We wanted the campers to confidently say at the end of the week "I am NOT a robot!" "I will not do what others and the media tell me to do. I will do what pleases God instead" This was not an easy task at all, it took a whole lot of thought provoking experiences for the campers to transform themselves, even if it was just for the one week. We had some very emotional nights at times after chapel, but that was a big reason why the campers didn 't want to leave on the last day. They had built such a strong bond with us CILTs and counselors that they couldn 't stop talking about us on their long drives back
I was never interested in academics nor did I ever consider myself ever wanting to teach. In fact, I almost did not graduate high school. However, because I wanted to make my mother proud, and achieve my dream of becoming a firefighter I pushed myself to graduate high school. Saving someone’s life from a burning building, rescuing a teen from a car crash, or bringing a cat home to their owner after getting stuck on a tree. It all seemed great, but was I ready or would I ever be ready to see people in their worst days?
I dragged myself out of bed every morning at five thirty and worked out hard for two hours before going straight into mental focus at class. I spent what little free time I had learning and refining my soldier skills for Ranger Challenge. As the amount of light in the mornings dwindled, so did the number people vying for a spot on the team. Some quit and others got cut. However, I stuck with it.
I can still remember the first year I came – fifth grade, the homeroom teacher assigned each and every group a project, and mine was “Hurricane,” I had no idea what it was and I even thought it was someone’s name. When I got to middle school, I did not only learned what “Hurricane” means, I also found out what “GPA” was, which switched my focus towards study. During that period of time, I almost went to the library every week and I would finish an English book no more than two days. I no longer had any trouble of understanding the contexts of every subject and I find it easier to maintain my grades. At the end of middle school – eighth grade, I received my first certificate of academic excellence for top scholar, which is the award for students who have the perfect
For my individual community project, I volunteered at the MUST Ministries Donation Center located on Chastain Road in Kennesaw for ten hours. I did the first five hours on Saturday, October 24th and the other five hours on the next Saturday of the same month. Prior to arriving at the donation center, I received a PIN number to log in and out of the computer to identify when I started and ended my volunteer shift. On both days, I had the same experience and work to do. I had to wear gloves and go through the racks of clothes and make sure the articles of clothing were in the right section where they are suppose to belong.
I had always thought that Wooden’s statement was only inspire those who had lost, but through personal failures I have learned otherwise. When I joined FFA, in seventh grade, speaking events, such as Creed Speaking, amazed me; I wanted to compete in one and be one of those confident competitors. I tried out for the Creed Contest in eighth grade but did not qualify
I enrolled in college not knowing what exactly to expect and with many doubts but by taking that gigantic leap out of my comfort zone, my life has changed drastically. In high school, I was never the type of student to strive for A’s or to be on the honor roll. My siblings were the ones who did great in school with minimum effort but I struggled and often became discouraged.I remember vividly telling my mother I was going to drop out in the ninth grade. I thought I would be stuck at a warehouse job but now I have goals and dreams, all because I took one
for the first two years I always complained “It's so boring” and stuff like “don't force me to go again” but I got my stubbornness from my parents, so I kept going. It took a long time for me to stop complaining and realize that nothing is really “girly”. It wasn't until my fourth year that i realized it was something i really enjoyed. the dance shoppe has weekly hour long classes, usually just practicing, learning new steps, and combos and stuff. Then once it hits christmas break, we start to learn our dance.
In simpler terms, it is defined as the “the drive that is caused by motives that are external or environmental.” (Taftified, 2018). With the personal reflections, over the past couple weeks in which my partner and I were practicing our dance routine, I noticed that I was very discontent and unmotivated from the beginning of the first practical lesson. I was disinterested in making any progress until my partner, an external force, asked to dance. This could be since although I am not driven enough to put myself forward in situations where I do not feel the most comfortable with, especially when it comes to dance, once I have made the first move then I can continue to move forward with the
Most ninth graders do not want to draw attention to themselves at school. This is why I even surprised myself that my freshman year I ran for treasurer of Key Club. Being Treasurer would not only mean that I was in charge of the money, but also that I would have to stand in front of an auditorium full of students and talk to them about upcoming events and dates. Just a few years earlier, I never would have had the courage to do this. I have come so far from who I used to be and it is all because of performing.