However, in the essay “Working at Wendy’s”, Joey Franklin states, “I want to tell him I’m in the top 5 percent of the students at my college, that I am two semesters away from graduating, and that I’m on my way grad school to get a Ph.D. in English literature.” In this issue, they show some discrimination. In fact, it always happened to me that situation. When I am on duty, I was uncomfortable because some people think why I am working in a retail store and not to go to school instead. I always stick to my mind that it does not matter what my job is and realize to myself this is the beginning of my
It made sense to me. I never had a moment in time where I wanted to give up in an english class because it was hard. As those 2 Failures on my transcript indicate, that was not the case for me in math. With time to look over the outcome I realized I gave up. After I was out of school for around a month after my ACL surgery it was hard to catch up but It was not impossible.
It all seemed great, but was I ready or would I ever be ready to see people in their worst days? It took me a whole year in college to realize that firefighting was something I did not want to pursue. Desperately looking for a new major, I started to consider teaching, but purely for selfish reasons. However, somewhere during my second year of college, there was a significant spark that led me to want to pursue teaching for a different reason. In high school, sports were everything, maintaining a good GPA was crucial.
After a particularly exhausting string of 12-hour days at a plastics factory, I remember being shocked at how small my check seemed" Braaksma (2005). In addition to working sun up to sun down in adverse conditions, his friends don 't understand that at any moment those jobs could be gone, gone to outsourcing or just the fact that the market changes and manufacturers can no longer remain competitive. Attending college and working full time is a challenge in its own, getting to experience what it is like to work with other people who either lacked the resources to attend college or never got the chance to go, showed him what it would be like for him if he didn 't attend college and made him want to gain his degree that much more. In personal experience I have seen the same, working in the construction field all my life I knew I
I grew up in an environment where academics were not a priority on my list. My mom insisted that as long as I tried my best, nothing else mattered. Throughout middle school and the beginning of my high school years, I was convinced that my best was average. I was a C-student who spent most of his time in suspension, and I didn’t pay attention when I did go to class. However, my sophomore year led me to take a different perspective.
Now don’t get me wrong, I did have a good high school experience; however this isn’t about the good times I had. I want to tell you a story about something else. A real life lesson that I learned in school, something truly beneficial to my future. My senior year of high school taught me many things, however nothing compared to what I learned when I hit rock bottom that year. My second semester of school I decided that because I already knew where I was going to college I didn’t have to try as hard in school and work as hard for my grades as I had before.
In Steve Jobs’ famous Commencement Address, he inspires the graduating students of Stanford University by telling his life story as a way to empower them to follow their dreams. This brilliant man that everyone aspires to be never graduated college. Although what Jobs says in his address is motivating and captures life experiences, I believe this speech is not appropriate for this particular audience. How is dropping out of college a good thing? Steve Jobs said “After six months, I couldn’t see the value in it”, but six months really isn’t enough time to have it all figured out.
My mother tried to go to college at Ball State, but she barely finished a year before she decided it wasn’t for her. My father only did brief certification classes and/or tests; this was so he could get a better job or higher pay. Conventional college was not for him, in his words. I wasn’t sure if college was right for me because of my parents’ experiences. I was back to the “what do I want to be when I grow up?” thoughts, with no resolution in sight.
“If nothing had ever came in my path that tugged at my heart - I probably would have just pursued my own personal interests,” states Mitch Albom. In his novel, “Tuesdays with Morrie,” Mitch Albom shows the growth of his self-knowledge as he learns valuable life lessons from his former university professor. Throughout the story, Mitch undergoes a transformation where he feels regret and learns to forgive himself. Mitch’s commitment to work, causes him to not visit Morrie for sixteen years which Mitch later regrets. Furthermore, Mitch’s obsession with making money as well as work causes him to forget to spend time with his family; particularly his wife, Janine.
I thought to myself, I had to earn money, in order to buy a iPhone, but I told my parents thanks for the money. They told me “if you keeping doing what your doing, you will be getting allowances each month”. So I told myself, “Time to save up, I can do it”. I kept working so hard for the iPhone that I wanted and wasn't going to give up. Every morning, through Monday to Friday I went to school, I went to school but after when I got out from school, I had to