Hi everyone!! Any feedback or constructive criticism for my first draft is greatly appreciated, I apologize if I had made any weird word choices or grammar mistakes my essay writing skills aren't that great haha :) thanks so much in advance for helping if you do!! It's my first time posting a question here, hopefully I started it in the right thread
The thing I value the most is the lifelong bonds I have with my friends from elementary school. When I was younger, I had trouble making friends because at the time, my English wasn't good and I stood out to be awkward. This all changed when I transferred to another school, when I started meeting new people. The friends I had from elementary school really helped me and had a huge impact in my life, they have been with me through my ups and downs. They helped improve my English speaking skills when my English wasn't that great and changed me for the better with each of their unique personalities. My friends were very outgoing and friendly, they put me in situations where I had to talk to someone new because we would try to introduce people into our friend group if they were new. As I got older, we ended up going to different schools. One of my closest friends moved away to Calgary, and our lives started to go down on a different path as our interests differed however, we always made our friendship a priority as we still kept in touch with each other.
From helping each other out with school homework to having late nights where we would go shopping, the friendship I had with my elementary school friends is something I cherish. They helped shape me into who I am today, and more importantly they were the people I felt most comfortable being myself with.