Personal Narrative: GPA In College

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Just two years ago, if someone would have told me that I would have a 3.9 GPA in college and that I would have dreams that are close to coming true, I would have laughed straight in their face. I was never truly inspired before in life, and I thought, with all the trouble that I got into in high school, that I was just a bad person, and that bad people do not get to achieve dreams. I was confused, a mess, and I did not even know how a "troubled youth" as I was labeled, would be able to do successfully in life. As I stated before in this application, I was diagnosed with a lot within high school, but it does not start there. No, this all goes back to preschool, where I was actually kicked out of my preschool and was told that I required “psychiatric”…show more content…
It even gets more psychotic by the fact that my parents were also getting a divorce at the time. As you can tell, my psyche was not in the best of shapes when I came to high school, thus the psychological breakdown I had, which caused all the diagnoses I mentioned above. If you did not think it could get worse…it did, as when I got out of high school, I was also diagnosed with Trichotillomania. It is a branch of an OCD based disorder, where you have the constant unknown compulsion to pull out your own hair. Ironically enough, everything got better once I got to college. I had a goal in life, I had a drive, and I had a support system that wanted me to succeed. I stopped getting in trouble, and focused all my energy within my academics, and it really did pay off. I am now a part of Phi Theta Kappa, with a 3.91 GPA currently, and I honestly could not be happier. It is still a constant struggle every day, to deal with all of my problems without any form of medical help besides counseling, but it’s something I’ve learned to survive…show more content…
I was inspired also by my high school psychology teacher, to become a Doctor in Psychology. I have realized that my dream, is to open up my own practice, and to help other "troubled youth" whom were given up on by everyone else, and to give them a chance as well. I want to be the person to be able to give that help, especially when no one gave it to me. I want to be able to help people who are not fully understood, and to educate others whom do not believe mental illness to be a "real thing". Overall, I believe a Rutgers education would give me the ability to achieve my overall dream in the end, which is of course as stated above, to open up my own practice and to help other troubled youth whom have been given up on. I know it would really help as well because Rutgers has one of the best psychology programs within New Jersey, and I would love to be a part of that
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