With this fundamental change in my attitude, I became a new person and since then I’ve only gotten stronger physically, mentally, and emotionally. Without this activity I would have been stunted, I would have remained the overweight introvert who didn’t fit in during middle
Although I am still extremely selfless, I now know to put myself, my success, and my happiness first. Due to this switch I have broken out of my shell resulting in many new friends, I work harder than ever before, and I have learned to have a more positive outlook on life. Although this adjustment has been challenging, it has not only made me stronger and happier, it has helped shape my character into who I am
In the duration of my middle school years, I maintained excellent grades, except I had just one issue that held me back from a satisfying life. That issue was the fact that friends came very hard to me in my middle school years. Before my struggles at my middle school, Trafton, I had a very productive social life in the Elementary school I attended, Roberts Elementary. Here, it was very easy to make friends and have a great social life, since no hard work was required as a kid. Middle school, however, was a great challenge for me.
I believed it was the realization of knowing that because I was a social butterfly, it created plenty of problems with my past relationship. As time went by, I realized that I allowed a person who was no longer in my life affect my persona. During the backpacking trip, I took some time to stargaze and reflected on this issue. I am so grateful that I had the chance to do this since it has already starting to help me accept my social butterfly-ness. I am now more socially active with strangers and old friends in
When I was little I always tried to keep to myself; I never really wanted to be more than be an average student. I would go to school and would go home every day and never tried to do more. I never was a leader at that age; I was known to be kind and caring but I rarely took charged of a situation and always stayed in the background. It wasn’t until around 8th grade that things started to change, I began to realize that
Attending a small school for now 5 years, I understand that most kids at my age go to a larger middle school with a graduating class of approximately 200-300 kids in their class, but going to a large school, teachers don 't have time to spend on a specific individual for many things, and I find myself lucky to get that at North Cape. Going through many situations and conflicts at North Cape led me in temporary unfortunate paths, but greatly impacted my reason to try and change to become a more successful individual in my education and life that made a permanent change. It all started 7th grade year, I wasn 't trying, it was as simple as that, until I received a suspension that was for an unnecessary conflict. I then had decided to try and get good grades and do something worth my time and put a smile on my family’s face. Because of the decision I made, things got better and made me feel better as a person, and made me realize I’m not only doing this for my family; I 'm doing it for myself.
There was a time in my life where it was a bad time, but, it was also a good time. I was trying to play games at my old school, Roosevelt Junior High School. I got caught, and what came with it, is troubling . When I got Home my Mom and Dad greeted me with a bunch of things, saying I shouldn’t be doing that, and this and that, but, what also came with it is, my grades dropped, it was horrible, I just couldn’t keep up with all my homework.
Picture this, I’m sixteen, it is pitch dark, the night before Thanksgiving, and I’m driving alone down the 101 toward Stinson Beach. I am trying to find my way to the house my family rented for the holidays. They are already there, waiting. When you’re growing up it’s hard to internalize the changes you go through. You’re too close to yourself to recognize the forces shaping you as you move from childhood toward adulthood.
I stopped doing my homework and studying for all my tests, I began to worry about boys and all the fun times my friends and I would have. I got suspended and asked to get sent to a anger management school to help me focus a bit more on myself, nobody would have expected that from
I thought for sure something bad would happen to me after that, but luckily, it didn’t. Besides that, there’s plenty of bad things i’ve did in my life that i’m surprised hasn’t came back to me yet. I’ve been mean to people a lot of times in my life for no reason and I really do think that has came back to me a couple of times. When I was in 6th grade, we were pretty obnoxious and rude to my teacher, and she didn’t deserve it at all. Some of the kids would put stuff in her hair and use her answers to cheat on things, which I never did that stuff, but I was pretty mean to her in other ways.
I Grew Up Here, And There I grew up as a military brat so being in one place for my whole childhood was not an option. I grew up in the company of my family. Mom 's southern cooking and my brothers ' destructiveness was the community I lived in. Out of all the places I have lived my three favorite are Washington, Florida, and Oklahoma.
What does it mean to be a child? By definition, a person between the ages of four through ten, they have no care in the world; they play with mud and eat bugs. They cry for sweets and color outside the lines. Unfortunately I didn’t have much of a childhood. By the time I was five years old I had seven surgeries and had consulted with twenty specialists.
There isn’t much I remember from elementary school, I never thought anything I did before jr high really mattered. However there is one thing I won’t be able to forget about. Not because it was particularly significant to me, but because it was significant to my father who always brings it up. I’m sure if he hadn’t reminded me of it so frequently I would’ve forgot about it a long time ago.
Life for me growing up was super difficult. A lot of my childhood was pure traumatic. Also, it was a struggle for me and my family, money wise and food wise. Also, our house was very small. We even lost our father and I also became a teen mom.