I started my first year of college with my life planned out. I had a ridiculous notion that everything was going to be a piece of cake. I was going to join different clubs, do lots of research, make the dean’s list, make my parents proud and attend as many parties as I could. However, now when I look back, I realized that I was too comfortable in my life. I thought I was ready to overcome every obstacle that was thrust upon me but I was sadly mistaken. College was a culture shock. I concluded that college is an entirely different universe, then high school. My GPA dropped for the first time in my life from a 3.7 in high school to a 2.8. The decline in my GPA made me realize that my journey to becoming a doctor is not always going to be easy. It made me hunger to go to medical school even more, to overcome the academic and emotional hurdles, and has made every little accomplishment even sweeter.
“ I know it seems hard sometimes but remember one thing. Through every dark night, theres a bright day after that, So no matter how hard it gets, stick your chest out keep your head up and handle it” Words of Tupac Shakur. I’m 19 years old and my life has been a roller coaster. Ive had some good times but mostly bad times. 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.
I graduated back in 2013 from a pretty decent school district. During high school I wasn’t an A student or a B student, I just did what I needed in order to pass. Once I got to my junior of high school I started taking things more seriously, I started making A’s and B’s. Once my senior year started the pressure was on. Everyone asking “what college are you thinking about attending?” “What do you want to do?” I didn’t have the answers to those questions, I thought about it a lot, but I Just didn’t have the answers. Now being 20 years old at my third community college, I finally have the answers to those questions. Why am I at my third community college? Simple I didn’t know what I wanted to do, but I had to go to college, I didn’t have a choice
High school has impacted my life in so many ways. High School taught me so many things, from personal relationships to creating a relationship with my education. As a freshman, I made a huge amount of mistakes and I regret doing foolish things, but I’ve realized, I was only maturing into the young adult I am today. Freshman year, I was out of focus and I was only trying to find myself. I would also prioritize other things and ignore my parent’s advice, where they would tell me to focus in school and give it my full attention. It took me about 2 years to find myself and know where I belonged. My behavior has improved, I know how and when to approach people. I’m also more involved with my education and I make goals for myself. I’m done having
For the piece of literature that has most affected me and my education, I chose the song Tiny Glowing Screens, Part 2 by George Watsky. In it, he contemplates the objectivity and subjectivity of life, as well as many other issues within himself. I chose this piece because it made me realize that even if we don 't mean much to the world, it 's okay to think that your life is important, and thinking this is the key to success.
There are people in this world who always seem to strive for perfection. A perfectionist is basically a person who who has extremely high standards, a person who believes that there is no room for mistakes, that everything must be flawless. So anything that is less than perfect is absolutely unacceptable.
At that point, in my mind I found it so funny that these people where following me, someone so unsure and afraid to make an improper step. This made me realize that the people around me do not know the insecurities and unsure thoughts that pass through my mind. And even if I did mess up, what does it matter? When examine how being afraid of misstepping has effected me, its clear that it apples to way more than my biking habits. It applies to my art, my classes, when I talk to people, etc. I hold myself back from doing things I want to try or, in this case, something legitimately like to do because I am afraid. The realization this characteristic in myself has led to personal examination of how it affects my day-to-day life. Now, months after I discovered a new path by diverging from the old one, I have started to transition from my old routine and I’m working on trying not to restrict myself because of my insecurities of messing
This past week I attended my field hockey senior night ceremony. I can honestly say I didn't know whether to be happy or sad. After 4 long years, I finally got to stand in line with my fellow seniors on the team to run under the field hockey stick bridge. Seeing the entire field decorated was heart warming. Tears of joy streamed down my face as my name was called. The time I had been waiting for had arrived and I was the happiest I could ever be, but this had meant that my final season of high school field hockey was coming to an end.
Senior year is one of the hardest years a student will ever have. Not because the class are hard or the teachers are mean, but because this is the year where we must choose our career pathway. Whether that would be going to college or going to work right out of high school. Figuring out what I want my career to be has been the hardest choice I’ve ever had to make. There are so many options to choose from for what is right for me. I’ve always been interested in the medical field, but taking care of people is not something I want to do. I have a huge passion for working with animals. Animals have been in my life ever since I can remember. This is why I have made my decision on becoming a veterinary technician.
A day I will never forget was the day that I graduated high school. All the emotions were overwhelming and hard to handle sometimes. It was hard to accept that one of the biggest chapters in my life was about to be over and I was about to start an even bigger one. Just the thought of not knowing what I was supposed to do with the rest of my life made the last little bit of my senior year, very stressful. I then found out that not knowing and being undecided was perfectly okay and I was ready to begin my freshman year at Saint Petersburg College.
Working in research, I had to work on projects that took months to complete. A few times, I came to the end of a 3 or 4 month long project only to realize it was a failure. This failure would sometimes be due to bad chemicals, but more than not it was due to a mistake I had made months before. Dealing with the disappointments and self-loathing was something I didn’t expect to have to face. Yet these failures became an asset when they taught me how to reinforce my work with self-check steps and caution, but most importantly with the ability to learn and grow from a set back. I have learned to not fear failure, but instead see them as opportunities to move forward in a better-developed manner that I would not have been able to do
High school is a crazy place for most because everyone is not going to be popular, very athletic, or the smartest person in the classroom. Also regardless of how it looks outside looking in everyone will have a hard time in high school whether it 's an athlete trying to keep his or her grades up so they can play in the next game. Also, if it 's one of the smarter non athletic kids not making one of the sports teams because lack of athletic ability and the coach has his or her picks.
There is a “relationship found in rigorous high school course-load and success in postsecondary education” when the last year of high school is taken seriously to prepare for the future (Bailey et al. 9). Senior year is filled with many joys that students wait years for, but senior year also needs to prepare the students for life after high school. As students have worked diligently and have been fully committed, it is rewarding to finally make it to the special senior year. Seniors look forward to the football games, class seniority, prom, more freedom, and countless other activities. However fun it might be, the last year of high school is not fully preparing students for college or a career. The “traditional” senior year should be modified to fully equip and prepare high school seniors for the work force and higher level education. The best manner in which to accomplish this goal is to provide more dual classes, have a wide range of electives to choose from, and give students the opportunity to leave school to go to work.
The past four years of my life hold both my highest of highs and my lowest of lows. High school can be a very awkward time period in a person’s life. Four years ago, I made the intimidating switch from St. Mary’s School to Algoma High School. There were certain aspects of high school which made me nervous, but academics was not one of them. I learned how to be a responsible student in my earlier years, and school had always come relatively easy to me. As high school went on, the workload grew, but I also grew, so I was perfectly capable of keeping up with the work. This type of growth came rather easy to me. It was important for me to have one thing I could be confident with through all of the drama and chaos in my life.
In life you’re going to make mistakes, but it’s up to you to learn from the mistakes that you made. Admitting your wrong doings can be a bit tough. Learning from mistakes can be a good or a bad thing. Putting yourself in situations where you have the self-confidence to own up to it can be a mistake you can learn from in a good way. Once you realize what you have done, you can avoid making the same mistakes again.