His mom kicked him out and he had to moved from house to house to stay with different families. He tried Even though he had a bad childhood, he never gave up on school or basketball. Eventually, in his last year of high school, he was taken in by the Leslie family. Living with them, he went to Tomball High School. He tried out
He was really old, had a head full of grey hair, and always loved getting people in trouble. I had never gotten trouble with him though all year and I was surprised. The reason is probably was because he knew my mom really well. He was her bus driver when she was in school. That was like 20 something years ago too, it kinda tells you how old my mom and my bus
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.
He was even sent to a Juvenile detention center last summer in which he had the choice to go live with my aunt and uncle or stay in the detention center for another two weeks. He chose to stay in the detention center. The parenting styles to handle this situation along with those that followed vastly differed. When they found out he was doing drugs, his mother kicked him out and my aunt found him treatment. Since then, it has been a struggle for Zach between wanting to live with my aunt, who has rules, versus his biological mom, who has limited rules.
It was just a way of living, not really something to be taught to me. We had our music, our food, our huge family gatherings and our Spanish. While this is part of the Puerto Rican culture I did not feel much pride in it nor did I acknowledge it as much. What I knew was learned through the process of living and not going out of my way to learn it. My dad would always try to get me to listen to Spanish, mostly old school salsa, but I always thought it was boring compared to the English rap that my friends listened to.
Although the MlB found him “guilty,” shoeless Joe Jackson he still was trying to earn his way into the hall of fame. “joes story”/ Shoeless Joe Jackson. Mr. Jackson moved back to his hometown with his wife and he owned a liquor store, a cleaning company, and a BBQ restaurant “ Joe’s Story”. And still to the day he died, he was trying to get into the hall of fame but never was introduced . Joe lived until he was 71 years young.
After a while, I decided to get my own place in Euless, Texas. My very first apartment and with my son Bryson, it was so scary. I had a full-time job and I had to be responsible for taking my son to daycare every morning. I also had to make sure I picked up my son at 6 pm or I would get charged extra at daycare. I really didn 't have any help with my son, unless my best friend picked Bryson up for me.
However, my sophomore year led me to take a different perspective. Many factors influenced me, including witnessing my brother graduate with a 2.0 and fail out of college, which left him unclear of his future. I also dealt with my father going to jail, and thinking that I lost my family in a car accident. I knew I wanted to work in the health field since I was young, but I realized that could not be a reality unless I took control of my life. I applied to the HOSA program and was one of three juniors who were accepted.
My mom worked a lot of overtime hours to support our family as my dad’s business did not always provide for us. Occasionally, my dad would sleep in a different room in the house. One day shortly after the end of my fourth grade year, when what was to be a summer to remember, my mom broke the news to me and my brother. It had ended. Mom and dad were getting divorced.
After I was out of school for around a month after my ACL surgery it was hard to catch up but It was not impossible. I didn 't try enough because I already thought my grade was too far gone and that rolled over into the next semester. After the school year I was very disappointed in myself. I never have failed a class in my life but here I was applying for summer school. So I redirected my disappointment and decided to excel at summer school.