All of my years of hard work to perfect my tumbling skills, strength, and flexibility felt as if they amounted to nothing. Not only did I feel like I failed my coaches, but I felt as though I failed my parents and everything they invested in me, including time and money. I truly was never going to be perfect. The summer
My entire senior year of high school, an eerie fog of anxiety lingered around myself because of the approaching new part of my life that I couldn’t quite anticipate as well as other events in my life. This chapter in my life that I almost dreaded because of the uncertainty, the path that was always envisioned for me, ironically, the only certain option for myself–attending college. I had my fears before I even applied to a school because I knew myself, I knew I wasn’t as independent as I let myself out to be, and I knew the chance of getting rejected by my first choice school was likely, a school where my friends were attending, where almost complete independence wouldn’t swallow me whole. As you might guess from my transfer application, the likely indeed happened. And so, the most difficult and independent
Many do not want to be in a shelter because they have been trying to make it on their own for a while and they still want to do that so having support for woman like that it still gives them resources to do what is best for them. A shelter is not enough because it does not give the person, in this case the abused woman freedom to take control of their own lives. They are already seeking help from being controlled and abused and if they are told “THIS IS THE ONLY WAY” they may not want to seek help because they are already abused by being controlled. Offering a variety of solutions lets them decide how they will overcome their
I was tired of getting judged for rumors that people make up! Hardly any of the people that wanted to get closer to hardly even talked to me and when they did they only bullied me. That was not the only way that I could talk to them though! The only other way that I could think of doing to get closer to them would be to join a sports team. I thought about this for a while, but I did not know what sport to join.
An important discourse community that was a part of my life was my volleyball team during my four years of high school. I started playing my first year going into high school and continued until I graduated. Until now I wasn’t even aware that would even be considered a discourse community, but it fits all of the qualifications of Swales’ definition of a discourse community. Goals As a sports team, we obviously have goals; our main reason being to win against our opponents. The entire reason a team is put together and participating in practice almost every day is going towards our goal as a team to win games.
It is through this knowledge that I have learned to overcome discrimination and the uncertainty of living in the shadows. I experience rejection and discrimination throughout the formative years when my character was being built, but that allowed me to become the person I am today. No more than a year ago, I thought all my hard work was in vain. My visa was about to expire and immigration denied me a renewal of my student visa due to my family’s low income level. Without any legal documentation stating I could be in this country, I was afraid I would not be able to continue my education or obtain a job in my desired field.
We covered new policies about respect and accountability to be certain that this year would run smoothly. Except nothing went as planned, when the season actually started, there students quitting at vital times with no respect for anyone. It was heartbreaking to
Because of my new situation of being alone for the first time in my life, I felt lost and looked for support from other people. I saw that moving to a friend’s place would satisfy me needs but it made my situation worse. Being a shy person, it was hard for me to approach and express my disagreements with my roommate, but this experience made me someone different about future situations as those. Nowadays if I need to express myself or need to say anything, I will say it. I still am me, but I am more open to deal with conflicts head on instead of accepting them.
Last year, my junior year, was exciting for me because back then I knew that I was literally one year away from being a senior, but I also faced some very difficult challenges. One of the biggest challenges that I had faced last year was being kicked out of my first high school, Villa Angela- St. Joseph, for reasons that I feft were not as serious as the things other people were doing, but in reality, it was not about anyone else, it was about me. I was in trouble. I had to accept and own up to the responsibility and consequences of my actions. Although I had some pretty hard setbacks, I did have great times as well.
I thought people were just going to be saying look at the new student. I really don’t like change at all and it takes me time to get used to it all. I thought no one was going to talk to me but I learned that I should think in a more positive way. After all, I did make some new friends. I don’t know but I am always really shy at first.