This is an excellent start. I have gone through your essay, and I think you may be closer to the required word count. In the edits, green is something I have changed, while red is something I have taken out. Take these edits with a grain of salt- you should ask someone close to you to edit this as well, so they can tell you if it sounds like your voice. Good luck!
I love to look at myself. In the mirror, in the reflection of car windows on the street, in puddles on the sidewalk , anywhere I can stop and to gaze at myself. Strangers may believe I amover concerned with my appearance . However, I see this personal quirk as a way of daily examining myself through an outsider's eyes.
It started with my roommate's snores. One night, fed up with her ceaseless noises, I stormed over to her bed, ready to wake her. As I approached her, I saw my reflection in our enormous mirror . I was shocked at the person before me: an impatient, irritable girll , whose personality was as explosive as a volcano. I gazed at myself, coming to my senses, recalling our valuable friendship. My anger was gradually decreased,my facial expression returning to its usual tranquility. Instead of reproving my roommate, I modified my own breathing pace to match her snores. That night, her never ending rumble of snores seemed to disappear
That's how I find out the unnoticed function of mirror. It awares me of my immaturity and prompt me to adjust my inappropriate behavior.
My quirky love for myself looking back at me has taught me to consistently think twice before acting . The process of carefully perceiving my reflection is a form of self-exploration . It has helped me develop a sense of empathy for others., and apply it in dealing with uncomfortable moments like bothered by my roommate's snores. What's more, it helps me better understand what others are going through, feel as others feel, think as others think, and create true harmony.
I love looking at myself; I love self-discovery; I love the subsequent contemplation. Moreover, I love the journey of developing strong traits for the rest of my life.