Lonely, sad, and secluded describe all the feelings I felt in middle school. Middle school was one of the worst times in my life. Even though it was a rough time, it was a time of learning and growing. By going through all of these emotions and obstacles it has shaped and molded me to be the person I am today. Through the struggles of feeling lonely and secluded it helped push me to do my best every day. Facing obstacles through life just help shape you and prepare you for the future. Obstacles have helped define who I am, how I got to where I am, and why it’s going to matter for the future.
First of all, everyone has obstacles that they will face multiple times in their life, but will that change them for the good or for the bad? Through all of the obstacles you face during middle and high school help define who you really are as a person. After taking a personality test I learned that my personality type is an adventurer. Adventurer is more of a person who is willing to go out and try new things and see new experiences. Adventurers have a more open mind and are more open to change and doing the uncomfortable. According to 16personalities.com, “rather than dwelling on the past or the future, Adventurers think about who they are. Adventurers live to find ways to push their passions.” Everyone has a purpose in life but you have to go out and find that purpose. I believe that everyone will face obstacles in their life, but the real question is will you let the experience
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I am writing because I have some advice I would like to offer you based on my own experience. I’m writing this letter to help you get prepared for middle school and survive middle school. There are three ways you're going to survive middle school.
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I worked at Fairview gardens in Sauk Rapids until they closed for the year and i will continue working there after school ends. Fairview Gardens is a floral nursery and at my time working there I learned allot about plants and enjoy gardening during some of my freetime. Something interesting about me is that i'm a vegetarian, i've been a vegetarian for half a year now. I also enjoy volunteering at the saint cloud hospital during summers. Working there taught me how to be mindful of others, good work ethic and many more.
During my teenage years, I was extremely indecisive in the career I wanted to pursue and if I could even successfully complete middle school and high school. I was constantly surrounded by students who were not enthusiastic about academic performance and I did the minimum effort to get through the academic week. Education was my least priority.
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