Shawn Johnson has had many influences in her life to make her who she is her family has always been there for her, gymnastics was like her second home, and education was a top priority. Shawn Johnson has had many influences in her life to make her who she is her family has always been there for her, gymnastics was like her second home, and education was a top
I wanted to move on like nothing had happened but I knew deep in my heart that I was not prepared for my senior year. For a good time after the decision to repeat my junior year, I looked at it as a failure. I hold myself to high standards and I could I not believe that I would have this “blemish” on my record. I was angry at myself for even being depressed in the first place and I felt like I had failed the basic requirements of being a human being. I held this sentiment for a long time and what helped me changed my mentality was seeing myself successful and happy at
This really made me feel down, as just the year before, I was the 2nd overall chair in my class. For a few weeks, my confidence really wavered; However, with the encouragement of some upperclassmen, I eventually decided to move on to the next thing. All-Region, the real deal was only a month away. By using my failure as motivation, I discovered a work-ethic I never knew I had, practicing more than I had before. Every day, I would get back home and the first thing that was on my mind was practicing the trombone.
In the mist of one of my games I was unknowingly struck with a concussion but continued to play the game. Two months had gone by before I was able to fully return to school. Overwhelmed with all the material I had missed, I simply struggled in returning. Test, quizzes, and homework from various classes began to conquer my confidence in a successful year. I soon accepted the false thoughts that consumed my determination, I had given up on the year not even half way through it.
One year living in America required lots of effort from my family. My parents cannot speak English, and they are almost sixty years old which make it even harder for them to find a job in California. But they are still trying and doing everything they can to support me. Fortunately, American is so generous to give me an opportunity to have a great education even when I cannot afford it. Every day, I tell myself to try harder to have good grade in class to pay back for my parents’ effort, to say “Thank you” for America, and to take a valuable opportunity that I have in education.
I 've never struggled with school until this year. It seems like the homework kept piling as time kept slipping. All the years before I was a straight A student. This year I 've toppled from straight A’s, to high B’s, and even managed to get a C. I don 't know if it was just the letter C or the thought of having to get it up, but I was stressed. Anxiety was taking my focus away
Graduating High School 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.
Personal Narrative Seed Folks The thought of being 16 and pregnancy has always weight down on me growing up. I was scare of my family history trying my best not to repeat the life of my mother. In 2001 I was so happy I made it. I accomplish what no one in my family was able to accomplish.
My childhood was lost because of this, but since coming out a new world has opened. When I started my freshman year of high school I was quiet, extremely introverted, depressed, and always anxious. I didn’t how to make friends, I had no friends, and I was at a new school. My world was turned upside down, but for the first time in my life, I could be who I wanted to be, which was myself. I didn’t want to trapped inside myself anymore and didn’t want to be afraid of what the world could do to me.
There are many core beliefs, however I have found one more profound than others. This belief has carried me through some of the most challenging times throughout my career and schooling. I believe failure is not an option, the only option is to try harder, do better, to guarantee a better future. During my first year in community college, I came across the absolute hardest decision of my life, I chose to become a mom at 19 years old.
Growing up, nothing had inspired me more than having my mother dress me up nicely every day to go to school. In the meantime, I did not comprehend the importance of going to school, until I left middle school and started in high school. Besides that, my modest childhood, my success in high school opened my eyes, and my graduation from high school inspired me to start college. First, my modest childhood inspired me to start college.
Going away to college for the first time, I would say will have to be the most memorable aspect of my life as a student. The thought of just going away excited me and scared me at the same time. Going away excited me because I was finally going somewhere that I know would lead me further in my life. I knew that I was on the road to success. The thought that scared me was that I was finally going to be on my own as an adult, which meant more responsibility for me.