At first when I read the instructions for our first essay, I was lost and confused. I had no idea what the prompt was asking me to write or how to accomplish the task. The I read over the instruction several more times and finally began to understand what it was asking me to write about. Once the light bulb went off, many ideas came to mind on how science has shaped my life as well as my views on science. I never really realized how many of my interests related back to science until this assignment. From my obsession with quartz and agate, to my interest in psychology. I also realized that many experiences throughout my life have included science and shaped these many interests I have today. After a little brainstorming and rereading, I understood and came to realizations I had never come to before.