Through my lens I look at an individual as a person. Guided by my instincts and my desire to seek knowledge I walk a path of a hero. I will continue to put all my energy into breaking down barriers, uniting people together and hoping to find the good life. I was taught that your situations would never define you, but your decision will. My preferred lens describes me completely; I use my experience in life to make decision even those things that I know are unethical.
There is a common saying that there is no such thing as losing you can only win or learn from past events and obstacles we have faced throughout life. Life is a journey with everyday being and adventure, we face various obstacles in life that will either knock us down for good or we can learn from those mistakes or things we have faced and use those lessons, learn from them and apply them to continue on the journey of success. We face obstacles, trials, etc… everyday of our lives but that does not matter the only thing that matters is if we are taking the lessons learned from these obstacles and apply them to become fundamental for later success in life. Obstacles are part of our daily journey from small obstacles like running out of gas,
I can honestly say that I will continue to live authentically, as loudly and excitedly as I can. I need to eliminate certain people from my life and others I need to re-spark a relationship with. I will continue to create opportunities for myself and create experiences to learn
I know that other people will have more experience than me in certain aspects but everyone at washburn is there to succeed. The way i accomplish goals are different for me, once i start to self doubt and realize i might not achieve it, i take in mind all the alternatives to still have a chance.One alternative is seeing the “why not 's”.Finding them is easy , but actually solving the problem is where it gets difficult but not impossible.If and only if i find a “why not” that i cannot solve then i
My dad on the other hand wants me to be the best. He is always trying to make me do things that I do not particularly want to do. I know he is trying to open me up to knew interests and such, but most of it is to look good. He always gets mad and says I am screwing my life over when I deny trying these new experiences. Now I am not just writing all this just to bash my parents; I am writing all of this to explain how I approach life.
I structure my life in such a way that I can always be prepared for future outcomes. I follow a strict schedule and I like to avoid doing things where I am unsure about the outcome. However, I do realize there certain benefits to acting in more uncertain situations, so I have taken measures to change myself. In fact, going on BRIC was one of such actions – I have never left the USA after moving there, so I have no experience being in a completely foreign place (after growing). The old version of myself would never think of going abroad, but I have pushed myself in order to experience things in situations I would be uncertain
Epiphanies are valuable for provide new insight into life however, as Thoreau explains in the final chapter, without action and risk to change, you will never truly be happy nor will you be fulfilled. I found this to be true this semester as I navigate through the multitude of ways I identify myself and the ability to express each of them in everyday life. To live honestly, it is necessary that I express all these identities and dare to be different. Though this epiphany came to me later in my life and has been a struggle to fully comprehend, it has changed the way I feel internally. I am more confident, kinder to myself and suddenly hyperaware of the issues facing the LGBTQ
Using my family's love and the promise of a new start as a guide, I was able to fight my way out of adversity grasp. And when I took a step back, it shocked me how much my hardship had influenced me, and distorted my view of Stirling. I love it here, and will never let adversity play with my mind again. The best way to keep adversity from controlling us is to not let it in in the first place. However, as that is nearly impossible, we must start to put up wall that protect us from it, and to always seek to keep the light and happiness the world can bring close to our hearts.
When I get my mind on some worrisome possibility, I tend to latch on, not letting go, ignoring common logic and reason, until I have received definitive evidence to debunk my concern. Throughout my life, my anxiety disorder has been a burden on my mental state and happiness, yet at the same time a blessing upon my focus and academic achievement. I’ve worked hard, and continue to work hard, to manage my anxiety and live a happier life
There are some points in life when I’ve felt that I would never conquer a problem. From trying to learn to walk, to making big decisions that would affect the outcome of life. There are always complications and doubts that block our path. What job am I to choose? What university do I apply for?
The way I see it is there is always work to be done, just because I might of reached the goals I’m aiming for, doesn’t mean that’s all for me to do, someone else is working for the same goals as me. My main goal is to not let myself down, to not look back and think what more I could of done to make myself better, whether that 's waking up earlier, staying later at practice, taking a couple extra reps just to put myself right over the edge of average. Anyone can be average and live with it, but nobody remembers average, I want people to
My interest in a counseling related profession and helping others spawned as a result of a lifetime of learning and curiosity; namely, mindfully molding my thoughts, actions, and habits into a perpetual pattern of unconscious and unpremeditated altruistic behavior. Furthermore, I have always aspired to determine the roots of all my emotions and master the behaviors of a trustworthy, loyal, courteous, and kind individual. Every day should begin with the thought, “What can I, as an individual or collaboratively with others, accomplish to relieve part of the shared and total human suffering of this world?” If such a mantra was revered by the collective consciousness of the human race, misery and suffering would be sharply reduced, if not eliminated
My Declaration of Independence When in the course of human events, it becomes necessary to completely abolish my doubt. I will not let the pressure consumed by doubt suppress me from living my life.Doubt has already altered my life so much but I will not give in anymore. I hold these truths to be self-evident that as a person my life should not be delayed because the doubt adapted by me and the people around me.I should have the opportunity to try something without people around me doubting me and even my own mind doubting me. To prove this, let facts be submitted to a candid world... Doubt causes me to second guess myself It holds me back from living my life It causes me to pass up great opportunities As a person it makes me
In life you are going to be constantly challenged by things whether you want to be or not, but what is important is how you handle yourself in the face of those challenges. Do you shy away and let the challenges beat you or do you take them on, thoroughly accomplish them, and become a better person because of the trial that you endured? These are the experiences in life that mean the most to me. People in my life challenged me and presented me opportunities because they knew I could handle it and that it would help to shape me. Others may need the same push in recognizing the challenges that will help them and the encouragement to take part in them.
That is my plan, leadership is in my future but for now my best bet is to continue to learn. This experience has been a positive one for me. Learning how to become an effective leaders encompasses a lot more than I originally thought. To be great leader one needs vision, drive, tenacity, understanding, negotiating skills, and the integrity to not let their head get to big. Barb has taught me all of these things and so much more.