I would be leaving behind a good life, one full of loving friends and neighbors, in replacement of moving across the country to a place that I had never before seen. Little did I know that I would be in for an adventure of a lifetime. Instead of being practical and flying across the country to California, my parents made me and my four younger brothers hop in a mini-van and drive across the country. When my parents first proposed the idea, I thought they were insane. However, now looking back on it, I am grateful for the experience.
One summer day, out of the blue, my dad decided to take us to South Padre Island. Summer vacation is always a stressful time for me. I’ve always wanted to experience something entertaining, but I never seem to enjoy trips with my family. We complain a lot and don’t get so well along. Everyone I know has really interesting vacation stories in which their families enjoyed awesome adventures and created unforgettable memories.
The National Championship Game will be something I will never forget. Being able to walk into Magic or Animal Kingdom will never get old. Waiting to go on a huge waterslide is one of the best and worst feelings at the same time. There’s something about laying on the beach or in the ocean that is just so relaxing, especially when you can hear the waves crash up against the shore. I can’t wait until my next trip to Florida so I can make even more
It’s about a group of outcasts getting kicked out of town and banished never to return, Harte provides a realistic depiction of the Old West through these events the characters experience. Bret Harte’s literature represents realism because he was part of the movement. He is especially famous for his portrayal of the Old West because he actually lived in California during the time of the Gold Rush. He wrote about people he was actually familiar with which is
Ever since I was young, I’ve always wanted to travel around the world, but unfortunately, I didn’t grow up with enough money to travel and go on vacation like others may have had. So instead, I stayed at home and wrote stories about traveling to various places on the Earth and fictional places that allowed me to pretend that I was traveling. Never in a million years did I believe that I would have the luxury and ability to go to a university that allowed me to travel to such extravagant and exotic locations such as Australia, Japan, Ethiopia, Brazil, Ghana, Canada, and Spain. Traveling has allowed me to expand my comfort zone and even go outside of it to experience new adventures and memories with people I’ve become close with. It has
One being the energy source I seek for, and the other being Pitzer College that I yearn to attend. Interestingly, I have always laid in the sand facing eastward toward the ocean, so when I tilt my head back I am looking west, toward Pitzer. I just never knew I was looking to my future. Now it is clear, in order to achieve my lifelong dream of eliminating air pollution, I must attend Pitzer. Evidently, environmental sustainability is the crown jewel that will be the hallmark of my success.
He admits, “…I don’t truly understand the landscape, I don’t know how to handle myself in the face of ugliness or danger” (3). In this passage, Cantu establishes the relationship between the physical landscape and his own emotional landscape. This becomes an important foundation for the way he later connects the physical landscape around him to his emotions. At the end of the same entry, Cantu describes his morning view: “I watched as the landscape shifted under the winter light. Behind me, my mother placed her hand on my shoulder and pointed to a cloud of gypsum sand in the distance, impossibly small, swirling across the basin desert.” It is evident in these passages that Cantu is at the beginning stages of his job as a border patrol agent, and he still does not know what it means to be good at his job.
I go to Michigan every summer and it is always different parts of Michigan but never the city. The country part is beautiful and I didn’t really appreciate it until my cousin and I rode around in his Jeep late at night. We drove until you couldn’t go any further on the road and then turned off the Jeep. In silence, we looked up and looked at the beautifully lit stars since there was no pollution. When I see respect for nature, I am the one respecting it.
The little things really mattered the most. Let’s fast forward a little to when I was 12 and my parents decided to move to Georgia. This is the age where I had to restart my life, gain chores, and experience things differently. Going from Jersey to Georgia I left an environment that I was comfortable with and closer to family for a place that was strange and very unfamiliar to
We had lived in my hometown all my life, so this was going to be a significant change for me. On the first day living in the big city, I bumped into a handsome guy. I knew it was love at first sight from that moment. But knowing the type of person I am, I knew I would never be anything to him. I was always teased around about the way I looked and the way I dressed.