The Devil of a Deer

        Who am I ? Am I a leaping deer or a fortunate Goddess? Does my name define who I am?
Absolutely not! I do not agree with the meaning of my name because I am not calm, graceful, and a fortunate person like a deer or goddess Lakshmi. 
        First, I am not a tranquil person. For instance, I get easily agitated for small things and I panic a lot even when a small problem occurs. Moreover, I am aggressive and ferocious when it comes to competition and when someone irritates me.    
        Second of all, I am not graceful like a feather. For instance, when I am baking or writing (my hobbies) I like to do things quickly because what matters more is finishing my tasks and not checking the quality. My mind replicates a stopwatch. I don’t like to take my time in anything. Another example is I am a hot mess and do my work very messily, and my handwriting, my desk, and kitchen proves this fact. I feel that messing things up and making mistakes makes life lively.
        Lastly, I am extremely unfortunate. For example, in every single competition I enter, I always end up being the runner up or take the second place because the judges say I am always missing just a bit of the finesse or the firecracker in me didn’t burst to its maximum. Additionally, when I wish for something on my birthday or the beginning of the new year, I make a list of goals for my future, but I don't get them. Consequently, I break all the wishes and goals I have asked for. On New Year’s day this year, I promised myself I would wake up at 5 o'clock and do yoga, but the next day, I ended up in my bed at 12 in the afternoon!
        In conclusion, living up to your name’s expectation is too much of a burden, so even if you bend the expectations of your name, you are still who you are and your name doesn’t have to define your personality and preferences in life.

Essay topic:

Does your name reflect who you are? Yes? No? State three reasons, and provide specific examples and details explaining why you think so.



Harini Senthilkumar – 7th grade

Harini is an excellent writer and a deep thinker. Though a 7th grader, she uses complex thinking processes and sophisticated concepts in her stories. A notch or two higher than her grade level, she has a lot of ideas swimming in the ocean of her mind.