When I started high school I felt like I did not belong here. High school was very different from my middle school. Some of my teachers tried to tell me how high school was going to be like for all of us in the moment I believed them but the only advice I valued was my older brothers. “No one is really going to help you or give you direction. In fact, the odds are against you.” -robert greene I picked this quote because teachers are not going to going to hold you hand throughout high school.
I feel as though I have changed a lot throughout my high school career so far. I have made new friends, drifted away from others, modified the career path I want to go on, and most importantly I have become closer to myself and have started to do things I feel are best for me. So much has changed in just half of my career at this school and I am very excited to see where the next two years take me. I can’t even imagine where else I will go in life but I will try my best to make it great. I have many amazing people in my life that push me to do what they know I can and want me to do what makes me happy.
Through high school my grades weren’t the best. I enjoyed challenging classes, but they were a lot of work. Between the work load and problems at home, I didn’t keep up well. By spring of my senior year I realized my hopes of leaving the small town I lived in weren’t going to happen. A friend who worked at the local community college contacted me about attending classes in the fall.
I had been homeschooled my entire school career, but after a lot of failing tests and crying, my mom decided it would be best if I tried public school. I was not into the idea at all. I thought that those public school kids would destroy me, they knew so much more than I did, (Not true) and had so much more social experience (Also not true). I had been going to church activities for my entire life, and my parents made it a point to sign me up for weekend painting camps, and classes at the rec center. Yet it was nothing compared to the 6+ hours these kids have been at school every day.
I am so thankful for my friends and family that supported me during this time. Without them I don’t think I would’ve have been able to stay so positive. When I finally returned to school, I had a hard time because I was still in a body cast, and was in a wheelchair. I was the only student at my school that had a wheelchair, and back then the school wasn’t completely ADA accessible. Everyone would look at me because I was in a wheelchair, and I hated that they looked and treated me differently because of that.
Now I’m doing something completely different from all three of the previous years. I’m preparing myself to raise a child. High school changed everything in my life. I one was good at math, I never had so many teachers leave at one time, my taste in friends was proven to be a typical high school experience, and my free time changed. After Senior year I’m not looking forward to adult for the rest of my
The problems weren’t anything serious but there was always some sort of tension between us was what it felt like. For example I would always get on this teacher’s nerves and make them angry and I would feel like because of that sometimes the teacher would single me out for things that I felt I didn’t need to be singled out o. In the end I decided that the best thing I could do for myself and my teacher was just put the past behind me and start trying to do my best and just get over the past because school was more important than what the teacher thought of
Life is not perfect. Your decisions and your actions show who you are. I came to the United States when I was 3. It was hard adjusting to the fast life but eventually I got used to it. I really liked school had very few friends and some friendly teachers but when I got home I used get homework and never liked doing it, had complaints from teachers, a lot of parent-teacher meetings, many arguments with my parents and I still couldn 't correct it.
I am the first in my family to go to college and with that being said, I have always felt the pressure to be the best role model and example for my younger sisters. Growing up, my parents have always been really strict on me, more than they have been with my younger sisters. I never really understood why, until now two months after my fathers’ death. My fathers’ dream was always to see his three daughters graduate with a college degree. Both of my parents, especially my father always expressed to me the importance my education, for my future.
When I was a young child I believed that going to college was going to be the best thing that ever happened to me. I used to watch movies, and TV shows about college and I wanted to be like those students. Living on my own, going to parties, and having a multitude of friends was on my bucket list for college when I was in middle school. The first day of college is shown to be the best day of a student’s life; yet, my first day of college was filled with tears, stress, and regret. The night before I left for college my family helped me pack so I can start my new life on campus.