I never really took school seriously, I never even dreamt of being a college student, I wasn’t motivated. That was until, I saw that my parents were struggling financially and then filed for a divorce. Every time things got hard, both my mom and dad would tell me to “Focus, take school serious so that you can be successful and help us in the future”. Those words were my call to adventure. That was my motivation, that made me graduate high school and enroll myself at College of Saint Elizabeth.
The thought of wasting the last two weeks of my summer before ninth grade for band camp was a real bummer. Although I met some of the best people there and it truly changed my life, it did not seem the best waking up at seven o’clock every morning. Getting my schedule in the middle of band camp was not the best because I immediately wanted to go into the school and route my classes, but marching up and down a grassy field was stopping me. I remember getting sick to my stomach when I went home and looked at my schedule before the first time because it was just then hitting me that I was going to be a freshman at Sherando High School. Ninth grade was by far one of my best years.
Upon my return, I expected to resume going to the school’s campus and only be half online. This wasn’t what happened, however. “We live too far away now. I can’t drive you so far every day.” My mom had said when I asked her about my returning to school. This created a great rift between me and the people that had been my friends.
“It’s all about putting yourself in a man-meeting situation where you can⎯⎯” “Mama,” “I say, just wanting to end this conversation,” “would it really be so terrible if I never met a husband?” “ Don’t. Don’t say that, Eugenia. Why, every week I see another man in town over six feet and I think, If Eugenia would just try…” (Stockett 66) Skeeter goes against her mother’s wishes and society’s expectations to get married in college, even when everybody is pressuring her to go out on dates and eventually get married. Skeeter does not get married and she actually finishes college, which is very rare and something that white women don’t do in Jackson, Mississippi. She isn’t like her friends that dropped out of college to get married, even though that’s what her mother wanted her to do.
Imagine getting used to waking up at 7:30 in the morning for school and ruining your future schedules all because your school decided to make school starting time later. Imagine in the future, you are late for every early meeting or late for work everyday and eventually getting fired. I say no to this. Schools should not bring back the starting time because of transportation, part-time jobs, and after school activities. To start, schools shouldn’t bring back the starting time because of the transportation and its cost.
Living their home country just so my siblings and I could get a better education and better life. As we all know, life in America is not that easy when you are newbies. As an 11 years old kid, I wouldn't know what to do or how to help my parents when they are going through a tough time. All I do was go to school, come home, and do some reading. Besides, school wasn't that easy for me because I didn't know English and I couldn't communicate with the people around me nor the teachers.
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Throughout my life, in moving around from state to state, I 've come to the realization that it has negatively impacted my social life more than I would have assumed. Moving around continuously while still in grade school, promisingly makes it suck to have no choice but to be the new kid every year. Going from school to school has gradually made me socially awkward/picky in making friends because, I become hesitant in making friendships that just may only last for a year rather than it be long-lasting. Consequently, I’ve always thought to myself that I would never gain a lifelong friend that I’d grow to visit often and have a great relationship with after graduating. Though I thought that way often, in my junior year of high school, I seemed
But next time I will be sure not to do the same thing because I will learn from the mistake, so I guess it's good that I messed up. “Wow great job! See I knew you wouldn't do bad!” “You're right, Lizzy. And I'm kinda glad that messed up, because I can learn from my mistake and I won't don't it next time. It's almost like...trying your best is better than being perfect!” I told her.
I did well academically while I studied there, but social pressures are a big deal, especially at my age. Walking around school knowing that my previous friend was telling people that “I was a terrible person” and that I “didn’t deserve friends,” was unquestionably difficult for me to focus in class. I was extremely close to feeling like I was less that a human, more of a nobody that didn’t matter. It’s the next school year, I’m in the 10th grade now, and I am not as depressed as I was. I have friends that I trust and they support me.
I have a lot of adolescent memories but this one I will always remember. After my freshman year at Faulkner state university I moved back home to stay back with my mom and I attended Bishop State Community College. During that time I didn’t have my own transportation so therefore I had to use my mothers’ car to get to and from school. One day I was running late and not to mention I was not that good of a driver two years ago. I pulled up at school and there wasn’t anywhere to park.
I would not be able to graduate with my friends and never go to school with them ever again. Right now, my GMS friends are in high school telling me they missed me so much. They told me: “School’s so boring without you!” After reading this, I had no other choice but to visit them. During winter break, my family and I went to Greensboro, North Carolina to visit my friends. When I told Amarya and my other pals that I was in NC, they were so excited to meet me.
My grades and behavior were the main reasons I was on the border of not graduating. I was so focused on others that I never realized I let myself go. Graduating eighth grade helped prove to myself that I was not a failure and every step I took was only closer to being successful. Graduation year came faster than ever, I started to lose my outstanding grades and started to feel satisfied with low percentages as long as I was passing. It was my last year and all I wanted to do was have fun.
The easiest place in the world to be learn to be an Engineer and surround myself with extraordinary people. I 'm not the same person I used to be, as a result of of life lessons I now understand the reason for higher education at least by my standards. They 're all off in Oklahoma just to work to “make ends meet” and just spoiling their lives away, I desire more for my life. I 'm at the math lab a couple nights a week taking part in group activities and spending time with helping others at my college. I would like someday to organize a program that allows Veterans to go to school for free and their only worry is that of a student.
Without a degree there was no way of finding or having a good steady job. I just finish a semester and spring came around. At that point in my life I felt that college was repetitive and getting me nowhere in life, I was always asking my parents for money and a car to drive around so I could go out with friends. I had no desire to join the Army until I get a call from an active duty Army recruiter, he then began to explain benefits, education, traveling, etc and eventually scheduled an appointment. I told my parents about me possibly joining the Army and they were shocked, because of the war going on in Iraq and Afghanistan.