I enrolled in college not knowing what exactly to expect and with many doubts but by taking that gigantic leap out of my comfort zone, my life has changed drastically. In high school, I was never the type of student to strive for A’s or to be on the honor roll. My siblings were the ones who did great in school with minimum effort but I struggled and often became discouraged.I remember vividly telling my mother I was going to drop out in the ninth grade. I thought I would be stuck at a warehouse job but now I have goals and dreams, all because I took one
This was my most important reason for coming to America, but I was afraid I was never going to happen. I applied for admission to another university when I came, but after five months of studying English they denied my acceptance so I had to find another university. Finally, when I finished the university I received my acceptance to MTSU. Although this was not my first choice I am glad I came because the university has good teachers and fun classes in my major. Coming to America was my answer to what I wanted to do after high school.
Most of young students got marriage and dropped out of school by 11th and 12th grade. There were no examples in terms of academic aspirations or career options. Despite this fact, I dreamed of going to college. I developed a fascination with computer science from academic class and online courses, and started learning about software, codes, and web development. Even though the time and money are the issues for my higher education, I knew if I worked hard, got good grades and stayed focused, I would find a way to make my dream a reality.
My favorite subject has always been english, I was never a fan of math, especially when it came to high school and college. My english teachers in high school did not helped me at all. They never taught us how to write a thesis, how to organize our ideas and how to improve our vocabulary. All the teachers would do is assigned a book to read and write a paper on what it was about. We never got the chance to write about a topic we were interested in or talk about our opinions on a certain topic.
I never imagined my first job to be the key to figure out what I wanted as a career choice, but it turned out that way. I was 18 when I first started to work at a movie theater called Frank’s Theatre, located in York, PA. It was about two to three miles from when I lived. This was a job that I never expected to get, simply because I didn’t look for it myself. I was still in high school, and my idea of a job was simply to not have one.
Around June 2009 when I finished High School, I had no clue as to what I wanted to pursue next in my life. College was something that I never even thought about doing. In school, I would do what I had to do to get by, and that was it. Teachers liked me because I’m a friendly guy (and not to mention I had 5 other siblings attend the same school). After graduation I decided it was time for me to start doing something productive with my life, so I decided to get a job at a Dollar Tree.
During my high school days, I was a really shy person. I didn’t like to talk in class because I was nervous what my classmate will say about my response, I didn’t join anything activities or sports teams and I didn 't have a lot of friends. But I knew it was something I need to overcome sooner or later. During my Sophomore year, I wanted to change who I am, so I decided to join track since I like to run. But if I didn 't join track I wouldn 't be who I am today.
When I was 17 years old, I wasn’t excited to go off to college to do more school work. I figured since I didn’t enjoy high school as much as others, a college would be even tougher to enjoy and probably not end well. Throughout high school, math was a subject that caught my attention briefly and I always questioned if anything other than basic math was important. I completed high school algebra even though I knew I would never use it in my daily life. And I didn’t.
The city of Montgomery, Alabama had a law that required black people to sit in the back of city busses. On December 1, 1955, an african american woman named Rosa Parks was asked to move to the back of the bus, but she refused. Rosa Parks is quoted as saying, “As far back as I can remember, I knew there was something wrong with our way of life when people could be mistreated because of the color of their skin.” (Brainy Quote). She was arrested that day, and was bailed out by black community leaders, who decided to use her case to challenge the city bus law. The boycott by african americans began on the day of Rosa Park’s trial, December 5th, 1955.
Though I no longer regret it, I cannot deny that my decision to attend a community college instead of a four year was a mistake. Growing up my parents tried their best to make sure that I would have the opportunity to do whatever I wanted with college education despite our economic status. They entered me in educational programs, encouraged reading, taught me over the summer, and were always there to help. When I graduated high school I found myself at a major cross roads. I was sixteen, living away from home and held multiple acceptance letters in my hand; but the school I wanted to go to was in New York.
Rivera.Session1.Journal What made me want to go back to school was that I didn 't have anything else going for me after high school. I had two beautiful children in the process. I couldn 't find a job or anything it was hard on my own. CCU showed me that it doesn 't matter what your going threw It 's never to late to get an education. Everyone in my family was telling me to enroll back in school I have to admit I was kind of scared to but I 'm here today now back in school.
Group of SNIC students boarded two buses to desegregate buses and waiting rooms in the Deep South. One bus was destroyed on the way and the other attacked in Birmingham. The FBI knew and never showed up to offer aid to the demonstrators. The students continued their bus ride, which makes Kennedy react. Kennedy then demanded protection for the demonstrators, and they aid disappeared.
Four years ago, I remember being told, “We both know you can do it, you are just not putting in enough effort.” In the middle of my eighth grade year, the dreams of going to college and having a better life for myself was not important at that moment. College didn’t matter to me as I was with the wrong type of friends who always influenced my behavior whether I knew it or not. While I knew that I was capable of being on the high honor roll, it didn’t seem to matter to a thirteen year old. Knowing that college was still years away, I didn’t want to focus on it so early in my life. My grades and behavior were the main reasons I was on the border of not graduating.