The entire experience is engraved in my mind atleast through spirit and I don’t regret a second of it. The commotion of the whole adventure taught me valuable life lessons. At first I was so hesitant to enter something that I would’ve regretted not leaping into. A voice in the back of my mind presented me with every doubt possible shouting fears into a void I contained inside me. Ultimately I didn’t want others to judge me negatively and decide something I couldn’t remove from their opinions.
I know I am not supposed to question why God does the things that He does but in this case I cannot stop myself from questioning it. I like to believe He has done this to make my family stronger, since my papaw was the person to hold our family down, and to appreciate family and memories instead of material things of life. Even though my papaw does not remember any of the memories that we have made together I would never
Quiet Strength talks about a lot of things. Respect is a just one part of Tony’s journey. Though respect may seem little, it can have a huge impact on our lives. Without it, we wouldn’t be able to keep friends, have good relationships with co-workers and teachers, or even keep a job. Quiet Strength is a reminder to respect others and put our trust in God.
I grew up in an environment where academics were not a priority on my list. My mom insisted that as long as I tried my best, nothing else mattered. Throughout middle school and the beginning of my high school years, I was convinced that my best was average. I was a C-student who spent most of his time in suspension, and I didn’t pay attention when I did go to class. However, my sophomore year led me to take a different perspective.
I’ve seen many people fail during college, because their high school did not push them to try to achieve great grades. Soon enough most people go to college today which costs an arm and a leg. College is a place where most people are now treated as adults and teachers become stricter with their rules and assignments. This causes many kids to either try harder or it opens people’s eyes and shows that college is not
Obtaining a postsecondary education is important to me because I have a passion for helping people and learning. As a first-generation postsecondary student, I understand the values of education. I grew up with my parents always telling me that I am lucky because I will have a chance to get an education, most people live struggling to make ends meet because they didn 't have a chance, just like my parents. As someone who comes from having very little, I always prided myself on the fact that I can, at least, have an education. Also, from the volunteered work I have done every chance I get I believe a postsecondary education will give me a chance to give back.
The knowledge, skills, and opportunity that New England Academy has provided me, throughout my high school years, has impacted my way on how to approach the world for my transition into college and the vast, bright future ahead. For five years, I had been enrolled in my public school district in my home state, New Hampshire. Throughout my middle school years, I found myself struggling to survive everyday in silence due to being severely teased enough to be driven into frustration and isolation. I had no hope nor interest for my future, and nearly had given up everything. By ninth grade, I had become fed up and had no chance to grow as an individual.
My friend's family from elementary school have me an opportunity to live with them. My grades averaged out to a C which allowed me to see my junior year in high school. My hopes of becoming a senior and finishing high school were fading fast, I knew I would not make it. But, I managed to see my first and only group home. I needed to free myself of any street activities in order to prosper.
Just two years ago, if someone would have told me that I would have a 3.9 GPA in college and that I would have dreams that are close to coming true, I would have laughed straight in their face. I was never truly inspired before in life, and I thought, with all the trouble that I got into in high school, that I was just a bad person, and that bad people do not get to achieve dreams. I was confused, a mess, and I did not even know how a "troubled youth" as I was labeled, would be able to do successfully in life. As I stated before in this application, I was diagnosed with a lot within high school, but it does not start there. No, this all goes back to preschool, where I was actually kicked out of my preschool and was told that I required “psychiatric”
My family is very inspiring to me. I am very thankful that my parents brought me into this world. Growing up my parents always showed me how exactly things work in life. One of the hardest things that I had to accept was that I could not have everything I wanted. There were times when my parents spoiled me but I was always taught to be thankful of the things that I had and to not be so selfish.