Hardships in Life

876 Words Oct 27th, 2010 4 Pages
September 10, 2010

Essay one

“ Hardships in Life”

Growing up I always heard the expression, “You don’t know what you’ve got till its gone.” These words have never really had much meaning to me until just recently. This is happens to everyone at least once, not appreciating the things we have. How would we know how important things are if we never get anything taken away from us? Everyday I have been taking advantage of things that could easily be taken away, like my job, friends, and pets. In this case, losing my job was one of the hardest things I’ve had to deal with. About a year and a half ago I used to work for a retail store called Gottschalks, I worked for them for about two years. I worked in customer service and counted
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Now that I’m older and I look back, of course the situations weren’t that big of a deal at all. Holding grudges has caused me to lose good friends, friends I wish I still had today. I realized how hard it is to find a loyal friend who would stand behind you. Looking back I never realized how important having friendships were to me. I’ve learned to appreciate friends in ways I never would have before. In fact, I use to treat my pets the same way as I treated my friends. I had a lot of pets growing up because my mom wanted to make sure we loved animals as much as she did. Although I didn’t really care for animals, it wasn’t until the sixth grade we got this beautiful brown shepherd mix named Boscow. He showed me a whole other side of what it’s like to have more than just a pet. He showed me that animals could also be one of your best friends. One day he started acting really funny towards my family and I, we just figured he was sick. We decided to take him in to the vet and had found out that he was having a reaction to a type of fungus. A month after we took him in we had no choice but to put Boscow down. Everything happened so fast I didn’t have time to take in what was really happening, that I was losing one of the best dogs that still today I have ever had. When he was gone, I felt I should have acknowledged him more. I should have paid more attention to all the times he made me feel better