Personal Essay: My Senior Year Of High School

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Senior year of high school, the year that every person under the age of 18 longs for. I can remember mine vividly. The colors maroon and black and white were everywhere throughout our spirit filled halls. Usually most people would be able to remember there’s for positive reasons. Now don’t get me wrong, I did have a good high school experience; however this isn’t about the good times I had. I want to tell you a story about something else. A real life lesson that I learned in school, something truly beneficial to my future. My senior year of high school taught me many things, however nothing compared to what I learned when I hit rock bottom that year.
My second semester of school I decided that because I already knew where I was going to college I didn’t have to try as hard in school and work as hard for my grades as I had before. I began slacking off inside as well as outside of the classroom. I stopped doing homework to my best ability’s, stopped studying for tests, and worst of all I was lying to my mother. For almost four months I treated my mother poorly. I constantly lied to her face about how my grades were. I had been digging my own grave and I didn’t even know it. It wasn’t until I realized that my grade in one of my
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That was it for me, I had been caught. With this came all my repercussions for lying and letting my grades drop. I lost everything. Any electronics I had, my car, my free time, and almost track and field. The one thing that I never stopped trying in was being threatened because of my actions. Even with all of my punishments, it was until my dad took me to the beach to have a one on one man to man talk. To me this was big. My dad and I have a really great relationship, but we never really had any serious talks like this before. Mainly because I never needed to have a “talk” but also because that just wasn’t how he and I connected. It was out of the ordinary for him and me to just leave for a
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