Learning Journal Four Introduction This final week of LED 480 class can be best described as a goal setting week. This past week’s main lesson learned was mostly about preparation. This week’s lessons allowed me to conduct an honest self-evaluation and shed light on my current progress, evaluate the things
Rolling with the Tide Have you ever been so desperate for something that you modify your motive in its entirety? Throughout my life I’ve found myself placed in this frightening situation multiple times; the most confusing of which would be what I’ve endured this year. People in their 20s have it
Today's society has changed so much over time. Growing up as a kid I didn't get to experience some of the activities kids now get to do. Once you think about it the generation we live in today is so advanced it doesn't even compare to how it was ten years ago. In my youth age I spent a lot of time socializing with my family and my siblings. The way I grew up and what I got to experience is what shaped me as a person today.
A New Change. My Mom and I are on our way home on a late Sunday afternoon from shopping and soon getting ready for a great family dinner. We call my grandparents, “Hello! How are you doing honey?” They say to my mother as they don’t know I’m in the car and listening.
I was in the 7th grade and I was only 12 years old when my parents told me that we were going on a cruise. I was so excited and I could not wait to go. I asked them “ WHEN ARE WE GOING “, they said we leave in 2 months, and those were the longest 2 months of my life. Finally 2 months had past and we were finishing up packing the night before we left, I was so happy and excited that i could barely do anything.
I was a flightless bird trapped in a cage, wings clipped and song subdued. I had no distinct purpose, nor was I understood. Home was a prison, not for the insane, but definitely for the emotionally abused. My voice was constantly being shut out; only the people who wanted to hear my words were listening. Despite the words wishing to come out, I found myself unable to speak them. Regardless, I found myself in a place of understanding, of hope, and of insight. My mother was the light that guided me through the endless darkness. Only when she was gone, did I truly find my voice again.
Five Plus One (The Lies We Tell) Dear Aspen, Every story has a beginning and ending. I think ours deserves one too. We began with a lie. I told you one more lie, too, before you left. In all honesty, we’ve been living in a world of lies for far too long, so I wanted you to know at least one truth. I’m sorry; I’m going about this the wrong way. Let me start again.
A World Divided: The Day It All Changed There is pain and there is heartbreak, and on a beautiful summer day in August 2015, I discovered just that. Nothing could have prepared me for the dramatic turn my life was about to take. The life-altering day that my parents decided to separate changed me forever, but broadened my understanding of inner strength and the importance of independence.
The Changing It was a scorching June day when I rose around 10 o’clock, like any regular teenager would do. I stumbled down the stairs into the living room where my mom would usually be when I woke up, but she was not there. I called her and she would not pick up the phone and that is when I started to get worried. Finally after about 10 minutes of waiting for my mother to call me back, she did and she told me that my grandma had had a stroke and was in the hospital. I could not believe what I was hearing. I’m not a huge emotional person, but I could feel my voice starting to crack so I quickly hung up the phone.
Beyond that, this is a really tricky puzzle. With the dilemma of the switch which changes the tracks, I would be indirectly killing one person to save five people. However, when pushing a bigger person off a bridge, I am directly killing him (let’s be real: I’d also go to prison for doing that).
There something very odd about today. I don’t know whether it’s to do with the heat, my bank balance, the future or working tomorrow, but there is something funny about today. It’s as if I should be still in bed or looking at the four walls in the living room waiting for gloom to appear like some genie from a bottle with heaps of bad news. Then I realize that it is Monday and for the past 5 weeks I have been working on a Monday and since that I ‘m not working today, that’s probably why today seems strange, empty and clammy.
Trying new things have always intrigued me. From new foods, to exploring unfamiliar places, or to a new taste in music I’m always up for a new adventure. This is why I asked, “Why not?” when my friend requested that I listen to a new band called Why Don’t We.
When Reality Exceeds Expectations Here comes high school’s senior year. All the stress accompanying deadlines, standardized tests, and deciding my future, has arrived. After being able to maintain efficient grades throughout my high school career, I am faced with my greatest obstacle yet. I must choose my next destination from thousands of colleges. First, I ought to narrow my options. Knowing, although not completely confident, that I will major in computer engineering, I start to search deeper for colleges that offer this program. Wanting to stay close to home, I cross out colleges based on distance. Believing that my biggest motivation is getting the best education, I delve deeper into my research and start to find top rated colleges. I finally
Change is inevitable and constant, even if we believe that at this moment we are finally the person we will be for the rest of our lives. As we embarked on this journey a few short months ago, how could we possibly know the changes that would occur in our everyday reasoning and thinking? These changes are not just isolated to the last few months; I personally have seen an unexpected growth in myself over the past couple of years. These changes are more evident in the capacities covered in this self-evaluation.
I have recently gone through a positive paradigm shift about my race. A paradigm is something that you believe is true, and a paradigm shift is when you change that belief on a topic. Both of these can be positive or negative. When I was younger, I was never proud of my Asian background, and usually embraced my Italian side. One reason was probably because there were few Asians around where I lived or at my school. Many students at my elementary school thought traditional Asian food and culture was bizarre, so I agreed with them, although I didn’t on the inside.