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Unformatted text preview: apply the idea of trying again to different aspects of life. I wanted to get the point across that high jumping teaches life skills as much as the high jumper herself wants to learn them. I believe the overall message of my essay was to convey a sense of purpose. High jumping gave me an identity as a person who isnt afraid of failing and trying again. It has taught me how to structure my decisions around the idea that I may not be making the right ones. Learning from my mistakes has allowed me the opportunity to make the right decisions later in my life. I intended to write this essay to anyone. I think the voice and message that is portrayed allows the essay to reach teenagers who actually can run track and in field in high school and also adults who are at the point in their lives where they have to make the decisions that I discussed in the end of my essay....
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- Fall '10