Six months of nonstop hiking, after all the ups and downs we’ve been through... Literally. Today is the day and I am as prepared as I will ever be. It’s just like a walk in the park, but only it’s 50 kilometres of crap weather and hellish hills. A 50 kilometre trek across unknown areas on an unknown path, if it could even be called a path, as it was marked by nothing but a measly piece of ribbon every few hundred metres.
We had to read over a story and write a three paragraph essay to summarize it all. Every student in the school waiting for the bell to hit two thirty so they could all go home and get ready for halloween. All kids were either going trick or treating or going to a haunted house. But me, not me I was going on a perfect mountain bike ride at dusk. It would be perfect i had been planning this ride for the past 3 months it had to be perfect!
My college buddy has been in Chino Hills for a couple of months before I called him up one night saying I was coming to see him on the weekend. He sounded enthusiastic about showing me around the city; after all, it has been years since I have met him last. Since we are both avid hikers, he suggested that we go hiking in the city's state park. I happily agreed, looking forward to some time away from the bustling city. On Saturday morning, I woke up at 7 am, excited about seeing Kevin.
From the moment, “If you miss the next week of band camp, someone else will be marching in your spot,” flew out of my band director’s mouth and slapped me across the face, all chances of having the best marching band season ever disappeared. Freshman year was ruined. At first, I had no thoughts, no expressions, or feelings. Then a melody of “whys?” tried to harmonize with clusters of reasons, begetting a dissonance of buzzing in my head, “Why was I being punished for going on a vacation with my family? Why is this happening to me?” The mental chaos came to an ease and there was finally resonance in my thoughts.
I spent all of my childhood summers splashing in the river, painting several pictures of trees, and being eaten by mosquitos at that camp. Aside from my wedding, I hold those memories most dear to me. Although the camp had given me feelings of nostalgia, I was on that hike to say goodbye. With my uncle’s passing, he left me the keys and the ownership of the cabin. As much as I hated the idea of selling it, I hated my job even more.
Rudy decided to quit and that is when the custodian stopped Rudy and gave him a pep talk about not walking away from your dreams. Rudy had spent so much time working hard so that he could just get into the school. When you have worked so hard and got so close to achieving your dream, it is really hard to watch your last opportunity fade away. But the custodian knew that giving up was never the right answer. About two years ago I was a recreational dancer and all I wanted was to go onto the competitive team.
Summer- August and Summer met on Auggie’s first day of school, as Summer sat with him at lunch due to her feelings of empathy towards him. She later realized that August is a “ nice” and “cool” kid, bringing her to sit with him because she wanted to, not because she felt sorry for him. Jack- Jack was one of three student’s who were asked to guide August through the tour of Beecher Prep. August and Jack immediately clicked throughout the tour, and were friends for majority of the year, but had a small falling out after Halloween, as August had overheard Jack say something vicious about him. Julian- Julian was one of the three students who were asked to guide August through the tour of Beecher Prep.
Just like every other day in the summer of going into my freshman year of high school, I was the one of the first on the court ready to play and the last to work on what I hadn’t done great on that day. Usually Abe, my friend and I guess basketball mentor at the time,
Finally, the snow quit falling. It had snowed for two days straight and now we had to go back to school. The plows had finished plowing, and they put all the snow in the recess area of the school. They formed two hills. When lunch came I asked my friends, we were in fifth grade, if they wanted to play on the big hill and they said sure.
Skylar Hargrove Ms. McCoy English 1 Period 6 20 August 2015 Personal Narrative Assignment A Night To Remember My day had begun normal. I remember I woke up, went to school and found myself with my friends that afternoon. My company was five of my closest pals; Kylie, Alex, Meredith, Lee, and my boyfriend Matthew. For most of the evening, we sat around telling horror stories and gossiping about classmates. Time passed quickly and soon, it was time to head home.
Intake Support Coordinator met at the home of Ms. LaShawn Moore for the intake transfer meeting. Tov was energetic as he was playing, interacting with his mother and eating a snack. Tov will celebrate his 5th birthday next month. He was in preschool briefly while the family lived in Hampton but due to Ms. Moore 's work schedule he now attends daycare. Tov and his mother completed the VIDES.
That was my first taste of leadership. Eventually, I started my Junior year and after two full years of giving up every free hour of my time, putting all my effort into what I love and enduring a six hour work day, I interviewed for the position of Scenic Artist. Five days later, the crew list was posted. “Sarah Nowak -- Scenic Artist”
Coming to Cal was great for me because it was the first time I had found a real LGBTQ community. Growing up I always moved schools so most of my friendships were fleeting and upon settling for high school the Gay Straight Alliance club was extremely small so coming to Cal provided a great sense of community and belonging. The summer before my first fall semester, I took a few classes to get a feel for the campus which ended up coinciding with Obergefell v. Hodges and SF gay pride which is where I made a lot of friends. Whether it is going for drinks in the Castro, dressing up for the Folsom street fair or going to social events at Oscar Wilde, Cal has provided an amazing sense of acceptance and a safe space. During the spring semester, I preformed
Mom was surprised but happy. She asked me who I wanted to ask from my class, and I said everyone in my homeroom plus Summer”. August wants to invite everyone so they don 't feel bad. A couple of weeks later, I asked Mom who was coming to my party, and she said: "Jack Will, Summer. Reid Kingsley.
Fourth of July After a long and treacherous walk up the rugged flesh of the hillside we finally were able to muster up the energy to get very top of the hill. The sun was peaking through the clouds which it was enveloped by leaving little strands of amber sunlight rays which scattered across the horizon. We had only 3 minutes left before the sun closed its eye, so we furiously set up our chairs in anticipation for our cousins who were idly waiting by at the base of the colossal hill. “They are not going to make it” dad groaned as he set up the last makeshift chair out of some blankets and rocks. “Of course they aren’t going to make it, they spent too much time on the beach” Hal mocked in a similar tone as she positioned herself into the comforts of the chair.