Personal Narrative: Moving Back To School Changed My Life

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Returning to school is one of the most life changing things I have ever done for myself. After high school, I had no idea what I wanted to do with my life. Therefore, for a year and a half I stumbled through life trying to figure out what to do. How was I supposed to get a job if I did not have any experience? Luckily, I managed to land a job as a camp counselor, but something was still missing. Finally, I realized that I wanted to go back to school. Going back to school drastically changed my life. My work ethic, free time, and self – esteem have all changed my daily life for the better. When I was in high school I think it is safe to say I was a pretty good student. However, I was nothing spectacular just an average B student like most other kids. My work ethic was not great as I had no clue what I wanted to do with my future. Then college came and whacked me upside the head. I realized that I was paying to be here, and that if I was paying to do something I was going to do it well. I can now proudly say that my work ethic is something I can boast about. I no longer procrastinate like I did in high school. My grades are much higher than high school with consistent A’s. I even managed to get an A in algebra which was my hardest class in high school. Above all, my…show more content…
The year and a half I spent after high school wondering what I should do with my life was a pretty low point in my life. I was confused and most of the time thought poorly of myself. College has helped re-invigorate me and helped me see my self-worth again. Going to class and seeing myself succeed made me feel better than I had in quite a while. Then finding a career that I am excited about has helped me be eager for what the future holds. These things combined helped my self- esteem return to a healthy level. Therefore, college has helped change my daily life by letting me be a more content

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