A New Perspective I was incredibly excited. School was starting tomorrow. The first few days were just icebreakers, learning everyone’s names, blah blah blah. Then the real learning began. Of course, teachers started to write our lessons on the board. I started to notice a few changes in what I was seeing. The words they were writing were just...black lines! I didn’t pay much attention to it, I just asked my friends what the board said. As the year went on, it affected me more and more, especially in math. I saw a 2 as a 6, and and an A as an 8.
When I got my first job as a PT aide I met Tali, the woman who would become my mentor and confidant. She was tough as nails with bright red hair, a thick Israeli accent and arms that looked like they were sculpted out of clay. I'll admit, she was the most intimidating woman I had ever met, but she was also very sweet. I had absolutely no idea what I was getting into when I was assigned to her. She had such an unorthodox way of treating patients. It was completely bizarre but also absolutely brilliant.
Ayat AL Taii Erpelding Avid, Pr3 13 April 2016 Born and Raised in Different Country Baghdad, Iraq is where I was born and raised; I lived there for about 6 years during the most pivotal years of the war. My dad left when I was about 7 months. He went to Lebanon to live for a few years before settling in the United States. My mom took care of me and my siblings. War was going on in Iraq; people walked with a dying heart. Iraq was split into Shiite, Sunni, and Christianity. Sunni and Shiite do not have any issues with one another, but there are people who do not like the Shiites and caused civil strife between the two divisions of Islam. My family is Shiite and we do not believe in a separation between anyone because we are one, they are
It was a cold day in November as I scampered out of my Biology class, unsatisfied with the grade that I had received on my exam. I rushed to the basement of my campus’s athletic facility brimming over with frustration and quickly tossed aside my school supplies in exchange for a pair of soccer cleats and goalkeeper gloves. I threw over my grass-stained gray cotton sweatshirt, stepped outside to the bite of an approaching winter and joined my comrades in our warm-up lines. The boys were all laughing and talking about what happened over the weekend as we prepared for another practice. Being surrounded by my teammates made me forget about my worries and allowed me to disappear into the routine of physical activity. My collegiate varsity soccer
As a one year old child when my parents first moved to Stump Tavern Road in 1959 when my father was stationed at McGuire AFB, I have seen the metamorphous of Jackson from a sleepy rural township into a suburban bedroom community. After college, I chose to return to
I headed out first,swimming my way back onto land,I screamed as I felt myself get scooped out of the sea by some men and women,scared that the man in the blue car had returned. But these men and women were dressed in hazmat suits but without their helmets on. They looked over me as if they were scientists,asking me and each other several questions. I couldn't muster out any words, I was terrified, I wanted Craig to help me but I was terrified of what they would do to him. This part of the dream is very spacey and is chopped up. I hardly remember most of it. From what I can remember after they’ve finished me out of the water. They place me in this building, this building filled with children. They all looked genetically modified or something,
As both of you probably already know I have been a VERY sick man since February of this year and into the hospital 8 times for treatment. During this time my recovery was looking optimistic and I thought that I could work again. With the spirit of trying I did no more than 5 hours work before having to be shipped off to the hospital in an ambulance again. During this time my thought process was clear, turns out it was skewed and I am still unable to work. That being said it has more been a horrifying process to come to terms with being medically disabled and unable to work at 20 years old. During these months of suffering I realize I have caused this company mass suffering with me having to divert tons of my shifts due to being unable to work them.
Improvement to Come As I sat down to write how I have improved and what my weaknesses are it took forever for anything to come to mind. I kept thinking, “Well I did improve on this, but I would still consider it a weakness.” I was staring at my blank page on my laptop and my outline I did not come with any ideas. I excel at writing, and punctuation; however, I struggle in writing a thesis, comma splices, and word choices.
Stockton is my home away from home. Ever since my first undergraduate open house experience I have felt a sense of belonging on this campus. In truth, I chose to enroll at Stockton because of their engaging curriculum and hospitality. However, I stayed at Stockton because of the faculty and
This event had been the focus of my first month of work and I had contributed a great deal of pre-event preparation. The day of the event had an atmosphere of excitement as over 500 people came to walk for Multiple Sclerosis. The Kamloops & Area Chapter has one of the best attended walks in B.C.. On that day, my colleagues and I arrived to put together the event area. I was tasked with delegating jobs to the volunteers and helping them when needed. I enjoyed this type of task as it allowed me to interact with a new type of audience and it was very hands on. Throughout this term and through experiences with the volunteers, I saw how crucial volunteers are to NGOs. These individuals invest their own time to help out with a cause they care about. They bring an energy and passion that drives our
All or Nothing Pulling into the parking lot was a lot more nerve racking than I thought. I could feel my body shaking from head to toe; trying to remind myself to take deep breaths. This was the first time I wasn’t playing in the game, and I had anxiety just
After I submitted the last journal, I feel very motivated and I was extremely ready for a more progressive approach towards reducing my risk factor. Surprisingly, I went to a birthday party on Sunday, March 19 at 5 pm. I did not do well at the party because I ate two slices of cake, fried chicken, and cookies as well. I did not count my calories neither did I reduce the amount of sugar consumed. As a result, I felt horrible after leaving the party, and I could not believe that I consumed a large amount macronutrients. Moreover, I need the discipline to maintain a healthy body and to reduce my risk factor. The following Monday to Thursday after the party, I ate a large salad, and an apple every day. I drink plenty of water to hydrate my body
Valerie, you and I seem to be opposites in our dominant and weak functions. Personally, I believed that thinking was my dominant function while feeling was my weakest. I have a tendency to try and gather as many facts as I can about a given situation and based on what
Wooden beams opened up the lofty ceiling to reveal rustic chandeliers. A marble fireplace swallowed the far wall, etched with imposing Shakespearean words. Everything was foreign; in the sea of suits too nice to be worn by 17-year-olds, my dress and heels took on an alien quality. The only women in the room were the ones standing beside me. The only people of color were the ones standing beside me. Indeed, the only public school kids were the ones standing beside me. This was Southern Bell, one of the most exclusive debate tournaments in the country. A tournament, I was informed on several occasions, I was lucky to even be attending.
Today, I am no longer in contemplation stage of reducing my risk factor.I am in the preparation stage because I am getting my workout gears ready for exercising. I cannot start exercising until I meet with my doctor because I have a slipped disk in my lumbar region of my spine. After my doctor visit and the exercise that I selected in my previous journal, he will let me know if I am ready to exercise. On the other hand, I am in the action stage with my diet and nutrition. I reduce the amount of sugar and starchy foods from my diet. I am consuming lots of fruits and vegetables as well as white meat. I try very hard to eat three meals each day and drink plenty of water. I really feel better about taking time out to be