Below are three articles by David Sedaris, a contemporary or modern essayist. If you want to, you can write a journal in the same theme, style and structure, though that may only be easy with "Let It Snow." That journal could also wind up being a rough draft of one of your main essays. For a journal only, you may also do a short bio on him.
"Let it Snow." HERE.
"Jesus Shaves." HERE.
"What I Learned and What I Learned at Princeton." HERE.
The following is another David Sedaris article, which I no longer use.
"The Way We Are." HERE.