Ana, congrats in your piece, you did well. Now some views of mine, not much to change indeed.
Title: My Dear Journal.
Sometimes God teaches us a lesson when we least expect it. Yesterday I was about to go in one of the entrance doors at the mall [I would rather say - in one of the mall doors, but then it´s me...] when I saw a blind young man who like me was walking towards the same door. [If you wished, you could say towards the same door, but if didn´t want to repeat, you could say towards it/in the same direction.]
But she passed by the door without noticing it.
I thought I might help her,
so I walked in her direction and offered to guide her until the mall’s corridor. She accepted my help and we came into the door. We went through the “Lojas Americanas” shop.
[You could say, well but then isn´t it "Lojas Americanas" already? To me by quoting and unquoting the "Lojas Americanas" you treated it as a brand, the name of the shop.
During our brief walk together, I informed her where we were. And she just said that she wanted to go to the mall. At the end of our walk I told her: “Now we left the shop and you are at the corridor of the mall”. She thanked me and walked away in a very confident way holding her blind walking stick [or just, “her walking stick”.
I just could think “What a brave woman”. To get to the mall, she got the bus by herself and walked alone till the entrance way [just for variety´s sake, instead of “entrance door”] which is a bit far from the bus stop. I was amazed by her courage.
I learned a lesson from this episode. I might/should [just my choice of words, don´t worry much here] be brave like this woman. I should overcome my limits and deficiencies in the English language. I n´t worry much about it] ought to believe that even knowing rubbish English I am able to improve my abilities to take my exams.
I have to remember and believe that “Vouloir c’est pouvoir” , “Where there’s a will there’s a way”, “Volere è potere”…. If I keep this sort of quote [maybe “motto'' is a better word here, but do] in mind, I shall be able to achieve my goals.
Of course, I need to work very hard, with strong determination and bold willingness.
I think that to sit for a CAE I will have to do is, to study like people who apply for a public job:
Studying, studying, studying and studying.
My new motto/goal in life now.
By the way, you needn´t to use now twice in there:
My new motto now in life now.
My new motto in life now.
Well, let´s wait for the fine-tuning, certainly there´s room to improvement.
This is my kick-off.