Why I chose this subject I chose to write about Jin Shin Jyutsu as a successful treatment because it saved my life eight years ago and I am convinced it works. After three years in college majoring in psychology I realized it was not what I wanted to do for the rest of my life and I decided to drop out. I went through an existential crisis at the age of nineteen, I was very depressed and wanted to be out of contact with the outside world. From being extremely social and very self-assured I suddenly wanted nothing to do with people during that time, I slept all day and looked unsure and scared of everything. It seemed as if months flew by until I felt better, the truth is that only two months had passed.
Cristina profile Many people think that GED students would never be able to get into law school, however Cristina Arriola is on her way to proving that not to be true. Soon to be recognized as the paralegal student of the year by Del Mar, Cristina has come a long way to achieve this honor. At 28, she will given the Outstanding Academic Student award that is given out to one student for each department. While Christina has worked hard for this award, the journey has been anything but easy. She dropped out of high school in 10th grade as she didn’t see “the importance of being in school or getting a degree.” This attitude stuck until Cristina was 18 and miscarried her child at 28 weeks due to an umbilical cord accident.
I never really took school seriously, I never even dreamt of being a college student, I wasn’t motivated. That was until, I saw that my parents were struggling financially and then filed for a divorce. Every time things got hard, both my mom and dad would tell me to “Focus, take school serious so that you can be successful and help us in the future”. Those words were my call to adventure. That was my motivation, that made me graduate high school and enroll myself at College of Saint Elizabeth.
I remember the way the beat dropped, it was slow with a lot of bass and piano keys playing in the background. I believe that song was called Successful by Drake, and at that point I believe that it was more than music it was way I picture my life. During my ninth grade that song play a big role in my success in and out of class. The first day of autumn that year was a very special day for me. It was a Tuesday around 2 o’clock, I was sitting outside of class because my teachers told me to turn down my music, and I didn’t want to.
I had a hard time going back to Blackfoot High because of how terrible my life had become while I was there and how much better my life had become in that one day at Bingham Academy. I could’ve decided to go to Firth or Shelly, but my parents and I wanted me to stay in Blackfoot. Due to this desire, I went to Bingham Academy instead. All I knew is that I did not want to stay at Blackfoot High. I did well academically while I studied there, but social pressures are a big deal, especially at my age.
As taxes increased, my parents could not afford to pay the excessively high mortgage. It was time for us to downsize. One day my parents came home with news I was dreading to hear. They had found a “perfect house” just a half hour away. At the time I was attending high school and was not looking forward to the moving idea at all.
Throughout the last couple of years, this society of teens seems to be losing their confidence on the American Dream, the way teens think now a day makes no difference to them, but just dreaming of being happy when life does not always give them happiness. A man once said, “When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down “happy.” They told me I didn't understand the assignment and I told them they didn't understand life” (Lennon) ,meaning how he was being ignored and possibly bullied. What this quote really means is that he didn’t really understand life as it is.
Who I am is divided into two distinct sections: the shy, reliant child I was before Upward Bound and the confident, independent adult I have become. Upward Bound (UB) is a college preparatory program for low-income, first-generation college students, but its effects go much deeper than that. The workshops during the school year provide opportunities to meet college students in an informal setting where they can be honest about their college experiences. My first year I remember a girl telling me, “The first week I got to college I cried myself to sleep every night,” which was terrifying to hear. It made me dread the summer segment of UB, when I would stay on Ohio University’s campus in Athens for five weeks to take mock college classes.
It was too much to ask for; I was already burned out from only one preparation for college. That is why I joined the Army to avoid college and to go on an adventure. Even my recruiter for the Army pushed for me to go to college after my enlistment. He even enlisted me into the University of Wyoming roll for 2020 when my enlistment would end. From what I 've learned, college is so important to many people, but for some reason not for me.
It was an SBO, and my interest was piqued. I studied their movement, I looked at the smile on their face, and the drive they had towards something that I wanted so bad, I wanted somewhere to belong. By this time I had been diagnosed with depression and I was ready to just get through high school, and make it to college. I was wishing my life away until that very day. About 5 minutes later that same SBO started to walk back down to the stage, but stopped on their way and said a very simple phrase to me, "Hey!
My grades suffered due to that fact. I always did well during testing, I just felt no motivation to do homework. I went to musician’s workshop when I started high school and developed more culture. High school was okay for the 2 years, my grades were average. Unfortunately, after my sophomore year ended, I started moving around due to various circumstances, such as a parents divorce and my childhood home going into foreclosure.
There was always room for improvement and that didn’t sit well with my perfectionist personality or my parents’ wallet. Moreover, my academics were beginning to suffer because school came second to soccer, leaving me to spend long nights and early mornings trying cramming in school work. After a few years, soccer became my worst enemy. It beat me down and stressed me out and I was done putting up with bullies. Before I confronted my demon I had to first face my mother; my biggest fan, my number one supporter since day one.
The issue presented in this selection shows that Gaby Rodriguez is sick and tired of being expected that she will be a mother just like her mother and her older siblings. She was in honor classes and wanted to be the first of her family to go to college, everyone expected her to drop out of high school and not gradate unlike some Latina’s who would oppose the statistics by just doing well in school. She decided to fake her own pregnancy to get reactions and understand the stereotypes and what pregnant teens have to face. 2. Based on the information presented in this selection, do you feel this is an accurate account of the issue?
In the beginning of the book, Phillip Malloy was passionate to make it into Harrison school’s track team. He thought that being only good at running would automatically make him into the team, but his grades interfered with his chance at the team. He didn’t make it into the track team because he detested Miss. Narwin’s class and felt the book, The Call of the Wild was useless, so he put the most unnecessary response to an answer of his exam. Therefore, he received a failing grade which is a “D”.
To never give up on my dreams, even when the odds are against you, keep moving forward. Her motivation is the reason why I didn’t give up after my junior year of high school when everything seemed to fall apart. I became extremely depressed with my life. During my junior year of high school everything came crashing down. As my brothers enjoyed the college life.