Personal Narrative: Balancing Between School And Work

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Growing up in Chester, I’m constantly underestimated, and that’s when I strive. Where I live, assumptions of the worst kind are always made, so imagine their shock when I show how exceptional I am. I'm a cool person, who enjoys having fun, but I also know when to draw the line. Like anyone else, I’ve had my fair share of phases, but I turned out alright. Balancing between school, work, and having fun is a little troublesome at times, although its senior life and I expected nothing less. Being a hard-working and dedicated individual is what helps me remain focused. Nothing in life comes easily and I learned that pretty quickly. If you want something you have to work hard, stay true to yourself and prevail. My family, friends, and teachers have all had a hand in making sure I never forget that. Not many people I know has gone to college, which makes me want to go even more. By doing so, in my own way, I think I'd be setting an example for the youth and…show more content…
That being said, me being the first, will not make me the last. I'm the oldest out of my siblings, and I know for a fact going to college would encourage them to follow in my footsteps. Not many people are encouraged to follow their dreams, so I'm grateful for being fortunate enough to have people supporting me. In life, all I want is to be able to help my family out and finally be able to give back to my community in a significant way. I've always helped out since a child, being a part of community programs, but I know I could do so much more. That’s one of many reasons I'm writing this paper. To take a step forward in the right direction encouraging other to follow my lead. This way, we could all give back. At the end of the day, all anyone ever wants is to be a better them so that they can make others better. Like a wise man once said, no not me, “The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today,” H. Jackson,
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