I know that all these articles and experiences have been in a positive light for gratitude, but nothing is going to instantly change your life. So many success stories came from the people I had this class with, but it just wasn 't for me at this time. I felt pressured by myself to write something beautiful everyday which resulted in me not writing for days at a time, and consistency was really what got me down. Now that I can reflect I feel like because I am so young, that this experiment would have worked better if I would have done it in five years after I know myself more and have a better idea of how to work with my
Last year, my junior year, was exciting for me because back then I knew that I was literally one year away from being a senior, but I also faced some very difficult challenges. One of the biggest challenges that I had faced last year was being kicked out of my first high school, Villa Angela- St. Joseph, for reasons that I feft were not as serious as the things other people were doing, but in reality, it was not about anyone else, it was about me. I was in trouble. I had to accept and own up to the responsibility and consequences of my actions. Although I had some pretty hard setbacks, I did have great times as well.
When I first started in high school, I had the intention that it wouldn’t be any different from middle school so I didn’t try as hard as I should have in classes so my grades weren’t as good as they could have been. It was sort of the same way at the beginning of this year but I fixed it quickly and now I only have one D when in 9th grade, I had more than one. Now that I know how easy it is once you start to pay attention, my grades have been going up a lot, and high school has become a lot easier for me. There are still some subjects that I’m just not good in, like science for example, but I still do all my work to try and keep a descent
Since math has always been a weak spot for me in school I figured that if I was going to be taking these math classes no matter what why not take them to do something I actually want to do? So, I decided to switch majors which set me back in school by a little bit but I was more happy going to school everyday. I found that school was way more enjoyable when I was taking the classes that I wanted to. I knew that being a biology major might make finding a job a little bit more difficult, but I found it easier knowing that I was doing what I wanted to
Now don’t get me wrong, I did have a good high school experience; however this isn’t about the good times I had. I want to tell you a story about something else. A real life lesson that I learned in school, something truly beneficial to my future. My senior year of high school taught me many things, however nothing compared to what I learned when I hit rock bottom that year. My second semester of school I decided that because I already knew where I was going to college I didn’t have to try as hard in school and work as hard for my grades as I had before.
Everything that I was wanting college to be like was starting to happen to me, and every bit of stress that I had diminished every day. When I finished my spring semester my GPA raised from a 1.8 to a 2.9 it wasn’t a huge leap but it was definitely progress. I gained multiple scholarships for the next semester of college because I got very involved with a program on campus that gives upcoming freshman tours of the college, and we get to tell the incoming freshman stories of our experiences and help them not have the same problems that we have had over the past year. I even got a position in my sorority and made my spring semester everything that I dreamed of it to
I have not come to a full solution to this problem yet, but I did make changes in my life as to how I can manage time management. But this semester, I was able to do much better from last semester, in getting my journals ready on time. With hurdles came hidden strengths I discovered about myself. During the hospital placement, I was challenge in caring for two patients all by myself; at first I was afraid to take up the challenge. But the fear later past, because; this challenge shown me where my skills were weak and needed improvement.
As I became a 9th grader student, the load of my homework increased a lot. I was tired all the time. Then one day, my mom told me that I should exercise more. I was really confused why she said that, so I went to research. I found out that exercising does not only increase physical strength like what my mom told me, it also benefits a lot for us.
The tense environment created by all the homework was gone. I’d spend about 6 to 7 hours per day at school, with the rest of the afternoon off. A lot like me, many of my colleagues found high school to be the most rewarding period of our lives. We found new hobbies and dedicated more time to learning about the things we loved. At the end of high school, I had to pass a rather standardized exam, consisting of essential subjects based on the classes that we took during the semesters.