On August 25, the majority freshman class and the transfer students attended the Fall Convocation, unfortunately I was unable to attend. The reason for my absence is I was attending the first University of Mississippi string orchestra practice of my college career.
I lived my formative years from 2006 to 2013. During these seven years, several political and social events took place that changed the world and impacted several individuals in various ways. A handful of these political and social events include things such as the United States electing its first black president, Barack Obama, implementing the Affordable Healthcare Act, and the fight for same sex marriage which prevailed in Maine during these years. These three events have given myself and others within my cohort the ability to grow and adapt with the times, paving the way for a more liberal view of the world. Along with social and political events, various aspects of pop-culture affected members of my age cohort. During this time, advancements in technology were increasing rapidly, allowing children to learn, watch television, movies, and play
Throughout my life, I have had drastic changes of my personality and of my image. Obviously everyone changes, but I feel my changes are a lot more unique and crucial. I definitely was not alone on this journey. My friends and family were right beside me to help guide me on the right path. Success rarely comes alone, and I am thankful that I had people on my side. Friends and family weren’t the only thing building myself. A lot of credit is due to education, teachers, and books like Hamlet, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, and Beowulf that I have read throughout my educational career.. All in all, I could not have become the man I am today without the influences and guidance I was given to help make me
"If you find something really great, don't screw it up, don't mess it up, but hang onto it. You never know how and when it ends." This quote of Stana Katic's is so simple and so clear that the deeper meaning slips by people. I; however, have spent so long contemplating its meaning and how it applies to my life.
Ten years from now I see myself being healthy, wealthy, and wise. Wealthy though is in the sense that I am financially stable and I am happy. One doesn’t need to be rich to be wealthy. Ten years from now I will be 28 years old, and I think that is a considerable amount of time to try and guess what sort of situations and decisions I will have had to make. However it will be safe to assume that I will have tried to figure out how I am going to pay for college. The most expensive thing in my life right now. I’m definitely renting an apartment or a house. I would like to be married to a nice husband sometime in my late twenties or early thirties. However that is actually not my prime directive in life. Therefore any plans
Today was slow, like every other day, I walked the halls and watched time fall away. There were no actions to how I was feeling, No clue that inside,
Today has been pretty strange. I saw this thing, well I actually didn’t see it, but it was there…
I was on old trusty 15 the bus that I’d ridden since 3rd grade, and we were just outside of manchester nearing a little girl’s house. I was sitting on the right side of the bus staring out the window bored from nothing to do. Then I saw a green John Deere combine sitting in an empty field just past an intersection that we were about to cross, but then I looked to the right road and I saw it. An SUV barreling directly at us and I knew that we were about to be in a crash. Then BAM! the SUV slammed right into us and the impact smashed my head into the window. I woke up to the terrifying moans of the little kids wanting their parents. I was wedged between two seats and whenever I moved my head I felt a sudden pain in my neck. I got up slow and
A Lasting Impact My heart is pounding, Anxiety is taking over. The trauma won’t escape me, Even after a whole year. My memories and my dreams, Simply replay what happened. Sleep is rare, And the sound of my alarm clock startles me. For it sounds like the sirens. The sirens that indicated an attack. My deployment is over, But the impact it
Life has tried to put me down (and keep me there) so many times but I just keep getting back up and moving forward. Sometimes, it was a downfall brought about by my own bad decision-making about how to play the hand I was dealt. Other times, I was simply dealt a bad hand. After all I have been through, it is obvious to me that God has a plan for me. At forty years old, I still have no clue exactly what the precise plan is. I may never know the full details of it, but I am just going to keep moving forward in a positive direction and maybe I will discover the full itinerary of what I was born to do. When I have shared bits and pieces of my story with people through the years, I have been told I am inspiring. I have thought a few times about putting my
Today, my team of two, Kadeyn, Jasmine, went with me to the lowest area on this Earth, the land alongside the dead sea, and started to dig. We we dug 38 kilometers into the crust with a huge shovel contraption attached to our capsule., and as we went through, we saw huge pockets of the mineral Halite, which Jasmine kept licking for “the greater good of science”, and also saw lots of sedimentary rock which we took samples of.
Turning the page and trying to be better each day can be a challenge. At times trying to make such transformations were difficult. As an only child, I did not have brothers and sisters to turn to so quickly for help. I relied on myself and sometimes that was not the best thing for me to do. Surrounding myself with people to help me was the first thing that I did. I watched other peers throughout my last years of high school like class representatives, teachers, counselors and their staff. Although I did receive some help from my parents, the majority of ideas that I began to input into my head came from others such as my peers. I felt like I could relate better with people who were my own age and held certain positions, whether it was
Citizen. The word automatically arouses thoughts of nationality and quite frankly, politics. However, could the word not also be applied to the organizations, teams, and families that we pledge allegiance to as well as our country? I believe that the pledges, connections, and commitments that we make personally, the things we truly put most of our time and effort into, are where a deeper citizenship lies. Undoubtedly, most hold devotion to their country, but how much greater is one’s devotion to his partnerships. I consider myself a citizen to quite a few organizations that I am fully committed to, such as dance. I believe that in many aspects of people’s lives they are more than just a part of something; they are a citizen to it.
There were boxes all around me. My room had gone from being colourful with posters to a bare, white room with all of my belongings collected, packed and ready to be moved. Mum had told me that we were moving to a place called 'Victor Harbor', a place I had never heard about before. I began to imagine what this new place could look like. I first imagined a street like those stereotypical ones in movies; with houses on both sides and a straight road in between. There were beautiful, leafy green trees scattered along with an asphalt path along each side for pedestrians to walk along.
An individual’s life is a slot machine. Though life is not a game and cannot change with the pull of the lever, the three pictures on the screen dictate what our lives are like. For the longest time, I thought that my slot machine was broken because while everyone around me seemed to be hitting the jackpot, I kept having bad luck. To watch others in their happiness and prosperity was hard, yet growing up past my insecurities was even harder.