I’ve only been in school for a few days and I can already tell, this isn’t going to be like other years. Not only did I get to choose the classes I took, but I can also start to get an idea of what it is I want to do with my life. I’m taking all honors classes, but that’s more because mom wanted me to. However, if it were up to me, I still probably would’ve taken classes that challenge me because I would most likely get bored in other classes. Mom’s still dead set on me getting into the National Honor Society and going to K-State. Despite mom’s persistence, dad doesn’t particularly care about school as long as I’m participating in a sport and not failing my classes. The problems of my personal life seem insignificant to the problems going on in the world. Donald Trump was elected president on my fourteenth birthday. He’s not even through his first year and there have been riots, the minor threat of nuclear war, and more investigations into his presidency than I ever thought possible. Basically, the world is just beginning to realize that the way we’ve been living isn’t how we can continue to live, and people are not happy. A few of those unhappy people have been friends of mine. Because of this, we’re no longer friends. It wasn’t a minor difference in political opinion that caused our separation, it was a disagreement about serious topics that have affected my family and I personally.
Besides those few people that I’m no longer friends with, I have a pretty strong
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My moms raised me with a strong set of morals, including “hard work pays off.” Sometimes this can be discouraging when you work hard, but it doesn’t pay off as you’d like it to. I’ve always gotten the grades I strive for without much struggle. However, once high school started, everything changed. I’d work for weeks on a scholarship essay, and I wouldn’t even place. I’d work for months to get something published and then read other people’s names in the congratulations announcement. I’d constantly wonder: Who’s at the top of the class? Who’s going to win the end of year awards? When you consistently get the grades that I do, people just expect those grades. No one congratulates you on your hard work anymore, and you don’t always get recognized. Despite the lack of recognition, I still take pride in my grades, and continue to work hard. Getting great grades is something I know I can do, even when it’s difficult to do. The difficulty makes it even more satisfying when I see the hard work pay off, and I get the grade I wanted. I’ve encountered
When people tell you that high school would be the best time of your life, you don’t really understand the magnitude of what they’re saying until your time is coming to an end. A lot of people say that you “find yourself” in college. I, however, had the advantage of finding myself in high school. These past six years have been awesome, and I really mean it. I know it might not seem believable for a high school student to enjoy school, but I’m not lying about this stuff. I felt this way even before there was a scholarship to apply for. My mom taught me from a young age to enjoy going to school, and as much stress as it might have caused me over the years, I still loved every second of it. It’s easy to focus on the undesirable parts like sleep
How am I doing in school? Well … As Carl Bard once said,” Although no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.” When I started high school I didn’t want to take on more responsibility, in sports, clubs, extracurricular activities, or even homework. I was lazy, and I didn’t realize everything I needed to do before I could graduate and do everything I wanted in life. So I’ve decided to start getting more involved with my school, through sports, extracurricular activities, and clubs.
One of the major struggles of my life was changing my outlook on school and consequently life. A large part of human thinking revolves around the fact that the appreciation of something one has does not nearly come close to the appreciation of something one used to have. I did the same with my mom’s advice to me, the classic put-it-away-for-later technique that almost everybody learned how to do when it comes time for parental suggestion. My mom used to try and tell me about how chasing interests would always be better than following anything else, and that applied to high school as well. She emphasized that she’d rather I take a class that piqued my curiosity than one that was just for the prestige. This advice at the time neither seemed relevant,
I just overcame a personal crisis that lasted for about four years. My personal crisis started back in ninth grade when my parents separated. My parents were together for thirteen years and suddenly one day my mother came home from work and told my sister and me to pack our belongings. I never imagined my parents would separate even though I knew it was coming. I remember my room being right next to my parents room and I would always hear them arguing. I would hold my sister tight and close my eyes hoping it would all be a dream. Many of my friends in school had parents who were separated and I did not want to go through that experience. Although I went through a serious personal crisis for years, it has helped me to become a stronger person.
Over the course of this semester the way I approach my professional and personal life has evolved. I came to a realization that it is crucial to plan, however, most of the times things don’t go as planned. Especially, career wise I believe that choosing the consulting route would be the best option for me, however things might drastically change over the next few years. However, I still believe that setting a guidelines for myself and trying to comprehend what I want to achieve and what my aims are, are crucial in helping me lay out a path for the future. In pursuit of that, in todays’ paper I fist of all want to discover my preferences for the type of environment I need to thrive professionally. In addition to this, I want to evaluate myself and discover how I want my life to be. And finally after exploring where I stand and the shortcomings that I face, I want to use this paper to come up with measures to effectively achieve my goals and work on my flaws.
1. After taking the Reinventing your Life survey, I not only reassured life traps about myself but also learned new life traps about myself. The two strongest life traps that stood out to me after taking the survey are Subjugation and Mistrust and abuse. Taking the survey there was a constant change from my child scores to adult scores. I noticed that almost every question in the survey had increased when comparing adult scores to child scores, if it did not increase it stayed the same.
It may seem cliche, but may parents played a huge role in making my student life easier - my post-secondary student life, anyway. They strongly recommended that I apply for the International Baccalaureate high school program, which took my overall high school workload up several notches, starting from grade nine. Despite the grueling nature of this competitive and prestigious program, I have learned how to thrive - not just survive - under pressure. The I.B. program is preparing me wonderfully for university, especially for the rigorous kind of programs I want. I never would have remained in the program, however, had my parents not consistently encouraged me to do so. They taught me how not to back down when confronted with challenge. So I
I soon found out the days at the high school felt much longer than they were in middle school. I feel as though I am constantly trudging to my classes, and anticipating when I will be out of each class. Every morning when I wake up I say to myself, "7 periods, you can do this." My grades are good, or as my parents would say, "Good enough for now, but you need to graduate top 20." The thoughts of not being good enough lurk inside my head and ache for me to achieve more. High school has been rough, trying to balance the responsibilities of being an athlete and a student at the same time. Many mornings I would get up with bruises of the game from the night before, and then get up to see my grades hurting even more than me, the minuses in front of the A's made my brain
I decided to share during this session because I was feeling really positive, and I found strength in my positive attitude. Before I began sharing, I did not realize that my presenting issue of having a low social circle, feeling isolated, and being very dependent on family was still something that was bothering me. For this reason, I also felt comfortable sharing. I realized that because I was facing difficult times within the past weeks, I was heavily relying on my family and needed additional support. As I did share, I understood that because my circumstances were better than the previous weeks. I realized that my presenting issue was not solved, only that it was not as bothersome.
Before I could understand the meaning of GPA and A’s and B’s from C’s and D’s, I knew this: the better I was in school and on tests, the prouder my parents were. In elementary school, I vied for their attention and swore that I’d achieve it so that by the following year, they would become interested in my schoolwork, go to school on the days parents were invited, and volunteer to supervise for all my field trips. But even when I showed them my report card, their smiles faded within moments, and I would still see them for only a few hours the next day. By the time middle school approached, I was disillusioned. I was beginning to feel horrible at home, not feeling good enough compared to my parents’ careers, which always managed to retain their attentions.
My family is crazy. They know it, I know it, and everyone knows it. The craziest person in my family had to be my Aunt Charlotte. She had good intentions, but never could fulfill them. My aunt’s death caused a lot of problems in my life. Well, this is how she in a way screwed my family over, made us crazier, and in a way made us all stronger.
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My school life as been very confusing. I struggled a lot with all of my classes and all of the classes homeworks. I didn’t let that stop me from doing good. No matter if I had to stay up doing homework I’ll do my best. That was my goal, even though I had a ton of homework I wasn’t going to let that stop me. Dealing with all of these problems it was hard for me to stay in a club or do a sport. Now that I’m a Junior I took that challenge. It’s not easy at all but I’m doing the best I can to stay in a sport and deal with all of my classes and homework. I know I can do it. I have been struggling but I have been attending tutoring and asking for extra credit. Even though I stay at school for tutoring, extra credit, sport, etc. I still have to go home and help. If I don’t my parents will get upset with me and not let me do certain things that I have to outside of home. Even if I didn’t want to I have no choice but to do it. My dad comes home from work late and my mom takes care of kids so I tried helping them the best I can, even if it takes time from doing homework. That is something that I have been struggling with. Having to balance my school life, a club or a sport,
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