When I think of mindfulness I contemplate of ones empathetic to interpret a situation. For two weeks every night before I went to bed, I wrote down three items I was grateful for. Some of the words were “Health”,” Family”,” Friends”,” Food”, and” Childhood”. This list goes on, what I grasped is whatever I did that day predisposed what I wrote down. On days I lifted I would appreciate my health, when I went away with my family I recognized how much I appreciated my family, when I was home for a day I realized how much I adored my bed. The new custom I obtained made me appreciate how indebted I am in my life to points I didn’t fathom before. This taught me to feel empathy for people who can’t say the same good things as me which gave me very good insight on to be grateful for the life I have.
Once school started it changed my perspective on the stigma everyone around me built. My classmates and teacher cared about education, an attitude that lacked throughout some students in all of my high school classes. With a positive environment where everyone participated in the lessons, it changed my approach on my education. Determined to achieve for grades
School has basically been my whole life forever, big surprise huh. Way back in kindergarten my parents made a deal with me that really inspired me to do well in school. Soon I shooting for straight A’s on my report cards, trying my very best to get them, always getting close but not quite reach my goal. I guess this helped me develop
I have always been more of a passive person. I grew up with my three younger brothers, and even though I am the oldest one, they still picked on me or even excluded me because I was the only girl. I didn't like to fight anyways, so I usually never did. I was not very determined in school either. I loved school from the start and I still love to learn. Since I did like it, the curriculum came easy to me. I passed classes easily, but I never did my homework or I did it at the last minute. As I got in middle school, I procrastinated projects and homework still, but did it well enough to still pass with great grades and excellent recommendations from most of my teachers. School came easily, but if there was something that required extra effort or seemed to hard for me, I would not do it. I was always a person to go with the flow and not step out of my comfort zone.
I have had many experiences that have made me who I am today. I began my education at the Pomona Kindergarten Learning Center, and then the Reeds Road Elementary School. This set the foundation for me to be a good student, and to serve my community. As I moved onto the Galloway Township Middle School, I tried many activities such as band, cross country, and the Think Day Team. In these activities, I made new friends and continued to learn about the world and how to become a better person. The scope of my life experiences broadened as I entered high school. I was surrounded by mostly new people and a different environment. I joined the academic team and math club and discovered more about what I like to do. Outside of school, I took on a job,
I have to say, during my middle school years of fifth through eighth grade there have been many ups and downs, goods and bads, new and old. During these four years of my life, I have learned a great deal of lessons. I have experienced many moments that have shown me the importance of something that I know will help me throughout the rest of my years in school. Not only will these lessons help me throughout high school, but in college, and in life as well. Because of these events in my last four years, I have become a more independent person. I’ve learned to look fear in the eye and be brave when I’m scared.
This is the fifth time. Twelve years ago I entered this school for the first time, only for preschool instead of my senior year of high school. Returning to my original school inevitably conjures a sense of nostalgia, as if twelve years have only measured a few days. I witness time in its true, ephemeral nature; I question where the next days will bring me.
As a student I work hard to get good grades and I am very outgoing. I concentrate during class. Even though I am very busy I study hard for tests and I make sure I take good notes. I study 3 days before the day of the test for 10 minutes. In school I am not afraid to ask questions. If I am confused about something I will ask the teacher to help me. I also participate in class. If the teacher asks the class a question I will do my best to answer it. As a student I am not afraid to speak my mind. I also ask for help when I am struggling with something. I say what I think about a question that was asked. If I don’t understand something I will ask questions without hesitating. Last year in Mrs. Klutz’s class she asked us what we thought about
Countless unforgettable memories, newly learned habits, and lifelong relationships were created throughout the years. Due to my previous lifestyle, I was able to overcome obstacles that seemed almost impossible before my transition to high school. My mountain schools surrounded by redwood forests and ocean views created a sanctuary in my life that shaped who I am
As I embark upon my senior year of high school, I look back on these experiences and appreciate the challenges that I had to face. I am a strong believer in the idea that the way you were raised impacts who you are when you grow up. I know now that I am who I am today because of the mountain that I climbed, the lessons that I learned, the problems that I had to solve on my own. All the loads of laundry that I folded, light bulbs that I changed, and dinners that I made have helped me become someone who is self-reliant, independent, always willing to help, and one pasta-making
I truly believe the saying ‘in order to know who you are today, you must look at who you’ve been.’ My past school experiences and out of school experiences have been a huge contribution to who I am, and what I believe in now. However, I got to decide if these experiences had a negative or positive effect on me. By recognizing what and how something influences us gives us the opportunity to have authority over our mind and what we teach others.
My grandfather's death made me realize that living life every day to fullest as if it were the last is something that everyone should do. I used to be irresponsible, moody and hated going with friends; I was more of an isolated person.
Both death and life are an inevitable part of everyone's journey. Up until this point in my life I had believed that the two were opposites and happened very far apart from one another in time. But today was the day that I learned a very valuable lesson. Life and death go hand in hand and sometimes at the most unforeseeable times. Ever since the events that occurred this day my perspective on the world has never been the same. I value the love and time spent with the people I have in my life now and I frequently look back to the memories of the ones that I have lost.
Life for me sucks. I’m the one person at school that does not get avoided. But I say that in a bad way. I walk down the halls and people are shoving me, throwing my stuff to the ground, and getting laughed at. I would say that I get the most attention at this school. But there is also life at home. Every time I come home my dad is drunk lying on the sofa watching sports. Then he tells me to clean up all of his crap that he leaves every where along with doing all the others chores and homework. Yes, life for me sucks.
“Make every day count and never forget how precious life is”, my mother would always say to me. Growing up I would always remember her quoting this, however I did not truly appreciate the quote as I should have until I matured. Just like most children, I enjoyed my childhood and grew up surrounded by friends. Each day similar to the one before. I attended elementary and high school at Hatton, home of the mighty blue Hatton Hornets. This school was moderately undersized, so therefore I knew everyone, which leads me to my senior year in high school. The high school where you can still hear the boisterous laughter and feel your stomach tightening, while tears roll down your cheek from enjoying the actions nearby. My Senior year was bursting with opportunities, these events truly exposed how valuable our experiences throughout life are, especially time with loved ones.