Even though there was a lot going on at home, I still was able to get all my work completed by the time it was due. If you are just starting out in high school and one of your parents died and things get tough don't let that distract you from going to school. If you ever experience what I went through you should work hard in school, don't get
Do people really change? Going back to 2014, I was in grade 10 and I just changed schools. In my old school, I was always the excellent student and I was known for my good grades. That’s why I was really upset about changing schools. It was an immense adjustment for me as this was the first time that I transferred to a new school.
When I moved from my old school to where I am now I was worried. I wasn’t worried about making friends but leaving the ones I made throughout the last five years. When I told my best friend she got about as sad as I was but not quite. I thought that by the time I started school the next year she would have already forgotten about me. Surprisingly she didn’t and we hung out every weekend and even played on the same soccer team that year.
I couldn’t accept my failure like him. I always wanted to excel in every exam that I take in my school and had positive attitudes to sit my next exams. Until, the end of last year when I made “one” silly mistake that changed my final exam result. My emotions started to jumble inside my head. Anger, regret and disappointment.
I had succeeded and that’s what mattered to me. I did exactly what she said I could not have done. As time passed, I learned to let go of negatives and to keep that inner sense of self-worth. Due to the challenges in primary school I made up my mind that I will pursue that path of becoming a teacher so that I can help others who encounter similar challenges. My secondary school experience was a great improvement compared to primary school.
Looking at my own point of view and what I go through as a schooling child, I’ll explain different ways I find both school and home pressuring to me, and how I cope with these “issues.” School can be very stressful sometimes. One of the main pressure I find in school is to be able to maintain good grades. Most of the time I pressure myself when it comes to getting good grades, since my parents don’t really pressure me. However, they insist that I perform well. Another main pressure I experience in school is trying not to mess up the relationship between me and my friends or classmates.
If I didn’t go there I would have my mom help me when she could. I thought every time that he got sick that I was doing something wrong. I was very scared of making the wrong decisions for the both of us. I was kind of thrown in to being a mother not realizing how much work there was. I started to get the hang of things and got a job once he started preschool.
I have two children and I work full time. Have the time to study isn’t easy. I am a single parent and I try to keep stay active in my kids life. By helping with their homework every night, tending to any the bumps or bruises, listening to their never-ending stories, being the assistant coach for their cheer squad and whatever else that comes there way. Being the only that takes care my kids when there sick or acting up at school can get hard to deal with at time, but I manage to make it all work somehow.
I am no longer doing the things I do and taking the classes I take to impress my parents, because at the end of the day they don’t seem to care. I am no longer going to push myself so hard to impress my peers, because at the end of the day they don’t seem to care either. I am not focused on other people’s success, and I am now shifting gears to have a spotlight on my own.