helped me come to terms with something that I had struggled with for 10 years. I was able to express feelings that I had bottled up inside, and discover new things about myself. I was able to develop a healthy coping mechanism and inspire others around me as well as help myself.
Throughout my life I faced a lot of challenges. I had to overcome the obstacle that was on my way. The obstacle made me stronger and made me the person who I am right now a ambitious and hardworking student. The problem shaped me up because I know that I have to work for what I want and to not depend on no one, this made me more independent. Also, I learned from my mistake and try to do better.
My mother became depressed, my father became disabled, and my brother was skipping school. I continued going to school from eight until four, which was a big relief in my life because it made me forget the hard times. My grades slowly began to decline, as well as my motivation. I gave up many opportunities such as attending New York’s number one specialized high school. I recognized my mistakes and was able to identify my failure. School was not the only place where I lacked interest in because I also slowly started to push my friends away. As a young teenager, I did not think I would ever make it to college. I became frustrated at my parents because my life was ruined and it was all their fault.
Facing a reality of my inception into an underprivileged life with small business owners for parents and siblings much older than I am, still struggling to find stability in their lives. I constantly questioned how I would turn out. I understood at a young age the perplexities of my family's struggles, that I lacked all the resources such as financial assistance, lack of insight, and encouragement from my family. Thus, leaving me ill prepared for my future and for the rest of my life to come.
I realized I am strong and resilient, and nothing is going to stop me from obtaining my goal of living a successful, interesting, effective life of my own
Unlike most people, I did not get to be a carefree child for long. Even though I always said that I could not wait to grow up, now I wish that it all did not happen so fast and early in my life. From eleven to twelve years old—that would be the period I describe as the time I had to put my big-girl pants on and face the real, cruel and unwelcoming adult world. In that time period, I can specifically pinpoint two major events that ended my childhood: my move from Russia to the United States and the birth of my baby sister Toma. To some those might not seem significant enough to change someone’s life to the extent that they changed mine; however those events molded me into the person I am today.
A life-changing event is not something to be taken lightly. Throughout our lives, we encounter many obstacles and changes, some of which bring us joy and excitement, others of which may be hard for us to handle. When I look back on my relatively short life, it may, at first, be hard for me to think of an event that has truly molded and shaped the person that I am today. I have encountered several changes, but at the time, they felt like mere speed bumps along my path. Looking back now, it is easy for me to see that these changes were not by chance, but were placed in my path to form the person that I am today.
Changing their perspective on me just because I was going through something no one should go through. Throughout the whole pain of being misjudged it brought to my attention what other perceive you as is not who you are. You do not to live your life for others but only for yourself. You can’t let peoples opinions affect your life and how you live it. It has made my change my attitude and my mind on how much I should let people get to me and how little I should truly care about how someone judges me because they don’t know me. They are living my life. They have no right to tell me how to live this crazy thing called life. Though being misjudged was painful it brought out a learning experience. It has and will always teach me to not let other people’s judgments control me and my
This experience has shown me my strengths and weaknesses. That day I learned that I am a great problem solver. I also learned my weaknesses that day. I tend to be a workaholic and sometimes I can be a perfectionist. My aspirations are to go to college and get a job that helps many people in need. I hope to work for nonprofit
Have you ever had to deal with a serious issue in your life? Maybe you have accomplished something that was challenging? Have these events ever made you realize something about yourself? For the most part, everyone has dealt with something that made them find something about themselves. The person could have won a sporting event or they could have lost a loved one. For instance, one thing that has made me realize something about myself was when my grandmother died. My grandmother, just like Maria Gatta, passed away due to cancer. She was a very important aspect of my life and when she passed it made me realize a few things about my character and life. It showed me that it is more important to remember than to forget and that I can bounce back from problems. Overall, everyone learns a lesson from all events in life, good, or bad.
I am a proud grandmother of 4 and have learned that I have a Savior, Jesus Christ. I have learned I am not a victim, but a victor.
I was able to learn how to control my mind and also understand how my beliefs influenced my life. Finally today it is vital for me to question my beliefs right from my childhood.
Last year I had a life transforming event happen. This event affected my family and how I viewed life. I made the decision on that day that I would change my career and give control of my life over to Christ. Not knowing how I would do this, I was listening to k-love like I do on most days while I driving home. They were talking about a scholarship to Colorado Christian University, after looking at the scholarship and reviewing to school website, I decided to apply for the scholarship and then I decided to go the CCSU. I also decided that I would study psychology. I then started doing research and praying about how I wanted to use my degree, I then decided with the help of prayer to become a family psychologist. I continue to learn and apply
But before I came to understand the blessings of learning the life lessons given I didn’t realize how powerful negative thoughts were that I had been playing in my mind for years. Instead, I began to give thanks for my beautiful body and everything it did for me each day. I realized had I not been through all that I had I would not have been able to become the powerful and enlightened woman I am today. That was a huge healing step for me emotionally.
The group leader engaged all members in an activity of Life Trajectory, which involved building a chart of experiences in your life that had an impacted on you good or bad. Although, in the beginning it was difficult to get going but after you get started things began to flow. The activity brought out influences in your life that you forgot about until you start thinking back through your life. After making a timeline of these activities in your life your asked to attach and emotion to the experience and rate its level. Then write an “I” statement of how it made you feel. Prior to the activity all members were told to only put down what they felt comfortable putting down, but the majority of the members included some person situations and even trauma’s they experienced throughout their lives. After everyone had completed their timelines we all took turns going examining each other’s timelines looking for themes in the person’s stories. This was a humbling experience making yourself vulnerable to others in the group. Although this was uncomfortable at first it was a good learning experience when we were able to observe what other seen in us.