In group one, we have some of the most amazing people this world could offer. We consist of three males, one female and range from fresh out of high school to our late thirties. Our names from youngest to oldest are Colby, Devin, Katee, and Rodrick. We all come from unique and diverse backgrounds. These are the stories of our lives. Katee’s first time to register for college was January 3, 2017. She was nervous and excited to embark on this new life journey. When school started, a few days later, she arrived at school extra early to walk around and get familiar with the campus. Katee said,” My goal in life is to become a doctor of psychology in marriage and family counseling”, when asked by her English instructor, “what is your goals for college.” The University of Conway is the college she wants to go to after graduating National Part Community College. Then one weekend, she was at her Grandparents house, for their birthday party, and found out that not only did one of her cousin’s graduate from UCA, but also two of her uncles graduated from college there too. On the other hand, she is still considering other options as a minor for something to fall back on, because she was always taught, “life is not always as it seems to be, so it is always good to have something to fall back on.” Earlier in life, Katee had dropped out of school, got her GED, and went off to basic training for the Army National Guard. It was a real eye opener for her to see those people from
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If my life was good as it could be, then I would have everything I have ever wanted. I would have a kitchen full of sour gummy worms, hot chips, and all types of soda. I would have the biggest, most comfortable bed in the world so I could sleep good, because I'm all about my sleep. Also, I would have my dream car, even though I can't drive. Last but not least, I would have an unlimited amount of money that I could spend. I would do a lot of things, such as travel the world. I would go to Paris, Los Angeles, Brazil, and many more places. Also, I would go to all the amusement parks in the United States and ride all of the rides and eat funnel cake while I was there. I would go into space, and try to see all of the planets and Pluto and look at the stars up close. Additionally, I would like to be able to sleep in bed all day whenever I want. Lastly, I would go and visit the White House and go and look around at all the exhibits in the Smithsonian. If life was as good as it can
Though life review and ordinary remembering seem synonymous, the two share very compelling and diverse similarities and differences. Life review and ordinary remembering are similar in that they both deal with recollections of the past from the onset of adolescence. The pivotal difference is that a life review takes a further step and helps the older adult recollect past memories by search for meaning within each experience and tapping into the emotions of those experiences. Ordinary remembering refers to a more informal and objective recollection of past experiences, while life review is the more formal, structural, and subjective examination of past
The other day I got to sit down with my cousin Ashley Cuccinello and interview her about her college experiences. She grew up in Cicero, Illinois and moved out here during her middle school years. She graduated from Troy Middle School and Joliet West High school. ‘Cicero wasn’t the safest place to grow up, but my family made the best of the situation and always kept me safe” Ashley says as she looks back on her childhood. She is currently 25 years old and attends College of Dupage. Throughout her high school years, she was highly involved in many sports and clubs. She also spent her four years exploring her career options. When she graduated from high school, she started her career at Joliet Junior College for two years and then graduated and
“Going to college was just an excuse to go find me a husband but don’t tell anyone,” Marianna said laughing fixing up her earpiece. Leaving her mom at the train station sobbing, she went off to Tabor College in Kansas. When she entered college all of her emotions hit her at once she felt nervous but, she also felt excited to start a new chapter in her life. Entering college was one of those moments when you have the spotlight on you and you feel everyone is judging you .Luckily she had one of the closest friends you can possibly have, a sister. That’s when her and her sister’s journey began.
The transition from high school into college is undoubtedly a very important time in the lives of many young people. It is a huge step, and a huge change. There are some who cling to their fading high-school life, reluctant to let go and move on. Many of my friends would fall under this category. Some of them seem more prepared for the increasingly near future than others, and they will have varying degrees of success in beginning their college experience, be it near home or hours away. But Natalie is different than they are. Rather than getting caught up in the sentimentality of it all, she is embracing the looming future with open arms.
The alumna interviewed was a bachelor’s graduate of St. Kate’s from the year 2015, named Larkin Scholla. To lay out her life before coming to St. Kate’s, she was a bright student from a small suburban town in Minnesota. In choosing a college after high school, she didn’t plan to attend St. Kate’s. But when she was given a tour of the campus, she claimed that she loved it. She said that she was very excited in being a part of the great atmosphere that the campus had and that she had a feeling that it was a special place. When she finally decided to attend St. Kate’s, her family constantly kept asking her if she was sure that she wanted to be at the St. Kate’s campus, in which she replied with a definite “yes” with realization that they were just ensuring it being a right place for her to attend school. When asked if she had any expectations entering the grounds of St. Kate’s, she said that she had none. She was just wondrous and curious about the kinds of things St. Kate’s had to offer her. Her first week at St. Kate’s, Scholla was very homesick. From what she noticed, her roommate didn’t seem to like her, which was her expression of a first rough week at St. Kate’s. Despite those not-so-good first impressions, things seemed to get better for her in the following weeks and moving forward.
College is a fascinating time in an individual's life. A time of enlightenment, adventure, and maximum achievement. For Zoe Walker, family has always been a priority. Even in the busy life of a biochemistry major, Zoe found time to visit her parents and brother. The drive was a quick five hour ride through corn fields and cow pastures. She genuinely looked forward to the excursion. She created a playlist of her favorite music. Her mind would wander as she sped down the straight road, forgetting all the stress
Rushing my senior year, I couldn’t wait to start college. On May 30th 2015, I walked across the stage graduating from high school anticipating this new journey. Looking forward to college parties, new faces, and new opportunities I could hardly sleep. After getting settled into my dorm, I began to tour my new home. Excited young men and women crowded my vision, and I knew we all had one thing in common: we were entering into a whole new world in which we knew nothing about. If only there was someone who could have prepared us for the long lines in the financial aid office, or how we would grow tired of the cafeteria food, or even how to dress for Texas’ bipolar weather. No one informed us on how to survive.
The only evidence that still exists as proof that she graduated from high school in 1980 is her graduation ring. Due to my mother’s financial constraints, she was not able to afford the ring, but acquired it through a friend’s kind gesture. Over time, it has become a symbol of an aspiration that extended from her to me. However, throughout my mother’s life, she has had many challenges facing her, not only in life, but also in education. Who I am today are blessings made possible by my mother’s sacrifices.
Many activities are offered at Sidney High School. I have participated in numerous of these ranging from National Honor Society to basketball. An abundance of the programs I have been involved have taught me lessons on becoming a better student and member of the community. Teachers have come and gone, some leaving a large impact on my life. These experiences and relationships are ones that I will hold with me as time goes on. These teachers have influenced the way my life has taken shape. Being in all these activities does not only leave an impact on my life, but the community and school as well. They have taught me right from wrong and I believe I would not be the person I am today without many of these activities and/or teachers.
Nearly every day of my life, especially for the past two years, I do not consider myself a genuinely happy human being, and that has truly forced me to question my true purpose here on earth. In fact, it has forced me to question my existence. For that reason, today, I cannot truly or sincerely answer the following question: What is a good life? Is the good life a life in which one is succeeding both academically and professionally? Is it a life in which one must push himself or herself through every obstacle that life may toss at him or her? Despite how much it may hurt or make he or she feel that earth is no longer home for him or her. Is it a life in which one must always think about his or her loved ones, especially if something were to
Invidious comparison and vicarious traumatization are two things that most people will experience in their lifetime. I know for I personally have experienced both during my 28 years of life. Invidious comparison and vicarious traumatization can both be damaging to yourself and other people involved. That is why I'd like to take the time to explain a few important topics on invidious comparison and vicarious traumatization, such as; how to stop invidious comparison, identify strategies that I currently use to avoid vicarious traumatization in my personal life, how those strategies will help me avoid vicarious traumatization as a human service worker and what strategies I could develop to avoid it as well.
The first exhibit that caught my eye was “Gymnast with Organs” with its dynamic pose and ease of balance, the palatinate shows the perfect interaction of the muscles just below the skin. Our lives are juggling acts that demand balance, focus, and coordination. More then ever before, people play many different roles in their lives. They must also make room in their lives for taking care of their own physical and mental well-being. Not surprisingly, achieving balance among all kinds of competing priorities can be difficult. No matter our circumstances, life balance is an important factor of feeling satisfied in our lives. When our life balance is out of kilter, we might feel resentful, disappointed, and burnt out, and our physical and psychological health may suffer. This exhibit stood out to me because it shows how our life are not prefect, and how we have to stretch ourselves to complete everything society has set out for us. I also like how it shows that our well being should not only be the way we looks but also the way of minds feel. Gymnast with organs was one of the first exhibit that caught my eyes because of how the strong the make the human body look, which took me by surprise. The exhibit was a great example the nervous system. Its shows how the body can be burn out if we don’t give it the proper care, and how important its nutrient your body. Sleep is something many of us don’t get, but it’s a very important step in helping our body recovery. We should be getting at leat eight hours of sleep a night. Its important to make sleep a pripoity in our life, because its what is going to keep us going. Wr need to take care of both of mental and physical health. Writing down how you feel, or talking with someone can redue your stress, and help you sleep at night. Life is too short to continue with a life full of misery, so it is up to us to change our lifestyles, and live a balance, and happy life.
One's dream and aspirations to supersede in life must be stronger and greater than limitations set forth by others. The experience that were bestowed to me during my short life has elevated me to the woman I am today. Please walk with me as I give you the opportunity to see the world from my eyes: