You have the power to do what you want to. You can’t let anyone bring you down. You are smart enough to achieve your goals. I need to start doing my work and do my best so that I can become someone important in life. I’m going to work hard so that I can do well in life. Things will happen along the way, but as I keep moving forward, life will get so much better. Life will only get better if I make it happen. As I explore I have learned that I want to be a doctor, not just a doctor but a children’s doctor. I like to spend time with children, and I would like to be able to make them feel
Like many people everyone wants to find their calling and figure out where they belong. My parents moved to the United States risking their lives on a boat from Haiti but soon separated while in america . My mom did a great job raising four kids on her own and I being the second child took part in raising my two younger siblings. In elementary school I struggled in many subjects but excelled in art, when I finally learned to read and went to middle school my grades were high enough to have honors reading and social study classes and even apa classes in highschool. I continued to excel in a lot of my classes, turns out I was smarter than I thought and all I need to do was learn to read and have people who took the time to teach me.
In Christine B. Whelan’s “Helping First-Year Students Help Themselves,” the sociologist from Princeton University describes and investigates some challenges that students confront in college and some ways that teachers can help students with these emotional challenges. Being a psychologist, Whelan noticed that the yearly national survey of more than 200,000 first-year students indicated the highest result in “overwhelmed” students ever recorded in history. Providing motivation for Whelan, these results encouraged her to try to discover some of the possible causes for such an increase in emotional health issues among students in these modern times (257). Although she agrees that multiple factors can produce this overwhelming effect such as helicopter parents, society’s high expectations, stressful economic conditions, and moral declination in general, she also believes that a lack of instruction in “basic life skills” and “coping mechanisms for challenging times” often contribute to making students stressed nowadays (Whelan 257).
A few of her family members suffered from mental health problems. She began to experience depressive episodes as a teenager which lead her to developing mental illness later. However, Kay Jamison has not suffered from alcoholism or drug addiction. Kay Jamison is a healthy individual that practices an healthy lifestyle. Her father died at a relatively early age but did not mention the cause of death. Her father suffered from alcoholism and began to exhibit changes in moods. The medications Kay Jamison began to take mentioned in the book consisted of Lithium which she took unwillingly. She experienced the effects of Bipolar disorder which caused her to experience side effects that included occasional bouts with nausea. Acute medical issues
Although my situation in this world is not dire, I have had to work hard to get good grades, to be elected or chosen for leadership positions, and to achieve awards such as Eagle Scout. When I started the scouts I had set a goal to become Eagle Scout when I was sixteen. I worked toward this goal for four years and I successfully achieved it in February of 2014. This experience taught me discipline and organizational skills. There were times I felt I wouldn’t make it, but I was so determined and driven to achieve my goal, I kept moving forward.
As one may see on my transcript, my grades may not be entirely perfect but I worked very hard this semester to prove, to myself and to others, that the girl from a country in Africa could be a leader among her mates from more developed countries and I put in tremendous effort to get the highest grades. I'm not excellent with figures, but I’m not relenting in my efforts to doing better. I am focused, ambitious and I believe in reaching for the stars because these attributes have been instilled in me as a child. Furthermore, I've been surrounded by people that overcame obstacles like my mother, who became the first female in her current position at the Central Bank of Nigeria which is equivalent to the Federal Reserve. Furthermore, I am appreciative of the opportunities I have, which
Without the support of my father and the drastic change in my life, I understood that the only way to improve my quality of life was to study and find the passion to which I was going to dedicate the rest of my life. After careful thought, I decided to move to the United States. Leaving my family, I came to this country in search of knowledge, contacts and “greater opportunities”. During these years, I have been confronted with many obstacles, but I have been able to resolve them thanks in part to my dedication. When it comes to achieving my goals, I find it in myself to push myself until that goal it met. I consider that there is no lack of opportunities for someone that believes in their capabilities and is aware that nothing comes without sacrifice, meaning that hard work and dedication are required in order to achieve goals.
In most people’s eyes, success is viewed as having money, being respected, and setting a goal that can be accomplished. Hairdresser and mother, Kristen Bauer defines success as “6 times your annual income” meaning Kristen is on the verge of retirement. In order to achieve this goal, she works for her money 12 hours every other day and has her loyal clients booked 6 months in advance, resulting in a waiting list for other clients. According to Eric Barber, author of “Keys to Success” from Time.com, people who are successful work “60 to 65 hours per week- which translates into at least 10- hour days” (2). Most people find Kristen Bauer as a successful and respected hairdresser. They know how hard she works causing them to see a “role model for
I am very proud of being an Eagle Scout. In order to achieve the rank of eagle, I had to put many hours into my scouting career and constantly look for ways to lead and help serve my troop and the community. I am also proud of my project, which betters the Naperville Park District. I couldn’t be happier with the final result of the project, as I was able to successfully complete it and it still looks fantastic nearly a year later. Two traits, hardworking and diligence, were extremely important in the success of my project, and are also very important in my everyday life. I’m a very hard worker, and I don’t give up until I complete my goals. The traits that helped me achieve Eagle Scout apply to all parts of my life including academics
Over the past four years I have broken out of my shell and achieved more than I ever thought I would. In middle school I would sit in class and do my work and I would not really talk much. Now, at the end of my senior year, I have done public speaking competitions for FFA and won third in the district. Every year I go over to the elementary school and teach third graders about agriculture and how it applies to their everyday lives. My goal as a freshman, was to someday become FFA president and I have achieved my goal, as well as getting my FFA State degree. I have encouraged my friends to join FFA and now they are both officers as well. In my community I show leadership in 4-H and within my parish. In my 4-H group I was secretary and reporter,
Ever since I was little, I haven’t let restrictions or the word “no” stop me from trying. When I was 5, I wanted to join the local swim team despite the cutoff age was 6. I told the coach I can still swim and jumped in the water to prove it; this started my athletic career. In academics, people told me I was insane to take AP Chemistry and AP Biology concurrently junior year. I ended up achieving A’s in both classes while earning scores on the AP exams that will get me college credit and helped me receive the AP Scholar Award. The determination and persistence that fueled my five-year-old self still is apparent when looking at my 9 AP classes, 4.333 GPA, 33 ACT, officer/captain positions, athletic/academic merits, and 300+ volunteer hours. They helped build my application and will hopefully help me get money to pay for college and medical school.
Kat has made herself into a lie to everyone around her and herself. During the crisis of when she was being fired just after her operation to remove the cyst Kat discovers her real self in the hairball. She resolves the contradiction of her life by giving the hairball to Gerald.
I was recently watching your instagram live video, and I mentioned the essay I wrote for one of my classes, so it is a little informal. The class is a health and writing course, and my blog loosely focuses on mental well being. So I often write about ways to be happier and healthier, my recent post was a part of our midterm and I received an A. I hope you enjoy it,
“I finally figured out the only reason to be alive is to enjoy it.” ―Rita Mae Brown
Throughout my educational experience, I have endured countless hardships that made progress difficult at times. Although it was a struggle through my strong dedication to education, I have also earned a list of achievements for my hard work. These experiences from, failing two of my English classes, to excelling tremendously in mathematics, have molded me into the type of student I am today. I am a student with a growth mindset and, an optimistic outlook on education and, the bright future ahead. I now understand the impact that a positive mindset can have on your future. I am definitely proud of the student I have become. I feel like my journey is unique, but is also very relatable.