A time that my hard work paid off was last semester in Trigonometry. This might sound minor or even insignificant compared to other events; however, I had to work hard. I have always been a straight A student who excelled in math and science. However, when I got into this class it became a challenge. Before heading into this class, several people told me not to enroll into this class with this specific teacher. However, I needed this class therefore I continued with it. The teacher had challenged me, and I now had to fight for a good grade. By taking this class and passing it with a B, and even though it was not an A, I still worked harder than ever.