I had never thought that being accepted would actually happen, and I had a suspicion that the school was not real. A month later, I went to build furniture and receive a tour of the school. Just recently, I started getting into my routine of waking up early and having my week almost full of after-school activities. I find it strange and oddly renewing after going to bed at ten and waking up at nine every day. I don’t know what to expect at school this year, but I hope that it won’t have too much of an impact on me.
At 16 years old, I had no clue as to what career I would be heading into in the future and I was starting to get a bit worried. I was going to enter my junior year of high school and I needed to enter an alternative course on my course selection sheet, in case the AP Psychology would not have any room for me. I randomly selected Marketing Essentials, confidently thinking that I would definitely be in AP Psychology next year. Little did I know, AP Psychology was full of students and I ended up having Marketing Essentials on my schedule, a topic that I had no knowledge of. Each day I attended my Marketing class, I grew very fond of the subject of Business.
I was a science teacher in my country, so I tried to find a job in the educational field, but there were a lot of requirements to get a job as a teacher. I started to apply for many different jobs everywhere, no matter what is it because I need this job. Finally, I got an interview, which was tough for me, but I got the job. On the first day of training, I thought that I couldn’t do this job, it 's not my career. On the other hand, my responsibilities forced me to get work so I accepted it.
Everyday after school, I’d quickly finish my homework so I move on to this “fun” stuff. Now you may be surprised how eager a 12 year old was to program while his friends were outside playing. You see, I didn’t want to learn how to make this web crawler, I just wanted to make one or “download” one in a way. That was the reason I gave up on it 3 weeks into the course when things started getting more complex. I grew this fear of programming that it was not for me.
The role I am playing in the Annotated Bibliography Project is a timeline coordinator, who is responsible for monitor the whole progress of the project to make sure that we would complete every part before due dates. We should be supposed to submit Memo one by Friday class time last week. However, since I did not read the instruction carefully, I failed to remind my group members to finish this assignment on time. Fortunately, Professor Hemstrom extended the deadline for our work delayed due to my carelessness. Although this is an individual work instead of a group work, I am a time line coordinator and I have the responsibility to remind my group members.
During my elementary school time, I had learned that this world is full of competition and you have to act out in order to stand a chance. I was quite intelligent in my classes, especially on the subject of mathematics. While I thought nothing of it,as I was bullied for that reason, my teachers saw it differently. Then, during the 4th grade, my teacher, Mr.Green, had asked me if I would like to join the school’s math field day team. At first, I wasn’t so sure, but after a few days, I was now a part of my school’s math field day team, along my twin brother, Anthony.
Although I took history courses in middle school, the classes taught minimal information and caused dissatisfaction with the level of knowledge I was receiving. The AP World History course was my opportunity to learn and understand different cultures and religions, and it was an opportunity I was not going to let pass by. Despite the constant remark of the difficulty of the course and its workload, I was eager to get started. It was in the very first week that I realized I made the right choice by enrolling in the course. Learning about the beginnings of civilizations and up to the 20th century seemed like a tough challenge I was looking forward to.
Life’s as usual in my life until a date appeared on the calendar. March 9th: Track Team Tryouts. I thought about trying out for the team; and after a silent debate in my head featuring the pros and cons of being on the team, I decided to I’d run again this year. Although I knew I was capable of making the team , I also knew I had to get back in shape. “Let’s turn theses flabs into abdominis then.” I told myself.
I normally like when the course is changing from turn to turn, and the course today was just like that. I did the inspection run, and I realized that this is going to fit me perfectly. The week before this race had not really been as I hoped. I wanted to be prepared as well as I could for this race, but the strong wind the last week made everyone’s training except one canceled, and that training I struggled with pain in my knee. The Young Swedish Championships happened once a year, and this was my last year competing as a junior, so this was my last chance to make the podium in a Young Swedish Championship.
When I was given toys, I hardly played with them rather tried to dismantle it and try to know the mechanism running it. During school days, I have participated in many science exhibitions which further motivated me towards taking my knowledge and experience onto a higher and advanced level. With this desire and curiosity to understand machines and mechanisms, I chose to complete my graduation in Mechanical Engineering. In the first year of my graduation, the subject of workshop technology was offered which helped me to understand the basics of manufacturing. It involved study and working on machines like Lathe, Milling, Universal Grinding Machine, and other specific machinery.
Some people in elementary school knew they wanted to be doctors. Classmates of mine in middle school expressed their desires to become teachers. And yet for freshman year me, I had no idea what my future would hold—and I was terrified. I had done decently academically, managed to swim without drowning, and could muster a couple songs on the violin. But in a larger sense, it often felt like I was going through the motions, living another day just to do so.
High School is a turning point for everyone at our age, social dynamics and education continue to change as we advance into different fields of interest. I branched into a variety of clubs to get a feel for what I may have a passion for. Entering into the Art Society, Interact, Autistic Painters, National Honors Society, Multicultural Club, etc., I became most involved in DECA. DECA is a marketing club made to enhance communication, marketing, and professional ethics and skills. I attended the district competition every year and always moved forward into states, however, I never applied myself.
I began college as a freshman at Central Michigan University thinking I was going to become an elementary teacher. I knew I wanted to make an impact on peoples lives but after my first week of classes, I remember telling myself becoming a teacher is not how I wanted to do it. I went to my counselor and added a social work course to my schedule. I had finally found courses I enjoyed taking and academically excelled in. Which brings me to where I am now, pursuing my degree in social work.
I used to be so oblivious. I would attend school every day and criticize my surroundings, little did I know how much I actually had. Come junior year, I observed a flyer for a club called S.A.L.T. (Student-Athlete Leadership Team), it seemed interesting to me so I decided to fill out an application. During our first meeting at 6:45 in the morning, Coach Jones, the head of the club, explained, “I did not cut anyone since you will cut yourself, you will give up and you will not want to put the work in, so you will stop coming.
When my group turned the project in, and it was shown to the class my teacher rewrote the assignment according to what we did and used it as an example of great work when recruiting new people. As proud as I was in this project I knew I couldn’t stop there and continued to seek out opportunities to better myself and the environment around me. Some of the favorite things I have done include attending a cyber forensics seminar and obtaining an award in a coding event for best educational game. The reason I choose Embry-Riddle as opposed to