It didn’t hurt my physical being but it really smashed my pride. I have never ever been treated like a dog. Mr. Lyall knew how much I hate being treated like a wild animal so he was cautious with his punishments but she went way over the line.
“Sexual assault” was a phrase I had never heard of as a 7 year old. Sure I had heard of rape and the big S-word, but never had my ears been exposed to the word until the summer of 2005.
Making decisions in life is like growing a flower. Each and every day it may seem like nothing has changed, but later in the future, every choice one makes will lead to a blooming future. Some decision results little to no effect, while others, leave collateral damage affecting one’s life forever and those around them. Many ordinary decisions can end in regret; on the other hand, constructing a right decision can also leave great memories. The book I Am A Seal Team Six Warrior by Stephen Templin clearly interprets Howard E. Wasdin’s extraordinary life of becoming a soldier who protects the country he loves. Every single resolution causes different outcomes, and this book shows that sometimes ordinary decisions can lead to an extraordinary life.
When holding a Haitian flag, I experience one of the greatest feelings to ever exist. A rush of pride and happiness starts to invade my body. To see that red and blue in the sky, attached to a car or just in the hands of somebody else just places so much joy in my heart. As many times, I’ve encountered a Haitian flag the experience never gets old.
This specific event, little did I know would a play a crucial part on my life, as a result of what was all a lie. Growing up in middle school much like young boys I was very curious and eager to grow up a little to fast for my age. I had always been around the opposite sex as a kid and I always knew that I liked girls. Unfortunately for me this curiosity in my young age would soon my a problem for me after a harmless dare to touch an older girls butt at my school turned into an even bigger deal that I could have hoped for. As you could probably imagine my immatureness in a gesture of comedy did not go over so easily with the girl that I essentially assaulted. Although my intentions were harmless, I disrespected that girl and as a result of her clearly being pissed off with me, she told the principal on
December 12th, 1997 was the day I was born, in South Suburban Hospital located in Hazel Crest Illinois. After I was delivered, my family and I moved to Whitewater, Wisconsin, there is when my life took a toll. Living in Whitewater, Wisconsin was a positive and negative experience. I lived there until the age of 12 and then we moved to Chicago, Illinois. Coming from a small town and transitioning into a huge city was such a meaningful process that plays a big part in my story.
“Why can’t we get into our freaking offense!?” This is all I really remember from Coach McKendrick at halftime last year against Niles North in what was a tough night for our basketball team. Prior to this, we beat New Trier at home and then went on the road and beat the pre-season unanimous vote to win conference, Highland Park, in our first conference game. Before the New Trier game, our game plan was simple: we were smaller, but faster, so we were going to run the court and make this is a fast pace game. We executed our gameplan, and we won. Then, against Highland Park, we were going to stop David Sachs and Luke Norcia and make the rest of their team beat us. They did not. Then, with all the confidence in the world going into our first conference home game, we played Niles North, and they took it to us. Unlike New Trier, Niles North was fast and wanted to run up and down, so we wanted to slow it down because they could not guard us in our half court offense. We were going to run Platteville as our primary offense. However, we
In the novel, The Glass Castle, Jeannette Walls faces many challenges that seemed impossible to overcome much like I have during my middle school years. Jeannette in her younger years had to deal with poverty and bullying that I have to imagine caused much distress and pain in her life. While my story and Jeannette’s aren’t that similar, they both are about pain and challenges that we had to overcome. In my case, my hardships began around the beginning of seventh grade. I had to deal with horrible surgery recovery and things going wrong in my body. One other thing I share in common with Jeannette from her story would be dealing with bullying and fitting in. While Jeannette was made fun of for her lifestyle and money situations, I was bullied for having seizures in class and horrible scarring on my
Six years of pee wee, four years of travel, roughly 10,000 dollars of my parents hard earned money spent in payments, numerous nights of practice, countless days consumed by games and I did not make the team. An entire summer of early mornings dedicated to workouts, and I did not make the team. My freshman year I tried out for the Brentwood High School soccer team and didn’t make the cut. I will never forgot waiting anxiously for that email, opening it and not seeing my name on that roster. I was devastated, embarrassed and simply sad. I had failed.
Who am I? Well, that would depend on who you are talking to. To some, I am Chris. To others, I am Chief, Doc, or Pastor, and then there is "Hey You". Others refer to me as just Credle, or Mr. Credle. Professionally, I am a Paramedic, a counselor, the boss, and some days I am a teacher and even a preacher. Within my family, I am a father, yet at the same time a son, a brother, a husband, a lover and a friend. Extended family and friends call me Uncle Fuzzy. To the four-legged, furry members of my family, I am the leader of the pack and the alpha-dog. With all these names and/or titles, the title, I hold most dear to my heart is Daddy. You see, a long time ago, a very wise man, my father, told me "Any man who reaches puberty can be a father,
After reading the book Mindset by Carol Dweck, I realized that I need to improve on my fixed mindset in a few different areas in order to be the best person I can be. According to Dweck, a “fixed mindset makes you concerned with how you will be judged, the growth mindset makes you concerned with improving” (13). Carol Dweck discusses the two different mindsets and the impact that having a fixed mindset has on individuals in the long run. In order to grow, learn and improve, I need to accept failure, be more confident in myself, and develop better study habits.
I was in 6th grade and at the end of the year there wasn't an honor roll assembly and my parents didn't think I got on the honor roll.
I remember my first day at Northeast Prep I was a sophomore in high school. The teacher called the attendance; she came across my name and said “Dik-ia”. The students all of a sudden commence into laughter. Although I figured she was talking about me, I did not respond considering I was not for sure whom she was talking about until she said my last name. I corrected her even though I was somewhat self-conscious, yet she did not mean any harm. Subsequently that day they the students made fun of my name and continually call me Dik-ia. I honestly dislike when peers say my name wrong, it has five letters and two syllables (De-kia) it is not difficult to say.
After being on a plan for a little over an hour we landed on Cuban soil. I got up from my seat, walked out of the plane and passed security inspection.
To start off, this story takes place at burton elementary school I was in the 4th grade living my life like a normal boy would in the 4th grade. My fourth grade year was the most turnt of all my years in school still until this day the teacher was old and she was unable to control the class or nothing I stole a game board out of there and all but that's another story to tell. But i'm going to get into how the fight broke out between this boy name Jaylen and Robert. They started fighting because you know some of the other kids was picking on Jaylen and Robert was laughing at him an Jaylen told him shut his but up and Robert told him shut his but up like the back and forth thing was going on at that point so they decided since they talking