Before I was born, my parents used to call me goblin. This was because I ended up being born around an hour after Halloween night, and at the time i was expected to be born right on Halloween. Since then it has been 14 years and I am now a freshman at Turpin high school. I have an awesome family that consists of four people. It’s me, my younger brother Michael, and my parents. Michael is an eighth grader at Nagel, and just recently turned 13. My parents work together in their own company where they recruit people for jobs. Also, the two families (the Kotts & Meeks) that live on either side of my house are pretty much like my second family. I am closest with Elizabeth, who is 17, and Sara who is 16. I love to go on different
My quote that I chose was, " The difference between impossible and the possible lies in a person determination". I picked this quote because I believe it is one of the quotes that motivates me the most. Another reason is because it has helped me in my previous experiences. This quote is a motivational quote. I think it means that the impossible and possible things depends on someones determination. The word determination means, the process of establishing something, or having willpower to achieve something. This quote means a lot to me because it has helped me achieve certain goals. Believe it or not, this quote was up on my wall that I would look at before I practice or play a baseball game. When I would have a bad game, I would look at this
The Quotes I have chosen that speaks out to me the most is by Ronnie Lott and Jerry Rice. “If you can believe it the mind can achieve it” ~ Ronnie Lott. “Today I will do what others won't,so tomorrow I can accomplish what others can't”~ Jerry Rice. The Reason I picked these two quotes was because both quotes inspire me to do good put in hard work and not to give up till the job is done. The way it applies to me is it helps to show me that if you want something you need to go and get it done yourself with hard work, determination,Grit, and Perseverance. The quote by Ronnie Lott meaning of it to me is anything you want to happen it can happen the right mindset you can accomplish anything you set your mind to whether it be to win a state championship
This year, I have three superb friends. They inspire me to do by best at just about everything. Audrey is inspiring when it comes to Cross Country, something she’s not the best at. Katie motivating when it comes to my writing, and C.j. encourages me to do my best, and always learn more.
"It's been phenomenal. Better than I ever expected, within five years, this is going to be the norm just because it makes sense,” says head coach at University of Maryland, Lura Fleece, when referring to the sport of cheerleading (Drehs). Although cheerleading has developed into a thriving activity, with determined athletes, demanding practice hours, and astounding bravery most of the world still does not give it the credit it deserves in the world of sports. In the past 20 years, the activity has developed into a worldwide, athletic phenomenon with competitive events of its own across the nation; starting in the United States.
One quote a person says can change the rest of one's’ life. More specifically, Bo Jackson, famous National Football League running back and Major League Baseball player has had his fair share of both success and well spoken quotes. Jackson had the ability to be a hall of famer in both of the sports, as he was one of the hardest workers to play the game and refused to be satisfied with anything less than superp. Bo Jackson’s once said,” Set your goals high and don’t stop till you get there,” contained some of the most inspirational words to flow out of a person’s mouth. This quote demands the people to set their goals high, work relentlessly until their goal is achieved, and to be ambitious.
In the essay, “The Storyteller,” Sandra Cisneros describes different aspects that happened throughout her life. For example, she talks about family traditions, her independence, how her father didn’t agree with her decision to become a writer. Cisneros also describes about how passionate she is about her writing and how she was a teacher. Her father wanted her to be a weather girl on television or get married and have babies. Even with all the criticism of her father Cisneros still managed to live her life as she wanted. Cisneros also emphasizes how important it was for her to have her own space and privacy. Cisneros didn’t let anyone make choices you don’t want to do, always do what you want to make yourself happy and not anyone else.
The countless hours of sweat I had spent on seemingly the hottest days of the summer and once again during the reopening of school, the occasional bruises I would receive when a flyer wasn’t able to hit her spot on time and came tumbling down into my arms, and of course the persistent itch I would feel along my neck from my body suit all served as reminders of one of the biggest aspects of my high school life till date — cheerleading. Ever since I had sat in the bleachers as an 8th grader during the first fall pep rally, I had been mesmerized by the way the uniformed bodies seemed to move in sync. The way they seemed to hit every step with precision, the way their glimmering bows sat atop their head, and the way that confidence radiated off
The quote that spoke to me was by Muhammad Ali and it was "I hated every minute of training, but i said , "don't quit". suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champ". I think that in this quote he means that you may hate doing something but its always for the best and you just have to push through. I feel this quote apply to me because sometimes I have to do stuff I don't hate doing but its barruier bloking you from being the best you can but just got to diverge a go the right way. It also applys for everyone becaue if you want to be the best you have to make some sacrfices that could hurt but you just got to hoist yourself up. The right way may not always be the easy way that's why i relate to this quote because if you want to live your life the best you have to put in work you somties might not like.
At the dawn of a new gymnastics season with no seniors, my coach had to decide who would be the varsity captain. I was honored when she chose me and by the confidence that she had in me, but I was uneasy. I was a fifteen-year-old junior, the only African American on the team, and expected to lead a team of girls from two rival high schools. The odds seemed stacked against me. With hopes of pushing my team to new heights, I worked harder and led by example. I challenged myself, and respectfully challenged my teammates to always give their best efforts. Eventually, we transformed from participants to teammates.
The cameras were rolling. The stadium was brimming with thousands of people. As a scrawny eight-year-old, I was petrified, along with the other ten junior-peewee Pop Warner cheerleaders on my squad. The stench of sweat and cheer shoes surrounded us, although I barely sensed anything through my fear. I could almost feel the pressure building up around us; it was nerve-wracking. We had come this far, making it to nationals; now it was time to bring it on. After waiting in the back hall for what felt like hours, I finally hear the announcer call, “And next up in our Pop Warner Junior Peewee division is… the Kankakee Valley Kougars!” I, along with my diminutive team of eleven, ran onto the blue mat whooping and cheering. The booming music fills
Although you can’t tell by looking at me, if you go know me you would come to find out that there is a lot more chapters in my book then i let on to be. My book is fuller and more complex than most. Over the past fifthteen years i have had a lot of life and mind altering experiences that have changed me and shaped me into the person i am today. One experience in particular that has signifigantly changed my life would have to be when i was going through the sixth and the seventh grade, living in Clovis, California. Also, during this time i was raising two of my younger brothers from my stepmom. The situation in which we were all in wasn’t the best and at times it was very hard to get by. Of course now that we are all out of
I am Addison Gatschene; I am 14 years old. My personality can be very different it just depends on how well you know me. If you don't know me that well then you would see me as a shy and quiet girl. But if you know me really well then I am fun, outgoing, and a great friend. Some of my friends see me as nice, funny, caring, fun to be around, never boring, great friend and a great person.
Love and death is very meaningful to humans. Love and death are eternal, above and beyond physical entities, and extremely powerful . The poems “Death be not proud,” by E.E. Cummings, and “To My Dear and Loving Husband,” by Anne Bradstreet, are poems that explain love or death. The poems are very similar despite one being about love and the other being about death. Death and love are very comparable despite their obvious differences. Love creates a pleasant image, while death creates an eerie image. Despite the images having the opposite emotions, the meanings behind the words are very similar.. Love and death create a deeper meaning than humans can comprehend.
Giving an Account of Oneself, a compelling piece of work written by Judith Butler, digs deep into what it means to give an account of oneself and how it is nearly, if not entirely, impossible to do such an activity without becoming “a social theorist” (Butler 8). Butler states “the story of my origin I tell is not one for which I am accountable, and it cannot establish my accountability,” (Butler 37) since the story is always changing. We are not able to give our accounts as the accounts we give will always be told in different lights and we, as beings, are always changing as the norms around us change. The sense of being ties into us not being the same person we were when we came into being, and nor are we the same being as when we begin to tell the story of our origin of being. However, other notable influences, such as Levinas, believe that fully exposing our origin of being would act as a sort of “surplus” (Levinas 79) meaning those we expose our origin of being to will be so overwhelmed with the situation that we would never be able to give an account of ourselves overall. Levinas’ views coincides with Butlers’ on the topic of norms and how we will never be able to act outside of norms when he states, “the moment I realize that the terms by which I confer recognition are not mine alone… I am, as it were, disposed by the language that I offer” (Levinas 26).