In our lives, many events impact us, but, everyone has one situation that is most important to them. One of the most influential events in my life would be when I joined the East Ascensions Advanced Chorus. I enjoyed practicing and performing in class, concerts, musicals and other events, but I enjoyed being with my choir members more. Joining the choir had such an impact on me because I eventually stepped out my comfort zone for the first time, I no longer felt like I did not fit in and gained the self-confidence I always wanted. I never imagined myself joining my school's choir or any school organization. In high school, I was not a highly social person, so trying out for the choir was a huge step out of my comfort zone. It was the second to last week of sophomore year on a Tuesday afternoon in American history. In the row farthest from the door, I sat in the desk behind my best friend Korina, waiting for the dismissal bell. While so, the afternoon announcements were on, they included information athletics, clubs, and deadlines. For some reason, the choir tryouts sparked my interest. Although choir sounded like it would be something I’d enjoy and would like to do, I never saw myself trying out. I thought about choir tryouts for a couple of days and came to the decision that I’d try out; it was time for a change in my life. I asked my best friend Korina if she would accompany me at choir tryouts considering I was a tad bit nervous. Having a well-tuned voice never crossed
In conclusion, I was able to express myself, relate to my peers, and make many memorable experiences. All of these things helped shape the person I am today. However, not all experiences were pleasant. During the sixth grade all state choir, a girl fell down and started having seizures. I did not know who she was; I had never met her. Nevertheless, I felt curiously concerned for her wellbeing. I will never forget that experience. After the incident, we had a closer
On September 6, 2017, I were documented for an incident that involved a University Housing policy violation. I was charged with violating the University Housing Alcohol 1.2 policy. With my violation, came consequences. I met with The Residence Conduct Coordinator to discuss my actions and came to the conclusion that I would have to schedule a meeting with The Campus Alcohol and Drug Education Center (CADEC) and with that, a reflection paper.
With a degree in Vocal Performance from UNCG I can finally take those steps to turn a child’s fantasy into a young adult’s ambition. The accredited vocal professors at UNCG will equip me with the tools I need to succeed in my profession and achieve my every whim throughout my lifetime. During my time at UNCG, I will make connections, both personal and professional, that I can call on throughout my life. I can’t begin to imagine where my path will take me, what career I’ll choose to follow, or even where in the world I’ll end up, but I know that the only way I can find any of that out is following my heart at
Even so, when I auditioned for high school choir, I was crying and shaking so much I barely got a note out. By some work of God, I placed out of the freshman choir
Many are raised and taught by their parents certain morals and values to live by. As a young boy, I had been educated to take action and work for things myself. My parents strongly stressed that I learn to become independent in order to get ahead in life. At the time, I had never been put in such a position in which my actions had no impact whatsoever. In my own universe, I believed that I, a young boy, was the center of all attention, the most significant factor of my environment. For example, I learned through elementary school, that only I was able to improve and maintain my grades, solely through dedication and perseverance. Through sports, I was able to learn that to exceed, I, myself, must practice often and be determined to become faster and stronger. I could not rely on others to magically improve my intelligence nor physicalities. By relying on others, it could potentially make you weak and useless on your own. Applying this work ethic into the real world, I was able to get throughout my elementary life without any signs of stress nor hopelessness.
For an organizational analysis of my current context, I decided to select Option A: Adizes: Focus on Organizational Lifecycle. Everything has a lifecycle, from geological formations to people, societies, and civilizations. Of course, organizations, too, go through different stages – they grow, change, and then, they disintegrate. Even though none of this comes as a surprise to anyone, yet some organizations and their leadership may not be ready to embrace the change and still be sustainable and efficient. As Ichak Adizes boldly suggests in his book, "The challenge of leadership on any level – individual, family, organization, and society – is to change continuously and, nevertheless, always remain together" (1999, 9). As organizations go through different stages, each time they are presented with the peculiar challenges. In many cases, new difficulties cannot be resolved with the old methods and attitudes. Without abandoning their old customs, organizations can be at risk to stagnate or even fall apart as they advancing through numerous transitions. The majority of organizations would encounter similar lifecycle stages; however, they would need to develop certain abilities in order to advance forward in the lifecycle.
A struggle that I had was being influenced/following others. It all started one happy winter morning it was Valentine’s Day, I had been getting ready to go to school. I had just finished writing all my Valentine's last night for my classmates. I was in a rush, so they all said the same exact thing. I believe it was something along the lines of have a great day, here’s a lollipop. It was a picture of me holding holding out my hand and a real lollipop that my mom had punched through the paper to give it that 3D vibe.
Today, November 16, 2016, my perspective altered drastically. The hot humid air of Honduras made my skin sticky and my hair damp. The sun beat down on me as if I sat in an inescapable sauna. Houses made of tin and cinder blocks flew past us as the police escorted us to the clinic. 10 minutes later my dad and I reached the clinic and gratefully exited the bus and rushed inside. “Ahhhhh...air conditioning! What a blessing!” I thought. We expected 10-15 patients to come to our dental chair to get their dental work done for their mission papers. I look around at the church gym, full of rickety makeshift dental operatories. The stark white walls, the dusty tan floor, and the porous off-white ceiling engulfed me entirely. My heart beat out of my chest as I felt completely inadequate for the tasks lying ahead of me. Patients began filling the church bench, which acted as a waiting area. Each patient shared a timid smile, offered to speak their best english if possible, and expressed their gratitude for us coming to their country to serve them. Even though Spanish is not my first language, I knew how to speak kindness. Gratitude knows no language barrier. I finished setting up our tools, chairs, and trays for our first patient. Giddy and anxious, I raised the lime green flag high above my head signaling for a patient. Almost immediately after raising the flag my stomach plummeted further, I’m nervous again! Why am I so nervous? Pull it together Cambrie! This is the fifth day of
In December 12th , 2014 , we were in church listening to the pastor preach about helping others. After church we talked to the pastor about taking up for the homeless people in Anderson County. Instead of having church that night the whole church came with us to give them the stuff. I like that i help the homeless people. One of the people that we help was cry like a baby because she was so happy to see use.The little thing we did make them happy. They look like they were going to cry. The homeless were delighted to see the stuff we gave them. I could hear the sound of happiness in the room because they were laughing. The room was as happy as a child with it’s mother.
This past year has been a learning experience that has led me to where I am today, attending Citrus. I graduated from Glendora High School in May of two-thousand sixteen with the intention of moving away to school and attending the University of Arizona; however, within the week post-graduation I decided it would be in my best interest to take some time away from the books. I love education and every ounce of learning. My school work, grades, and attendance have always been a top priority, but I began to feel as if I was a car running out of gas, I knew that if I went into my freshman year at a university with the mindset I had and the drive I was lacking, I probably would not be very successful nor would I get very far. For me to figure out myself and where I desire to be a break was needed from not only school, but also this town. Unfortunately, my gap year wasn’t filled with any crazy stories of finding myself while lost backpacking or traveling, but it was filled with personal growth amidst new coworkers, a newer environment, and a boyfriend as well as some family. I moved to Arizona anyhow and that is where I did most of my recent growth. Now you’re probably wondering how I landed myself back in Glendora, a question I now have the confidence to answer. Arizona was great, I love it, and it holds such a large part of my heart however I could not muster up an ounce of motivation to go back to school. I felt too comfortable with what I had and feared going back with
Writing is like a fine wine, it only improves with age. Through this semester I have meticulously learned the art and appreciations of writing. Over the long semester, I have improved through long sleepless nights. Which in fact were worth it in the very end, upon receiving my grade through the last 3 essays. My last essays that have enhanced my knowledge of writing of summarizing an article, defending a claim, and an op-ed piece. I’ve ultimately used my writing to not only learn, but also to critique and analyze my works, and use them to successfully thrive in this class.
Every student deserves the best chance at getting the highest level of education they can, however, some students need a little extra support that others may not. A student, Axel, who is currently in my classroom has had a hard time keeping his focus and is often avoidant when it comes to his work. It has become clear that his avoidance becomes a distraction to the whole class. His behaviors currently include but are not limited to: rolling around on the floor during rug lessons, yelling across the room, walking around the room talking to friends, sharpening his pencil five or more times throughout the day, asking to go to the bathroom at inappropriate times, spending fifteen to twenty minutes in the
In this world everything happens for a good reason but the result of everything that happens in our life is not a joyful. In order to find happiness and joy in this world even in the most sad or lowest point of the chapter in our life, we have to pay attention to the universe in the present moment. The universe has voice and it tells us the truth, so for us to find happiness we need to pay attention to the universe at that moment to find the true reason behind everything. The true reason behind everything that happens in our life brings us peace. The major focus of the teachings of the Buddha in Life of Buddha, the book of Ecclesiastes, and The Alchemist is the need to exist in and pay attention to the universe at the present moment in
Many governesses before Maria considered the von Trapp children to be incorrigible. They hated the children for the mischief that they do and the children hated the governesses in return. Hate begets hate.