My Experience In My Life

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Maya Angelou once said, “What is the fear of living? It’s being preeminently of dying. It is not doing what you came here to do, out of timidity and spinelessness. The antidote is to take full responsibility of yourself - for the time you take up and the space you occupy. If you don’t know what you’re here to do, then just do some good.” Everyday I think about everything I went through while growing up and forming into the person I am today. Going through all the experiences I have gone through, I didn’t realize how much they would impact me today and serve as lessons. Today I am a freshman in college. I did not think I would make it this far. The precious gift of life is to enjoy every moment as if it is your last. May 12, 2007. Boom. A …show more content…

Just like every school, there were many cliques. I hated how everyone was separated however there was nothing I could do to change it. Technically I had my own clique with my cousins. Other than the administration, I only spoke to my cousins and one of our neighbors Nathaniel. It’s third period and there is an assembly. Assembly’s at Haywood were always fun. Our Principal was very funny always including and acknowledging everyone in the room. You could tell he really loved his job, or he was really good at pretending. However, I liked him. He called my cousins and I the “Papi Bunch”, because we lived across this corner store. Everyone called it “Papi’s Store” because we all knew the owner as Papi. He loved us, always allowing us to get candy and food for free. He was like a second dad. During the assembly, there are a bunch of announcements about all the events that are going to happen, and a preview of the talent show. This day, the step-team performed. They were always so good and had everyone standing up and happy. My cousins were in the front of the auditorium and I realized and ran up to them. During this time, the step team were grabbing people to go up on stage and dance with them. I was one of them. The tingles throughout my body start to occur. I can hear my heart beating. The sensation of having to be in front of everyone starts to get into my head. My anxiety starts to take over my body and I freeze. I don’t have the courage to let them know

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