to reading more of your blog posts.

  2. Hey,
    I agree with Ari. Your writing is very clear, and I think you did a nice job here of conveying your frustration. Thanks for sharing this; it can help people (like me) understand some of what you and others are going through when dealing with anxiety.