I just assumed I would never have to experience it. Growing up in the military, my family was always moving. It was enjoyable and saddening at the same time. I would always be crushed when we would get our Permanent Change of Station orders (PCS) after three years and I had to say good-bye to my newly found home. It was hard to leave everything behind and start over, but I became good at it.
I was only needed for one event and spent nearly the entire weekend as a cheerleader. At first I thought that all the training, all the pain, and all the lost sleep was for nothing. But I soon realized that wasn’t the case. Life certainly isn’t fair. I won’t always be rewarded or even recognized for my hard work.
This is your cell.” The guard said, yanking my arm, almost pulling it out of the socket. I peered through the rusted bars, instantly making eye contact with a ripped Hispanic guy laying back on his bed. He must of been 50, maybe 60. Two things caught me by surprise. First off, I was wondering who this old chulo was talking to.
The fire is growing and no one knows we’re here. We are going to die unless we get out of this elevator.” Alex looks up at me with pure panic and rage. Before I know what is happening, my feet move towards his hands, then I stop. I lunge myself into his arms and hug him as if I’ll never be able too again. I pull myself away and lock my eyes with his.
It turns out that my appendix needed to be removed. It ruptured on my way to the hospital, luckily they were able to fix the problem by putting me to sleep, and performing surgery to remove it. I spent eight days in the hospital and could not eat much. I have always been skinny, yet I lost seven pounds in that time period. When I came out, I could barely walk.
Now I am looking forward to furthering my education after high school and taking care of my family the way I always wanted. In final conclusion, being on probation was a bizarre journey. Also, taught me a lot in life from start to end. Which started to show me that my friends weren’t for me, I did thing I regretted, I ended back on probation, and it made me the person I am today. I will never look back at that particular experience.
After leaving the company I noticed I am extremely bored and don’t know what to do. I miss the Marine Corps and want to go back. While living my everyday life on Camp Pendleton, there was never a dull moment. I always had plans or always had work. A lot of times I would go into work at seven in the morning and wouldn’t leave until ten at night.
“First, spray a light coat of tape adhesive.” Learning how to tape was not an easy task, my impatient attitude always got the best of me. Frustration traveled through my body like waves of a stormy sea whenever I held a roll of athletic tape in my hands. Being a student athletic training aide has molded me into someone who can overcome difficult situations. There were too many times to count in which I nearly gave up on my efforts. Initially, I would choke up and do everything I could in order to get out of taping and having to face the fact that I was not the best at it.
Nothing is impossible when you put in hard work. My life has changed, I won’t stop trying until i reach to my goals. I have been through the good and bad times, sometimes i get tired and wanted to give up but my coach’s words inspired me to do better. Without him, I would already gave up and never get to experienced this
About a week before school started, I had a serious talk with my parents and told them that I would get this done. I remember thinking “this will be the hardest thing I’ve ever done in my life and it would either make me or break me.” When school finally started, I kept my job. I didn’t realize how tough of a challenge it would be until I found myself coming home at 11:30 with loads of work to do. I still didn’t let that bring me down and every day I showed up for classes I took things serious. I was extremely motivated to overcome something that seemed