"Damnit, Johnny… Oh damnit, Johnny, don 't die, please don 't die." Johnny was the main reason I was still alive. Call him my life tank or whatever but it was the truth. I was proud of him and I never could tell him. I knew how much he wanted to hear it, but being Dallas Winston, an awkward person who never knew how to show his feelings, I never got to tell him.
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.
Grades grew more defined and defined me, each class with a standard beyond just average. Just getting good grades wasn’t enough, I had to earn it with ease. I had to show my invincibility and superiority. It was only the first year of middle school, but everyone was already restless about high school, including me. Plan ahead and be ahead, impress the eyes around me.
"” (43) This is the one of the first times that is shown that Anse is hiding something about his feelings for Addie, the secret being that they are non-existent. ““It never bothered me much,” [Cash] said. "You mean, it never bothered Anse much," I said.” (230) at this point in the book Peabody realizes the extent that Anse has taken advantage of his children’s obedience, he is one of the only characters that have realized this.When examining the leg he also makes these comments “"I be damned if the man that 'd let Anse Bundren treat him with raw cement ain 't got more spare legs than I have." "God Almighty,” "why didn 't Anse carry you to the nearest sawmill and stick your leg in the saw? That would have cured it.
I don’t know about them. What I think is they don’t get support from their parents because they ended up having bad grades in the school so they are scared that their kids might waste their money and ended up dropping the college. About school, I totally disagree with them who said they get more opportunities. I might be wrong and they might be right, but I am talking about my experience. I have changed a lot of schools due to my parent’s job.
The adversity that I have faced in my life is not something I look down upon. My challenges have pushed me to be the best person I can be and are the root of my success. High school has been an amazing, while also difficult, time for me. It seems like just yesterday I was walking in the doors for my first day of freshman year, unsure what to expect from the new environment. The opportunities that high school offer inspired me to take action and to become involved.
I was told at a young age that education was the key to success and from that point on I made it my main priority not to be the average student among those that settle for less but to be a outstanding student that rises to every occasion to take advantage of my education. I do not that not let any setbacks or obstacles interfere with my education. I have maintain a 3.7 GPA despite of my after school job during my junior year. My mom told me during my tenth grade year that my junior year was going to either make me or break me. She explained I had to be really on top of my studies and I had no room for small mistakes.
In this new environment, I was able to focus more in school and overcome my phobia, as to where I am now a straight A student with a 4.39 GPA who is active in various clubs on campus. Now, as I am in my last year of high school, I look back on what I have accomplished and can’t even comprehend how much I have changed over the years. This experience has lead me to where I am now, the first in my immediate family to graduate from high school and not just have the opportunity to go to college, but even the possibility of choosing which college I go to. Such an experience taught me that nothing is given in life; if one has a desire, they must reach out for it, not just sit idly by and wait until somehow, the desire reaches
I ran from conflict and hid from failure. I was a coward. Until 7th grade. A math instructor, named Mr.Catanese, told me “The only true failure in life you gotta worry about is quitting even though technically you fail but don’t worry about that.” For the last two years I became someone who didn’t care about status or privileges. I became a nicer person to everyone around me.