I had thought that high school would be no different than the past. Work hard, pay attention in class, and meet standards for every teacher. I was wrong. My teachers were supportive and only held the most basic of standards for all their students. They worked hard to provide us with assistance to succeed in class and be caught up in lessons. By the first grading cycle, I had exceeded all previous expectations my family had of me. I was both joyous and sad though. Now that I had reached the only goal I ever cared for, I was unsure of what to focus on next. This led me to ask my peers for advice and I realized that most of them also did not know what they wanted in the future. Thusly, after thinking and conferencing with others, I began thinking for myself what I wanted for my future. I was still being held at a high standard by family and friends, however I now had time for myself. I was free to decide what kind of future I wanted. Though afraid as I was of my unknown future, I was
When I graduated high school I had no idea what I wanted to do, all I knew is I was done with public school and could live my life as what I thought an adult was. My father and most of my family believed it was important for me to go to college, and get a kick start with my life. Though they weren’t wrong, I had no idea what I wanted to do and no discipline to do my studies to the full extent of my abilities.
I finally got back into the swing of things and I tried to get my grades back up. I was mostly successful. I have gotten better at doing my work, I found out she wasn’t right for me, and I know I belong here. I am glad I was able to get over most all those trials but this is just the beginning. Honestly I have no idea of what I want to do after I leave high school job wise. I kinda want to go to college, work with computers, get married and have kids. I know those are things that will not happen until a long time from now but I can’t wait to see what’s next on this crazy train of
My tenure at Buford High School is based on discovering what my true priorities are. Family, friends, education are very essential priorities to me. One major lesson I learned was how to effectively balance outside athletics, academics and social relationships. My family has always been there to encourage me to grow in my knowledge and character during this very crucial time of my life. Through the most difficult times, my grandparents encouraged me to stay positive and mature. My parents also reassured me that I would grow up to be a happy, young lady despite the burdens of their divorce. No matter the reason, my best friend, Breezy Walton, has been there to support me since her first year at Buford, which was Freshman year. I’m
Before my freshman year at South Cobb HS was over me and my friends (who I grew up with) were very excited for our sophomore year. That’s because we were all planning to do many things like all of us join a sports team and clubs that year. But one Saturday night my parents told me and my brothers “We will be moving soon, well next month to a house in Powder Springs that we’ll be buying which means you Karla and Joshua will be going to another school next school year” they said. My first response was “I don’t want to move schools.” Hearing this
As I’m slowly growing up and transitioning into a young adult, I’ve realized that i don’t want to finish high school, just to enroll in school again. I don’t want to be waking up spending my days working minimum wage. I see so many teens who graduate high school and end up working at Burger King and McDonalds, I’m not saying it’s a bad place to work but having our hours valued at eight or nine dollars is not how i want to be living. Majority of people are living paycheck to paycheck trying to make ends meet. I also chose this
yet I also believe that being able to pay for college is crucial. Recently, I completed my first year of high school. I joined Key Club and Chess club. I also made the JV softball team and earned the second ranked spot on our chess team. My extracurricular activities have taught me in numerous ways. For example, I have learned more on how to deal with stressful events, while also helping others through theirs. I have also experienced the mutual joy and satisfaction of doing good for others. I decided to make high school worthwhile by taking extremely challenging course work, such as Advanced Placement and honors classes. I successfully finished freshman year, ranking first of 587, with an
In Seventh grade, I was starting a new high school and was able to be carefree. I was able to slack off and get away with it. During my Seventh grade year, I was a happy. I was able to strive for straight A’s and still be stress free. I made new friends that understood me and I kept my friends close by. It was satisfying to know the environment around me and know my surroundings. As the years went by, I still continued to take the easy path. I wanted an easygoing school year where I didn’t have stress on my plate. Now, in my junior year of highschool, I have a bunch load of work and stress. Since I had reached high school, I needed more of a challenge. I needed something that would allow me to improve myself and become better. My parents had always told me that education was the key to a happy life. Receiving good grades and doing well would bring me happiness in the future. I had strived to become better and going through the many challenges that appeared was one of the obstacles that I had to
There are multiple steps that I must take in my life so that I am able to be a successful person after high school. In addition, I will also use all the tools and tricks my parents have taught me my whole entire life. I feel that my parents have helped me prepare greatly and I will be perfectly good for what my upcoming future holds for me. I will explain how I make correct decisions on what houses, cars, the way I pay bills with either a credit card or cash in hand, and with lots more to come which you will have to wait and see what it is.
As I look back on my life, I wouldn’t change what happened. Because I was expelled out of school, I had to attend an alternative program which caused me to rethink my life choices. My friends changed along with my relationship with my parents. Since graduation I have been in a serious relationship and gave birth to my son, Austin. I also experienced a serious health problem called graves’ disease that required a thyroidectomy. All these events are making me a stronger person to take back my
I often compared myself to my peers and thought that I wouldn’t make it as far after high school, and I still don’t know, but I believe that I can better myself to get to where I need to be, and that’s all that matters. Some people go into high school thinking “this is where i’ll find myself”, and when they don’t they are disappointed or they believe that they have reached their peak in four short years. This isn’t true, however you may feel you have become is not your final form. I know this because i feel myself growing as a person everyday. It’s okay to not have figured everything out, but we should acknowledge the things that we did. If you took from high school that your AP Chemistry class inspired you to be a chemist, great. And if you also realized that you don’t need a man or woman to feel whole, go right ahead. Embrace the things that became a piece in your journey to self discovery so far because it’s different for all of us even though we went through it under the same
“Life’s never going to get simpler than being a teenager living with your mom. The world is yours for the taking and now all you have to do is seize the future with your head held up and your heart set toward the goal.” My mother told me this after I got the call from Chuck E. Cheeses asking when I could start the job. I would work thirty hours a week after holding coworkers shifts, while desperately trying to keep my grasp on a secure, successful education. I got another job at McAlister’s Deli working doubles every Saturday and Sunday; stayed up on school nights after work just to try and scrabble up a homework assignment, then I knew this couldn’t be my life after high school which pushed me to add some major modifications towards my high
I’ve always had it better. I had an inordinate childhood, I don’t have a fragmented family, all my adjacent relatives are still with us, and I have a roof above my head and food on the table. I’ve always had it virtuous, but I’ve come to learn all of life is challenging either way. That you will labor the rest of your lifespan, undoubtedly doing something futile that doesn’t make you content because you were required to choose your occupation at the age of 18. I was told because of this, high school is supposed to be the enjoyable part of life, but if you are a student resembling me, who is second in her class, a varsity athlete, student ambassador and forms part of almost every other club, your high school experience becomes pure pressure. This level of stress is
Right now, I feel as if I have learned a great deal from the obstacles I had faced, and I have matured more and more by the lessons I have gained from them. Having found which path I am to take in my future life, I am perfectly content with my situation in life at this instance, and nothing could make me happier.
As I take a look back on my life, I realize how great it has truly been. I had an absolutely amazing childhood and I am beyond blessed for it. I grew up in a home with two loving parents that have been with me through it all and now of days that is something to be truly thankful for. My parents taught me to strive to be anything that I wanted and that I could be anything that I set my mind to. These dreams changed throughout my life as I grew older and as I grew into the person that I am today.