Personal Narrative: Following The Hero's Journey

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Joseph Campbell once said, “follow your bliss and the universe will open doors where there were only walls.” Many people consider your bliss to be your calling or what you are meant to do in life as well as what you enjoy doing. I think this quote is very empowering because it suggests that if you do what you love and what you were meant to do, you will find a way to succeed. I have found that there are many things that I love to do, things such as listening and sharing music as well as spending time with loved ones and friends. But one thing that has always stood out is helping others. In the past, I have had many opportunities to volunteer at many places and donate to those in need. Being able to help others and bring others happiness makes…show more content…
My “supernatural aid” would come from all my teachers educating me so I am able to get into college and my parents who constantly remind and push me towards my goal. My “threshold would most likely be the transfer of my sophomore year of high school into my junior year. At this point in my life, I am slowly becoming an adult and taking on more responsibilities and starting to make larger life decisions. At this point in my life, I am passing into what will be some of the most important years of my life. My “threshold guardian: was most likely myself and my fears. At first, it took me a while to accept my responsibilities and get over my fear of failing and getting nowhere. Now that I am within the “unknown” there are many challenges that I face every day and will continue to face. There is the challenge of finding out what I want to study in college, doing well on standardized tests, and getting good grades in all of my classes. There are also temptations I have to face such as choosing whether to hang out with friends or do the homework that is due the next day. But I am able to overcome most of these challenges and temptations with the help of my parents, teachers, and friends who help push me to be the best I can be every day. They are my helpers and mentors; without them, I would not be where I am

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