Personal Narrative: To Kill A Mockingbird, By Harper Lee

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I have had the honor of dedicating much of my time and devotion to the many volunteer opportunities in a variety of venues. Working for the local soup kitchen as a cook and server for 3 years, can definitely humble a person. Setting up and assisting in the churches, Festivals and fundraisers as well as their school nursery program. Working in the capacity of repairing and cleaning forest trails in Central New York State Parks and Warren Island, Maine. Of course, my time spent being a Boy Scout for several years, only just touched on the experience I would later bear. Realizing one 's attributes is a challenging task. Still feeling the sting of my parents ' recent divorce, and trying not to lose focus on my academics, I had no idea a late…show more content…
Outward Bound, Wheeler Bay, Maine; on a small 30 ' boat with 10-14 people and the rawest of materials, clothing I 've never worn or knew how to use, spending 22 days with total strangers, stranded on what seemed a dingy of a boat and not worthy of the mighty, vast ocean. Staring up at the stars that first night, I remember thinking, what have I gotten myself into? I had no idea, the challenges I would endure, the strength I would find from within, and the very real conversation I would have with myself, my dad, and the stars above, on my 3 day solo camp-out; which challenged my focus and made my life clearer than I had ever seen before. Through my OB course, my leadership qualities showed through my ability to be selfless, firm, fair, and have a positive attitude. Every once in a while-often when we least expect it-we encounter someone more courageous someone who chose to strive for that which (to us) seemed unrealistic, unsustainable, even elusive. And we marvel. We swoon. We gape. Often, we are in awe. I think we look at these people as lucky, when in fact luck has nothing to do with it. It is really all about the strength of their imagination; it is about how they constructed the possibilities for their life. In short, they didn 't determine what was impossible before it was even possible. Debbie
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