My mom said how she would never donate anything because the way we come into the world is the way we go it. Her dad, my grandpa was diagnosed with Diabetes and was in dire need of a kidney. He went through dialyses, and he got through it, he was just waiting for his kidney match. Just to put it in perspective over one-hundred thousand people are waiting for an organ transplant in the U.S. alone. When my mom saw my grandpa get better and see how he recovered her whole mindset changed on donating your organs because she saw that you can give someone a second chance, that you can help someone’s family and you wouldn’t even know it.
Throughout my high school career, I was forced into many situations where I was challenged to connect with my peers and serve as a role model for future students. Whether it be my involvement in the school marching band, or helping students in community tutoring sessions, I have always made it my goal to better the people around me through my own efforts. Throughout my high school career, I have put forth my best effort to connect with my peers, transform individuals, and make a difference in my community. Joining the school marching band at the beginning of my freshman year of high school was one of the best decisions I have ever made. I’ve spent hundreds of hours working with my peers, building friendships while working toilsomely to perfect one show each year.
All these chapters in my life have made the person of who i am today. Of course it had it's up's and downs to get here and more up and downs to look forward in life. But boy do you learn so much of it just to get where you really want to be and show everyone how you become this person everyone doubted about. I’d like to start from what I remember when i was a young little girl who never knew had a half sister, I always thought I was an only child. Until I went to Mexico for vacations and I met her and my grandmas house, she was very beautiful and so different from by looks and personality.
Me living with my grandparents all my life changed me. My mom always bought things for me and came to visit. Her visiting was the worst tho because she never stayed for long. How I felt in school with everyone talking about how great they mom was, I had nothing to say because I didn't know her. My grandparents were my care takers, so when my mom came back home from the navy, it took me time to get to know her personally.
For example, I have been on varsity volleyball since my freshman year. This is my second season for highschool, and my team is overflowing with very talented players. I want to one day be a starter for my team, and I have to work as hard as I possibly can at every practice, and I even work outside of them too. At home, I am constantly outside practicing my passing form against the side of the house. I also run on the treadmill to make sure that I am keeping up with my endurance and keeping myself in the best shape I can be in.
I can say I have found myself and am very matured for my age. I see life differently and plan goals to define my own success, in a realistic manner I take charge of your own life and know what I want and what I have to do to get what I want. My experiences have made me a stronger person, I push myself to work harder and never give up. I have failed many times and through that, I have learned to deal with failure. I have learned that everything happens for a reason and it is a learning experience.
This is, I believe when two of my views surrounding poverty began to change. Before this, I believed that anyone on the street was scary and should be avoided. Yet this man was perfectly polite and always grateful for what we gave him. He was not scary and I did not feel threatened by him. He changed my perspective on those struggling to survive.
When someone is sad, it is seen as a bad thing; however, if we do not experience negative emotions, we will never be able to appreciate the happiness life brings. Overly positive emotions make us unaware to how we are affect others and how we are truly doing in life. In an article from TIME magazine, it states that “Happy people don't just accumulate fortune; they invent things— the lightbulb, the telegraph...” (Whitaker 26). Happy people do not become happy from nothing but positive emotions. In order to be happy, one must experience negative emotions to know what happiness even is.