That was not easy and very expensive. My health declined because I wasn’t getting enough sleep—or enough to eat—because I was too tired working all day and staying up all night with my son. I eventually ended up in a hospital for a week because I got so sick. My son
I went into both competitions excited and motivated only to walk away frustrated and disappointed. Everything that could have possibly gone wrong while I was vaulting went wrong. “Why me?” I asked myself. I had been working harder than anybody else I knew; I trained all year long, I would stay an hour longer at practice than my other teammates, and I would even have double practices a few times a week (one at school and one with my club coach). I was so discouraged, not just one meet but two meets in a row I was unable to clear any
I am very thankful I took the initiative and stepped out of my comfort zone. The last reason I agree, is if you don’t try new things, you may miss out on something you love! Many people are scared to try new things because they might fail or not like it, but you may excel and love it! One of my experiences is when I applied to be an FFA officer. It was a very new experience and I was scared to try it.
I was going to all the practices, giving it my all and once again I did not play in the game. I was dishearten and I began to question myself. If I was not playing because I’m not experienced like the rest or If it was because I’m much shorter than everyone else. I was self doubting myself If I was even good enough to be on the team.I was not going to quit and the next game came faster than I expected. Thursday night and for the third time in a row I was not mentioned in the starting line up.
When asking most of my friends why they do not do DECA, the most common answer is that they simply do not have the time for it. Writing an entire 30 page business plan and preparing a 15 minute presentation is not an easy feat. It requires extreme self motivation and dedication. Many students miss out on the amazing experience of participating in DECA because they do not have enough available time. As much as I love it, I too question at the end of the season if a plastic trophy was worth all of the hours I spent slaving over this project.
Temptations such as clubs and amusement park trips plagued my entire stay on campus. I wasn 't very good with scheduling and time management before arriving at Carnegie Mellon, but I soon realized such half-baked skills were going to
When I first started writing this essay I had no idea about how to promote Americanism, with me being your normal fourteen year old girl. Then I did what many of my peers would do, I googled it for ideas, but nothing caught my attention. At that moment, I decided I wouldn’t write the essay, but then today at my Veterans Day program I realized that there are plenty of things I can do to promote Americanism. I hadn’t realized how truly lucky I am to live here in America, and I realized that’s what true Americanism is. Promoting Americanism isn’t about doing big, flashy things for popularity, or to look good.
I underestimated myself and talent but I knew that I can only last on talent for so long because I didn’t work and grind hard enough. This is where Derek Jeter’s quote came into my life and I started believing in it. Jeter stated, “Hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard.” This quote now has taken over my life because for the past year I have worked so hard to get to the point where I am
Volunteering at a hospice company was a turning point in my life. I find the United States is still segregated by age. I never truly understood that ageism existed, I assumed it was a thing of the past or only happened in extremely rare cases. This is my second year volunteering to help talk to patients, and my first year writing someone’s life story, her legacy. Most young people never get a chance to interact with the elderly, and are separated because of the fast paced society we have built around those 18-30 years olds.
The learning curve was hard, and I didn’t make the cut for Freshman Region. This really made me feel down, as just the year before, I was the 2nd overall chair in my class. For a few weeks, my confidence really wavered; However, with the encouragement of some upperclassmen, I eventually decided to move on to the next thing. All-Region, the real deal was only a month away. By using my failure as motivation, I discovered a work-ethic I never knew I had, practicing more than I had before.