My Writing Experience I have never been good writing, I was never really exposed to it until my tenth grade year in high school. It was my first year at Clinton High school, August 17, 2013, I had the hardest english teacher in my grade. I already had imagined how that year was going to go. Looking back at it now it was not as bad I thought it would be I learned a lot from that class. The beginning of the year started of rough as we started writing our first essay.
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.
My Contribution to the FNLM Program I’ve always grown up in an environment where drugs and alcohol were always a huge no, but I never thought that I’d be teaching my family values to other kids. I’m aware of some people’s situations due to their unfortunate uses of drugs and I’m grateful that I got to give insight to others and hopefully change their lives for the better. In the beginning I was scared to teach the proteges because I thought that I was not going to be a good teacher. Later in the mentoring program I realized talking in front of a crowd is not all that bad. Before entering this program, my vision of middle schoolers was different.
Friendships and reasonability are areas that I think students in the eighth- grade student should know before they arrive. What happens to their friendships is one thing that might help students before they get here? For example, I learned about quality over quantity, having friends that care and are there for me is more meaning full than having a lot of friends that may or
Coming from a poor family, being shy, and moving around a lot, Sandra learned she needed to overcome these problems by accomplishing her goals. When she finally settled down and ran away from home to go to college, she had more confidence in herself, and was heading towards her objectives. For example, “I’ve done all kinds of things I didn’t think I could do since then.” Eventually she learned life is what everyone makes of it. Success to Ben Franklin is to achieve moral perfection, and . Sandra Cisneros came from a poor family, but overcame it by moving out and becoming a successful writer.
In fact, the odds are against you.” -robert greene I picked this quote because teachers are not going to going to hold you hand throughout high school. Their just their just their to teach the students who want to make it in life and some do not care if you pass or not. My grades have changed since I first started high school they were really good at first but then I got side tracked thinking I would pull up my grades last minute. I was horribly wrong and realized that it wasn’t as easy as middle school. My sophomore year was probably the worst because I slacked off and procrastinated but I picked myself up thanks to a little motivation.
Eyes Like a Shutter, Mind Like a Lens I never thought that a credit card sized image would mean so much to me. As a going away present, I received a brand new polaroid camera from my parents. At the moment, I was excited; but subconsciously terrified of moving away to school. It's not that I was afraid to live on my own, but rather the fact of having to make new friends and having them like me for who I truly was. Before my mom left she told me “Keep your mind open, and stay positive.
Suddenly, the connection I felt with them all the years prior began to fade and it felt like I was talking to strangers whenever we communicated. At the time, this had such a huge impact on my life. I was in my peak year of middle school, I was starting to figure out who I was, and these were people I had grown up with and whose company I felt familiar with. I had decided to branch out and do something that I had not felt comfortable enough in my own skin to do. Receiving judgement for my own personal leap of faith, taught me that happiness within yourself is the most important happiness you can have.
At a young age, my mom and dad worked to help support their families and to pay or college. Because they came from humble beginnings, my parents taught me and brother to respect but not worship money, to be generous to those who are not as fortunate, and to work hard and earnestly for the things that we want. My high school education has positively affected my career and life choices. During these four years, I have had, in my opinion, some of the best teachers in the entire Lamar Consolidated district. My teachers have pushed me to achieve my dreams with high expectations and interesting and useful lessons and without their presence in my life, I would not have achieved all that I have now.
Besides viewing this process as a foundation for future knowledge and abilities, I have been anticipating this stage of gaining deeper and professional knowledge in psychology for a long time. To summarize, this goal is elicited from my passion and enthusiasm for psychology, to remain focused throughout these three years, instead of gaining fame or impress others. After graduation, I want to engage in a job related to psychology, allowing me to serve others by applying the knowledge learnt. It may not need to be anything very great; I just hope to contribute to the society’s wellbeing, whether it is in the clinical setting, corporate world or any other aspects. Most importantly, I hope to raise awareness and acceptance towards mental disorders.