During my time working at Safeway I gained invaluable experience in terms of both personal and professional growth. However, after nearly a year of working, I felt as if the job had become stagnant. There was no longer any unique experiences I could gain, and each shift felt indistinguishable from the last. Incidentally, this also meant that the job was very secure; the pay was adequate and I worked the same shifts every week. I was faced with the difficult decision of either furthering my personal development or maintaining a very secure job.
My parents unfortunately did not even get a full elementary education because of this I see on a daily basis how a life without proper education is like. For instance, my father has to be ready for work by four in the morning to provide for our family, of six including me, with enough and apart from that we rely heavily on government assistance. Since I experience this I know that I want to become a leader so I can break this cycle in my family. I believe I deserve this scholarship because I am a responsible, respectful and reliable person, and I will be able to live up to the expectations. I know I would prosper in the
Although I often find these things valuable, sometimes I know for fact that I am just wasting my time, like when I had to very neatly color a biology diagram, which in the end, was still not neat enough for the teacher. In a way, I have six different bosses. When I graduate high school and eventually college, I have always planned on being a business owner and working for myself. Everything I have been trained to do up to this point however, has prepared me to
For instance, a goal should be time-based, for years I used to set goals or tasks and never put a deadline or timeframe, so I keep procrastinating until I lose track of time and eventually finishing the task in as imperfect way or not finishing it at all. So after being exposed to SMART, now each time I set a new goal or task, I directly put a deadline or timeframe. Another amazing thing from the lecture is important/urgent matrix to
That I have this dedication, this need for things to be a certain way, as a perfectionist would, but my methods are far from “perfect”. They tell me I’m comfortable to be around, and have open ears to whoever wants to talk, even if I don’t know a thing, or even care about the subject matter. My words are well thought out, and insightful, and I appreciate the connection of the little things. Yet I couldn’t think of anything that I am. So after hours of talking to myself out loud, and making jokes; I was ready to give up.
Fresh outta high school and already onto another four possibly six years of college is a never ending cycle. So far, I’ve spent my entire life educating myself to further my knowledge, but sometimes I get a feeling as if I’m wasting my time and delaying my dreams. Don’t get me wrong, the more knowledge the better; however, I always think I should be doing something better with my life. Maybe because I’m considered a lazy 18-year-old who just started college a couple months ago and it already it feels like it’s been a lifetime. Aside the fact that it seems as if I have no motivation, I do, I just hate the fact that I have to figure out my career or field of interest at such a young age because there’s so much more to experience in life, other than classrooms.
We need to take great pride in our work and being honest, hardworking, and wanting to set a good example. I see many people that have jobs and show up for work but they are unmotivated and lack ambition. Their view is to do as little as possible. To put off as much of the workload as they can onto others. The
After a few years in the workforce, I realized that I must not spend any more of my youth on entry-level jobs that hold little to no meaning to me. Now is the time to advance myself and to explore endless possibilities with the right education. Therefore, I enrolled myself in Sinclair Community College. Every day, Sinclair astounds me with their commitment to prepare students for a bright future. Choosing a major is stressful but I must have a clear path to the finish line.
They think some people became successful is that they are lucky. It is wrong. Many people work hard to realize their goals, they pay efforts and they do not give up. Not seeing their endeavor and persistence does not mean they do not work hard and persistently. When you are sleeping or playing, they are working hard toward their goals, so how do you see their efforts and diligence?
This is never a problem for me and I am eager to hear feedback in order to apply this in my work. However, I also have weaknesses. The first one is that I am a chaotic person who often forgets certain activities. I find it difficult to reflect on a personal level and my written presentation can be improved. Another weakness is that I am not very experienced with excel.
Throughout the year, I gain more knowledge of the world we live in and become aware of my career. I took suggestion from guidance counselors and from my uncle about my career, I was depressed about my career because in my mind only one thing repeats, how I am going to live in this world and what I am going
What have I learned during the last two weeks about my emotional responses to learning? My emotional responses to learning is being affected by the fact that we have to present our practicum project to the CCF team at any time soon. I’m scared about not saying the right things, or not being able to answer questions properly, because I always have found very difficult to speak in public. I know I need to spent time to prepare myself, I will have to make sure my presentation is at the same level of my
It feels tremendous to know I have people I faith and care about. In color guard I got to be a different character and not myself. In color guard I paid for it myself so I got on my own two feet on got myself a job. Having to have a job and going to school and having to do guard was and is still hard. I have about 30 hours a week I work and many hours of guard rehearsal, but I am sticking through and making my way to save up for college and making myself a life of my own.
Finally, one must physically be there with the patient for anywhere from thirty minutes to an hour. This physical presence must not be one of dread or annoyance; rather, the therapist must be present with a sense of positivity and helpfulness. For example, during my previously mentioned first therapy experience, I was becoming very discouraged with having to watch my teammates play from the sidelines while I could not, and I began to become mildly depressed and unmotivated. My main therapist noticed this and helped me through this sad part of my life, seeming to take the role of more of a listener and counselor, rather than someone who I was paying to help fix my physical injuries. When the last therapy visit had ended, and I was walking away from the office for the last time, I instantly realized this profession was what I wanted to do with my
The way I see it is there is always work to be done, just because I might of reached the goals I’m aiming for, doesn’t mean that’s all for me to do, someone else is working for the same goals as me. My main goal is to not let myself down, to not look back and think what more I could of done to make myself better, whether that 's waking up earlier, staying later at practice, taking a couple extra reps just to put myself right over the edge of average. Anyone can be average and live with it, but nobody remembers average, I want people to