It all seemed great, but was I ready or would I ever be ready to see people in their worst days? It took me a whole year in college to realize that firefighting was something I did not want to pursue. Desperately looking for a new major, I started to consider teaching, but purely for selfish reasons. However, somewhere during my second year of college, there was a significant spark that led me to want to pursue teaching for a different reason. In high school, sports were everything, maintaining a good GPA was crucial.
I've been looking forward to coming to this beauty for the past 3 months ever since my mom had finally agreed to let me go. Although she didn't want me to go alone no one else would go with me so she bought me one round trip ticket to a small Alaskan town, with a connecting flight to Lake Clark. I thought that my high expectations may be lowered as soon as I got there, but I was wrong. I could only see some of the 4 million acre park and the little that I could see had already taken me aback with it's beauty. I could see the Sitka Spruce and hoped
One warm august night my sister Ellie and I watched the film Into the Wild. The story of Chris McCandless reconnecting with nature and going out on his own was profound to me. My mom was an avid hiker when she was younger and even climbed Mount Olympus, but as she’s gotten older and kids and life have taken over hiking hasn’t been much of priority. After the movie ended I told her I wanted to go on a short backpacking trip by myself before I had to go back to school and immediately my ten year old sister wanted to come with me. I agreed and we spent the next twenty four hours planning, packing and figuring out exactly where we were going.
Sometimes all it takes is a single person or event to change your entire outlook on life. The results may have a positive or negative effect and may influence certain aspects of life, including your attitude. For me, that life altering experience was the Colorado Leadership Retreat in the summer after sophomore year. Going into the trip, I could have never imagined how much my life would be changed by a single week in the mountains. This experience largely impacted my life, and made me into who I am today.
When I first applied for college at YVCC my goal was to get a certificate as a medical assistant. But after attending two-quarter I talk to my advisor and we decide to change my goal and instead of just receiving a certificate I decided to take a step further and go the whole way. Therefore, my goal is to achieve my associate of applied science as a medical assistant. I have always had obstacles in my life since I was in high school, but I have always found the way out. To be honest, I never thought I would be able to graduate from high school or even get accepted to college, but after so many years I am achieving everything that I thought of as impossible.
High school? It was one of the best four years a teenager could have experience as a human on earth. On my first day of freshman year I had no idea what high school would have for me. As the years progressed throughout high school many army recruiters tried to convince me to join the service as soon as my graduation was over. The ability to join and protect our country is very honorable but the fear of going to war and having the possible chance of dying is not a great career path to follow.
Around June 2009 when I finished High School, I had no clue as to what I wanted to pursue next in my life. College was something that I never even thought about doing. In school, I would do what I had to do to get by, and that was it. Teachers liked me because I’m a friendly guy (and not to mention I had 5 other siblings attend the same school). After graduation I decided it was time for me to start doing something productive with my life, so I decided to get a job at a Dollar Tree.
Spending countless hours every week on something might make someone tired, but luckily, this is not the case for me. Since joining the Monacan Band, my life has in one way or another revolved around the band. Four years ago I would have never thought about applying for a leadership position. The idea of having a leadership position seemed scary and different. However, having past members exemplify leadership skills and Ms. Ryan’s guidance, I was lucky to learn from them and used those skills as I served as a section leader for two years.
I had come back from travel in Yosemite National Park. Few weeks ago, one of my classmates, Michael, suggested to travel with him and his girl friend during the spring break. At that time, I did not have any plan for the spring break, and I wanted to travel with foreign friends. Thus, I decided to travel with him. After one week, Rodolfo decided to join us with his wife.
Im at a point in life where I want to start fresh and better my life.. What i learned the past two years in college not to stay in the past, learn who i am as a person, and becoming a man. Coming into college I would always bring up my past in high school whether it was good or bad. When ever someone made a comment to me or asked me about something i would always refer back to high school. In the beginning of football season my freshmen year Coach asked “If i was ready for the season? ” I responded “of