In my first three years of high school, I have had many struggles that have taken me on a different track than what I expected. My freshman year I had received four concussions. Some of these were sports related while others just happening by accident. These accidents left me missing tons of school and made me fall behind. Classes were hard to keep up with mentally as well as emotionally. Not being able to keep up with my classes lead me to having to take incompletes in a couple of my classes and making them up at a later date. Through my freshman and sophomore year I struggled to heal and spent most of my time with doctors rather than teachers at school. Once my junior year came, I started to return to my old self and began being able to handle
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I knew I needed to develop a plan for the following semester so that this would not happen again, which is why I switched to online school. This immensely helped me as I was able to focus on myself, my mental health, and gave me more time to
During elementary school, I rarely struggled with the difficulty or workload. When I tested in and attended Whitney M. Young Magnet High School for 7th grade, I was soon overwhelmed by the stress and workload. Because of how independent I was in grade school, I struggled with figuring out how to lessen the stress and deal with it. I rarely approached my parents, because of their lack of knowledge about my coursework. Even though my grades began to drop, I continued to believe that I could handle it on my own.
suffered my first concussion by hitting my head at the shallow end of a pool. I was thrown in the air from a shallow end of a pool to the deep end. I was thrown straight up instead of out and came straight down head first into the shallow end. I was conscious, however, my parents still took me to the E.R. When I was at the E.R. they did a Cat-Scan.
The habitual internal clock is becoming more apparent as the game wears on. It is unusually hot for early October in Tulsa, Oklahoma and my whole body feels heavy due to exhaustion and possibly mild dehydration. I am trying to captain my team to a spot in the semifinals in one of the biggest youth soccer tournaments in the state and the clock continues to tick. An opposing player is sprinting full pace down the field with the ball glued to his feet, and I decide that a sliding challenge is my best chance of repossessing the ball. That’s all I remember though, the rest of the game and even that day are became a simple blur.
First concussion When you receive your very first concussion you must follow the steps and you have to know what's wrong. The reason you got your concussion is because your head violently crushed into your skull and became bruised. It's just like newton's first law because an object that is in motion stays in motion. As you experience your first concussion you may symptoms and not feel 100% for a while. To help your recovery your concussion you may need to do some of the following: rest, no phone, do not watch tv, refrain from work, do not read, etc because this will cause the recovery stage to be longer and could cause brain damage.
So life had to drastically transition from me being a lax sophomore that depended on my parents to plan everything for me and keep me in check for school work to living on my own and not having that sturdy support. At this school when I was learning to become an independent individual I had many opportunities to work on my time management and scheduling, and I had to learn how to get over my emotions on my own as a teenager with no parent or sibling to express these feeling to. Also through this whole school experience I had to have relationships with my teachers independently be able to figure out compromises and create bonds with them, without the help of parents and keeping a handle on my
One thing I am thankful for had to be my concussion, sounds strange right? Well we all have our stories but mine started during my freshman year basketball game. Going into the game, I thought we were walking out with an easy win because we played this team before and won. First lesson, don’t ever be cocky in a sport because it will bite you back. Of course, my team decided we were not going to take the game too serious since we won before and karma caught up with us really fast.
I do not that not let any setbacks or obstacles interfere with my education. I have maintain a 3.7 GPA despite of my after school job during my junior year. My mom told me during my tenth grade year that my junior year was going to either make me or break me. She explained I had to be really on top of my studies and I had no room for small mistakes.
People only judge on what they see on the outside. If they can’t see your illness, to them it doesn’t exist. You sit in silence as you hear the whispers and you see the odd looks, but you smile and go with life anyway. I was thirteen when the biggest battle of my life began, pain.
A time when I was faced with a significant challenge, but learned to overcome it was sophomore and junior year in history. History has always seem to be the class I tend to struggle in, no matter who I sit next to or how many notes I take. Sophomore as time when on to second semester I realized I wasn’t doing well; I was procrastinating with homework, not doing well on test, and stated to pay less attention in class. I got a D for the first semester and when I saw that on my report card I knew I had to change something. I realized history need to become a much higher priority.
My first year in high school was the most challenging year I faced. I had few friends, intimidating classes, and a very low self esteem. My first few weeks were hard trying to fit in. Everything seemed so challenging and I couldn't help but hang out with the troublemakers in class. It was the only place I could find myself being able to make friends.
Honestly, I didn’t think I would make it this far. I didn’t think I would be up at 11 PM answering an insight question that asks me about me. I didn’t think that I would be sitting at a lunch table with my friends, eating and cracking jokes. I didn’t think I would sit down at the dining table singing happy birthday to my younger brothers and sister. I’ve struggled with depression for so long that it constantly felt like there was no point in fighting back.
I have faced many challenges in my life, but none have been as significant as my concussions. My concussions changed me; I found that I was not as indestructible as I thought I once was. The concussions opened my eyes to the "unfairness" of life. It was the summer of my freshman year. I had been competing in water polo all year long and we were in the middle of summer training.
Teachers are constantly working to prepare us for the next level. One time in school when my growth thrived was my first few days of high school. In these days, I was able to realize how far I’ve come and what it’s going to take to be successful in the school. From the start, I made the decision that I wanted to do my very best in high school to help my future. Ever since I’ve made this decision, I’ve grown into a hard working, knowledgeable person.
In a fews days now I will be done with my fist year in college at Texas A&M University kingsville. Although I can’t say it was an easy year, it was by far one of the best years of my life. College was nothing that I expected, I knew it was going to challenge me because of the advice people would give me but I never knew if was going to include all nighters, stress, and something even anxiety. Despite all the challenges, college has taught me many things. I faced many challenges throughout my year.