Most Recent Personal Experience Articles

Here are the most recent personal experience articles:

depression and anxiety
By , sacramento, CA
I know… i know what happen in the past is done and over with and there is nothing i can do to change it but what i can do is take it and learn from it and become a better person and prove everyone wrong that doubted me. I know that taking care... (more »)
My religion
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Being a christian is not somthing that I was born as. I was born a regular girl. When i was five my parents got a divorce. I was crushed. I feel like around this time in 2010 is about the time when I became a christian. last week on December... (more »)
Thirteen Truths
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1. Life isn't fair. As cliché as this may sound, I feel the need to point out that the universe will do anything within its power to make you suffer. Nobody is on your side. It's you against the world. And if anybody has the audacity to tell... (more »)
maybe a new life could be better
By , tool, TX
everything is getting taken away frome me im moving to a new place and have nothing i can do or say about it Chapter 1: ripped from my hands Maybe a new life could be better? Maybe a new opportunity will be better, though leaving a place... (more »)
My "Grandpa"
By , Boulder, CO
My “grandfather” Syd died when I was in seventh grade. He was 87, dying on St. Patrick’s Day in 2015. He died of a cardiac event, which was surprising given how healthy he was both mentally and physically. He worked at CU as a... (more »)
Dream Board
By , Boulder, CO
My mom took me skating at the age of 4 at the Stephen C West Ice Arena in Breckenridge.  I had a natural talent at it. We went skating a few more times before I asked if I could start private lessons. I became so in love and dedicated to... (more »)
Forelsket - My Trip to Norway 2017
By , Boulder, CO
Traveling for me is something that I have done since I was very little. I’ve been all over the world, from many countries in Europe, to Australia, Mexico, Canada, and 30 something states. This summer, I had the privilege to go to Costa... (more »)
November Change
By , Malakoff, TX
It was over the summer after 7th grade. I went to Jake’s Skate Park by the fire station. Some of my friends were there, and we were having a good time. I asked some of them if they wanted to spend the night at my house. Four of the guys... (more »)
A Student's Perspective on Paying Attention This work is considered exceptional by our editorial staff.
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I try to be both physically and mentally present every day. I really truly try, but sometimes my body attends class without me. My eyes follow the teachers but I don't see them. I listen to my classmates but all their voices blend together until... (more »)
The Great Space Race
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I was only five when the wreck happened, well almost happened. It had been a long day hanging out at the church garage sale with my parents and believe it or not, I was getting very bored. As I was wandering around aimlessly I found my... (more »)
If You Ain’t First, You’re Last!
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I could feel my heart pounding inside my chest.  Every beat felt as if it would jump out of my body and run away.  I had never felt that way before.  When the policeman flipped on his lights, I thought we all were going to jail,... (more »)
Solar Eclipse Experience
By , Boulder, CO
This piece came about when I had recently traveled to see the eclipse. I want the reader to feel like they experienced the eclipse with me. I tried to use very descriptive words and a convincing story.I need to revise this piece so it flows... (more »)
My Greatest Hurdle This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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This moment just before the starter’s pistol fires seems to stretch into eternity. Within it, my past efforts and disappointments swirl together with my future hopes and fears. Crouched in my starting blocks with my fingers sizzling on... (more »)
My Life in Color This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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In fifth grade I got my first pair of glasses. I vividly remember sitting in the cold, leather chair of my optometrist's office, anxiously waiting for Dr. Ling to bring them to me. I had picked them out a week prior, their frames bright red... (more »)
Living With The Stephanies This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
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It was the only cloudy afternoon that we had encountered on our spring break trip, and my mother and I had just arrived back at our hotel room after a mid-day lunch and shopping session. Sarasota isn’t normally cloudy, so we knew that... (more »)
The Butterfly Effect This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.
By , Alpharetta, GA
The three years are described as a nightmare in my family. My mother consistently tells me, “It was a nightmare that I woke up into and I’m glad it’s finally over”. A nightmare. Something every child fears when they shut... (more »)
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