2711, the distance in miles between Horsham, Pennsylvania, the town I was raised in, and Wenatchee, Washington, the town I now call home. From my first breath of Pacific Northwest air until just recently, I felt as if I was on my own personal roller coaster, experiencing the excitement of meeting new people and despair when I missed home. I went through twists and loops as I struggled to open myself up to a whole new way of life. During this time, I clung to Martin Luther King Jr.
No one grows up wanting to hurt someone. People pride themselves in hospitality and following the golden rule, “Treat others how you wish to be treated.” Rarely does someone step back to wonder, “How have I hurt someone with my words today?” It does not matter how great a person is; there is something dark, deep inside of them, that will transform them into a hideous beast when it takes over their mind. Even if they struggle, nothing can be done to tame the beast named Revenge.
In To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee presents the idea that in order to gain empathy one must go through many experiences because the more one morally develops the higher their ability becomes to understand others. Going through many experiences can help one to grow morally. In To Kill a Mockingbird the character Jem shows throughout the book to be going through the changes of moral development in comparison to Dill who is younger yet has already progressed faster. In the beginning of the novel he is a young boy who believes that those older should be respected. Foolish and naive, he believes whatever gossip is told to him and believes that whatever he thinks is the truth.
Unknown Hi i’m Bella. I look like a happy go lucky African american woman. Well to all that say that they only got one part right in that whole statement. I’m an average african american woman. I have nothing and no one to truly call my own.
In mid-November ,2015 I left my home and went to a therapeutic boarding school. There were many rules about what you could and could not do. I felt like the nutcase , the crazy one but no one ever said anything like that to me. It was more like my parents saying she 's not crazy she just doesn 't think and takes everything too seriously. My first night I walked into the bathroom couldn 't find the light switch and cried in the darkroom.
Throughout middle school, I was in a constant struggle from being bullied. These occurrences made me ponder what would happen bullied another; that perhaps the chaos would end. That if I joined them, I wouldn't feel all the hate I was given. It was a battle that could've changed my life, and not for the better. I spent my days huddled in a library, with my books and afternoon tea with the librarian.
On my father’s birthday, December 3rd 1997, I was born in Colorado Springs. I did not get to live there long though. The military had my family moving overseas. This would become quite common for my family. Moving every two years or so has been hard on me.
Everything is not always what it seems. I was always the one who kept everything to herself - I could be screaming on the inside, but completely silent on the outside. In my situation, the third time was the charm. The start of high school was the start of negativity, not only mentally, but neurologically. Insecurities, seizures, and anxiety overwhelmed me.
My chest is pumping faster as the red hand on the clock ticks then my body starts shaking. My vision is now blurry. Feeling as if I was trapped inside a plastic bag. I heard my brother calling for help. Even though it felt like an eternity, it was only a few minutes before I was on a nebulizer.
Living a life of not knowing whether you have a high school diploma can be a painful and an embarrassing burden to bear. I have lived this life for some time now and recently found out the truth in the worst way possible. While being offered a job, the background check came back with the fact that I did not earned my high school diploma. I’m not dumb. I can say this with confidence.