The words which filled my head when my parents gave me the news that our family was moving. It was the end of my seventh-grade school year, 2014. On the afternoon of that hectic day, I sat on my bed crying as I thought about all the possibilities of what could happen to me. Would I have any friends? Would I be a different person?
Not only was I going to move away from my home, but I was also going to a new country. I didn’t know how to react to the news. The move to Canada had a new adventure feel. Part of me was curious and excited, but part of me was scared and anxious. The worst part of moving is the packing.
Once I realized that the move had affected my education, I changed my ways at school very quickly, by changing my study habits and how seriously I took my education. I tapped back to the values that were instilled into me at a young age, to have high expectations for myself and my educational goals. What also followed shortly after, was my appreciation of being able to receive an education and to this day I am excited to get to school everyday because I will be able to learn something
Eventually, we moved out into our own apartment, we were 19 with a child living on our own. I changed my career from Subway to a cashier at Walmart. I do not have my license so with Josh and I working rides and babysitters were getting harder to find. Josh ended up getting laid off from his job, and I was the only one working until he found another job. He ended up working for a moving business that had no set hours, never knew when he was
I wanted to move out of my box, but I was scared to take the next step. I soon discovered that there was not a buffer to prevent me from feeling discomfort. Therefore, I forced myself to learn and become social. I had to tell my mind that this was the only way. I simply listened and adapted to school and my environment.
You realize what you want to accomplish in life, how to handle situations, and meet new people. Your high school experience could be enjoyable, only if you make it that way. Having a negative attitude going into high school, will not help you or the
Every student starting middle school has a conflict in making new friends the first days of school. Me myself also had problems making new friends because I was very shy. Fortunately I had one of my friends from elementary school. Although I'd love to tell you the way I made friends I changed over the year to survive middle school. Overall I was a good student in elementary, but I had many flaws and I still do.
I had two tutors that would come and help me with school. I always tried to keep good spirits, and have a good attitude, but it was really hard for me to cope with. Not only was I not able to go to school, I wasn’t able to ski. I grew up skiing every weekend in the winter since I was
Changes As I walked in the door to my house I knew something was wrong when I saw my father’s face. He looked upset and scared , I really wanted to ask how his day was but I just couldn't. “Papa what was wrong?” . I asked. “We’re moving to America on Saturday.” This was going to be indeed a huge challenge for me.
I'm glad for who I am and how I see the world by how a child may have a disability but they are no different then another student sitting in a classroom who does not have one. I have overcome so many because I strive in getting things done and when I do that I feel happy for what I do. I would have not changed a thing. I push myself so much in school because I want to have a bright future. The person who inspired me would have to be my mom.