After Every Storm, the Sun Will Smile I did not even have the power to wipe away the rain drops as they slid down my face. I was too mesmerized by the world below me. All I could do at that moment in time was watch everything I had ever known be demolished. That was the day it hit me, making me understand what life was about. As I stood high above the rest of the world on a bank, in my pink little rain boots, I had realized that it was time to grow up. There is a fundamental difference between childhood and adulthood. Some differences are obvious: height, life experience, intellectual knowledge, but these are only superficial differences. The fundamental difference between children and adults is how we view the world, our community, and life as a whole. In most cases, it takes just that one life changing event to fulfill the transformation from child to adult. This was mine. As I watched my tiny town of Margaretville drown under a flooding river, my fourteen year old self, who was devastated and confused, looked up at my father and asked, “Why?” It was the only thing I could manage to say. “It is Hurricane Irene, Honey” I remember him saying. Who was this Irene and why was she punishing my innocent town, were the questions that ran through my mind. I would soon learn how this was a natural disaster, Hurricane Irene of 2011, and there was nothing my little self could do about it, at least not alone. The river running directly through Margaretville creates a source of life
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Adults learn the things different than a child. Grown up person has its own knowledge, relationships and values that influence how they behave and experience a new things. (Alex Lowy, Phil Hood, 2011)
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In times of emergency, life and death, and tragic despair, people often are reminded of the umbrella of stress that hangs over us. With such a world people live in today, at times its common to be caught up in the minor details of life; rather than enjoying the beauty of it all. Almost everyday, we live in a sheltered life, hidden away in our communities, just trying to skate by. But there are sometimes moments that occur in a lifetime, where that sheltered routine, that is so ingrained in our minds, is taken upon differently. August 29, 2005, day one of hurricane Katrina; this date, is one that is permanently ingrained in thousands of citizens of New Orleans. On this day, people have seen family members drown, houses destroyed, as well as
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It was Tuesday morning; I was 15 at the time. Didn’t have a care in the world, and as I was off to school I couldn’t have even imagined what was about to happen. As I lazily walk to Computer studies, and other students start to begin there day I notice that it was oddly peaceful, there was noise but it wasn’t abrupt; it was cloudy but the clouds were sitting still, as if bracing for impact. “The calm before the storm.” as my Grandparents would put it, how those words rung true.
Common App Essay Prompt: Discuss an accomplishment or event, formal or informal, that marked your transition from childhood to adulthood within your culture, community, or family. My heart was pounding, my hands were shaking, and tears were pouring down my cheeks. I was completely alone and having a panic attack in the middle of the Chicago O'Hare airport, because my flight to La Guardia got mixed up and I was stranded. While I was trying to keep snot from dripping out of my nose, I came to the realization that I was not a child anymore, my parents weren't there to fix all my problems. I had dealt with anxiety for the majority of my life, and though I was finally medicated for it, it didn't make anything easier.
I felt a chill run through my body as I stood outside my car and watched the hazy water continuously rush over the sea wall and into the street. I began to step back as the water crept closer to the car’s tires. The water carried debris from boats and homes; I saw a broken bike tire drift and eventually grasp onto a metal pole which had once been a fishing rod. The three big sail boat docks had broken free and now drifted out of the Pine Orchard Harbor and onto the Ruwe’s front lawn and behind the tennis courts; I was afraid that the abandoned paddle boards would do the same. The road was filled with about six feet of water; Ms. Molly was kayaking in the blockaded road. Mr. and Ms. Quinn had stumbled outside his stout home to see how much damage Hurricane Irene had really accomplished overnight. This was the first glimpse I had had at her destruction after spending two days in my powerless home. I heard my parents speaking to Mr. Quinn in hushed voices saying that we were in the eye of the storm. As the wind began to pick up, my mother ordered my family to return to the GMC. My stomach churned as the nausea rose inside of me. I climbed back into my car.
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Adolescence is the transitional period in a persons life time that links childhood and adulthood. The factors that influence development during adolescence include genetic/biological and environmental/social. There are many developmental issues that take place during the transition from an adolescent to a young adult. The issues of emerging adulthood(18-25) are characterized by new experiences, experimentation, exploration as well as new developmental tasks.
At the age of seven, Al and his family moved to Port Huron, Michigan. Al was diagnosed with a developing brain fever and would eventually become deaf. After moving, Al was sent to school in a one-room schoolhouse. He was distracted easily and always asked off-topic questions. Mr. Crawford, Al’s strict teacher, thought Al had to be punished for his disruptiveness; his mother decided to homeschool him. Becoming homeschooled gave Al much more freedom and in his basement, Al put together his first “laboratory”.
As a life is lived, a person will experience two stages in their life and that is childhood and adulthood. A person’s childhood is filled with joy, toys, and laughter. You can think of your childhood as the golden years of your life because that is when you discover your personality. In elementary school, we were allowed to take naps and have recess every day. When we were kids, we could not wait to grow up to be adults because we thought it was way cooler. We thought since we got told “no” that being an adult was going to be better. As we reach the stage of adulthood, we find that being an adult is not so great after all. Being an adult means bills, a job, and no more naps. The childhood stage is better than the adulthood stage because you do not have to worry about debt, you get to take naps, and you do not have to work to support yourself.