But by my senior year i still had no plans after high school or what i even wanted to do in life so i was getting alittle worried that all my friends had figured out what they want to do and i had nothing. Then about halfway through my senior year i was put in a welding class that I didn't even want to be in. But i decided to make the most of it and actually try to learn something. I got really into it
If I were the person that I used to be back in high school, or even directly after high school, I would fail these classes with straight “F”s. The reason is not because I was not smart enough, but because I was not willing to put in the effort, concentration, and dedication needed to get a good grade. This is hard work! Good thing I decided to grow up a bit in the past 14 years so I take it seriously.
I dedicated myself to passing geometry in order to be accepted at CSU Channel Islands. Unfortunately, my admission was rescinded because I did not meet the geometry requirement because I went through a lot of stress meanwhile geometry being a challenging subject for me was not helping the situation. I was close to meeting the requirement, but I was not able to improve enough. As I previously mentioned, I went through a lot of stress during my senior year because I was going through personal issues.
Entering high school my freshman year, many things were new to me, and I wasn’t sure what I was going to get involved in as a student. The only thing I was sure of was that I was going to play high school soccer. I’d been playing soccer since I was about 8 years old, and finally having the ability to play for the high school I grew up watching was exhilarating. My main goal going into the soccer program was that I wanted to make the varsity soccer team by my senior year in high school- my brother had been a former varsity player, and I greatly wanted to fill his shoes and leave my mark at the school. Throughout my four years in the program, that was my main focus, but I was happy to discover that I was also making friends along the way.
When a person is a senior everyone asks them what their plans are for after high school and what they hope to become. I am planning on going to college and I have the option of playing volleyball while in college. I didn’t want to go to school too far away from home, and I got a few offers that were close to home, but I narrowed it down to Heidelberg and Owens to play at. They both offered scholarships and they both have the what I would like to major in so it was a tough decision. I finally decided Owens would be a better fit over Heidelberg.
Kids swarmed all around me, jumping like restless frogs in and out of the water. It was my boyfriend’s little brother’s seventh birthday party and I was either wondering if they were happy to see me or to see the ice cream cake I had brought. That’s when I saw him. He was sitting next to my boyfriend, Sebastian.
I woke up one day and I was shaking. I was shaking because today I got up in front of the crowd to get my diploma. My 8th grade graduation was today! I could not walk, or speak. Stuff went through my head, “Am I going to have to speak in public?
I feel as though I have changed a lot throughout my high school career so far. I have made new friends, drifted away from others, modified the career path I want to go on, and most importantly I have become closer to myself and have started to do things I feel are best for me. So much has changed in just half of my career at this school and I am very excited to see where the next two years take me. I can’t even imagine where else I will go in life but I will try my best to make it great. I have many amazing people in my life that push me to do what they know I can and want me to do what makes me happy.
Everything is not always what it seems. I was always the one who kept everything to herself - I could be screaming on the inside, but completely silent on the outside. In my situation, the third time was the charm. The start of high school was the start of negativity, not only mentally, but neurologically. Insecurities, seizures, and anxiety overwhelmed me.
I have change a lot in high school, my attitude and how I was whit another’s persons. I was in middle school, and I was a really bad kid, I always get in trouble, I never do my work and I would talk back to the teacher, I would get in fights or I do bad things, but know in high school no. I have change now, I am not a bad kid anymore, know I do my work, I try to be the best student in the class, I am not getting in to fight anymore. I have change a lot I am a different person now, and I don’t want to get in trouble now, because I am in football and I like to play football, so that is why I am a different person, that is why I do my work, I don’t talk back to the teacher, and I don’t get into a fights anymore.
My junior year was especially significant to me. I was off to a great start - I was doing well in my classes, and competing strongly on the cross country team. I had just finished a race with my fastest time, which qualified me for the varsity team. The same week as that qualifying race, I fell and I got a concussion. As a result, I had to take 2 weeks off from school and stop running while I recovered.
Throughout life I have experienced many ups and downs on the quest of finding true joy in the world. Gambling acceptance and overall happiness in an attempt to keep my morals and personality fully intact. From a young age, an acute sense of right and wrong enveloped within my conscience, leading to a far greater understanding (of right versus wrong) than most. As time has gone on and the majority my peers developed immoral habits, schoollife ripened into a state of near constant distress. A refusal to conform to the “norm” led to constant bullying and unrelentless mistreatment from many of my classmates from the beginning of middle school--plaguing my heart and mind.
If I could do anything over in my life, it would be my freshmen year of high school. My grades were not the best. My grades made it harder for me to achieve my goals now. During freshmen year, my grades were horrible in two class honors English and honors geometry.
Personal Narrative Essay Believe it or not, sometimes a gracious action can bring a huge influence on a person. When I read the introduction that instructor Heller wrote, there is a sentence she wrote: “Sometimes the most influential moments in our lives are smaller moments, events that we may not recognize as influential until years after the experience.” For some reason, I related to it strongly. My story is about my high school experience. Also, I will share some significant moments in my life, and how these smaller moments changed my personality.
High school grows you into the person you are. I have great memories, good and bad, some learning experiences and some that I’ll take with me the rest of my life. My high school experience has influenced my development as a person inside and outside of the class by making me more independent, choosing friends wisely and teachers motivating me to attend college and accomplish goals I have set for myself. I have gained my independence slowly throughout high school. The importance of being independent is being secure with who you are and what you believe in.