Life is hard and we face challenges everyday throughout our lives. I live my life by two quotes that I often hear people say. “Expect the unexpected,” and “get comfortable being uncomfortable.” Transitioning from middle school to high school was not the easiest. I did not “expect the unexpected” coming into high school and thought everything will be okay and the same as middle school. Life hit me, and it hit me hard in the face.
The world is one magnificent place and each and every person was put on it to do something and to be something. To find your place in this world is not easy, in fact it is immensely difficult. There are some people who figure out who they are and what they were born to do by the time they graduate highschool, and others who die before they are able to figure this out. There aren’t step-by-step directions that tell you how to live fully and how to make the most out of life. It is an open path that can be taken a number of different ways. Out of the seven billion people in this world, you were born to be someone, not born to try and live another person's life, but to live your own in the distinct ways that describe who you are. It is the way you choose to live that is important. It shows the direction you want to go in order to be the best you can be. I may only be seventeen years young, but I have quite the understanding of life that I would like to share with you.
Ask my teachers, friends, coaches, and family, they’ll all tell you that I’m mature. The way I hold myself responsible for my life, my studies, and my activities through the good and bad is a unique quality about me that they admire, but also know little to nothing about.
Thus, it 's easy to see how when I was younger I had no idea what I wanted to be. I just knew I wanted to be good at something and be helpful to people. I hoped the person would know I had invested time to make their life easier. It never mattered if they remembered my name or my face, just more that I had cared about them. Yet, I was afraid. I didn’t think I had the courage, the ability, to be exceptional at an occupation. Certainly never enough for it to warrant a novel. Actually I still think that, but here we are. However, we are not really here because any recent accomplishment I have had. No, we are here because of three people.
Personal lifestyle choices can be influenced by the family of origin, peers, social movements, and global revolutions, and can have a positive or negative life-long impact. A COUPLE OF SENTENCES DEFINING THE LIFE COURSE PERSPECTIVE AND HOW/WHY IT IS USEFUL IN UNDERSTANDING OLDER ADULTS. Based on an in-depth qualitative interview, this paper will include an analysis of lifestyle choices and trajectories, particularly how human agency and cohort effects, have impacted the life course of my interviewee Chris (Christine).
My personal growth is a significant aspect of who I am, moreover, this continues to be a trait I strive to develop. To understand how far I’ve come as a person, you need to see where I came from and what motivated me to change.
Every day, every one, in the world goes through a challenge, big or small. They affect and impact us significantly. They change the way we think, love, act, and approach or do things. Challenges either frighten or motivate us, but they are what make us the person we are today.
“Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are. While your reputation is merely what others think you are.” -John Wooden.
I remember waking up that day and that feeling in my stomach, knowing what was about to happen. Growing up I knew about my father's sickness. My family, I recall, was always supportive. No one ever thinks about how one day, everyone you’re around for years, can just vanish. I cherished my friends as I was growing up. I lived there for a majority of my life, up until fourth grade. I remember sitting at a neighbor's house and having the mother come into the room and inform me that I need to be home swiftly. As I ran home, my head was crowded with thoughts to the point where I could not even think about why I was supposed to be home quickly. That day marked the transition of what would be the biggest change in my life. As by dad became sicker,
I would say that one of the biggest things in my life right now is basketball. I’m not the greatest at it, but compared to last year I am a lot better than I was. It’s been a lot of time and work put into this and I am glad to say I am a basketball player for the school of East Wake Academy. I have been one of the biggest players in the school program.
I have loved sports my whole life, even at a very young age. I would watch it with my dad, and he would take me to sports games. I loved to play basketball in the backyard when I was little. I have always loved cheering for my favorite sports team. I love watching the Minnesota Vikings and the Los Angeles Dodgers. Two years ago my dad surprised me with Vikings tickets. I was so happy to get to go to a game. Sports has always been a big part of my life. Two years ago, I got a new view of sports when I started umpiring.
Throughout my life I have battled against mayor struggles. Struggles which to some may seem like it was nothing and to others it may look like it`s a horrible situation. My entire childhood I lived in my home country of Puerto Rico, and honestly had never thought about the outside world. As time passed, the more crime progressed to levels that could never be seen in America. Crime had become unbearable and unescapable, so much that stepping on someone’s shoe on accident would lead to that person shooting you or threatening to do so. I as a child could see what was happening, and I could see how my countries problems had affected me greatly. Shootings right behind my house almost every day, 9-year-old`s bringing guns and pocket knives to school, people breaking in to my school to kill students selling drugs. The biggest problem that affected me was that my father, being a kind-hearted man, risked his life to save two students who were
I grew up on a quiet street in Winter Park, Florida in a quaint middle class family of four. My mother has a small law practice with a tangerine tree in the backyard where she brings the family dogs every day, and my father just retired from his position as the most senior judge at the Orange County Courthouse. My older brother was first a competitive golfer and then a national debate champion before he graduated first in his class from Notre Dame and went to work for Bain and Company. Before all that, he was the architect of the forts we built in our backyard and played the Aragorn to my Éowyn. These people, who shaped and instructed my childhood, brought me up on C.S. Lewis and courthouse visits, P.G. Wodehouse and long ethics debates, and craftiness and self-sufficiency. My dad tried taking me to the golf course, which was when I discovered how much I hate mosquitoes and Florida weather, but it was my mom who took me to see our local ballet company. Though I was forced to wear a dress (one of
As I embarked on the journey of continuing my education, I not only discovered my passion for knowledge and grew intellectually; I also unveiled numerous undiscovered abilities, revealed internal truths and untruths, and stumbled upon desires. As I’ve acquire knowledge over the years, I’ve established an objective of applying all relative information to my life and in doing so I’ve evolved tremendously as a person, a friends, and as a mother. I truly believe that social influences have directed me, motivated me, and guided me through this path of self-discovery.