Describe an adventurous thing you did when you were a child.
You should say:
- whom you advised
- when it was
- what you did and how old you were then
and explain how you feel about this now.
As a child, I never really shied away from taking up on any challenge whether climbing up a big tree or jumping into a river from a dangerous height. So, when some of my friends challenged me to cross a lake, which was more than half a kilometre from one end to the other, in just 10 minutes, I immediately decided to do it.
Of course, it was not the first time that I crossed the lake. In fact, I had crossed the lake a number of times prior to that occasion but the only difference was that this time I would have to do it within a stipulated period of time of 10 minutes. By the way, since my childhood from the age of 10/11, I just loved swimming whether I was doing on a rainy day or just a hot summer day. In fact, during the hot summer day, I would enjoy swimming more than playing with my friends or eat some of my favourite snacks with them. So, anyway, even though, I knew that it was going to be a huge challenge to cross that lake within 10 minutes, I still started to swim to prove a point or two.
Initially, I was swimming at a moderate speed, by trying not to swing my hands and feet too quickly, as I didn’t want to get tired too quickly. Then, after a while, I realized that at that speed I would never be able to reach the other end of the lake. So, I started to speed up gradually while breathing slowly and easily. Finally, I did manage to cross the lake within just 10 minutes!
Anyway, after crossing the lake, I felt so happy and excited that I actually forgot about all my tiredness. On the other hand, friends and people around me started to call me “daredevil”, which I actually enjoyed a lot at that time. Finally, after managing to cross the lake all by myself, I learned a very important lesson which was that slow and steady pace wins the race, just like I won on that occasion.