Just recently, I found out I was moving to another state. Knowing I have to leave everything behind was awful. I was halfway through eighth grade, starting the second semester, and I was doing great. My grades were all A’s and I was happy there with all my friends, Amber, Marianna, and Makayla. Our house was decent, my sister and I both had our own rooms anything I would ever wish for. My dad had been promoted to another job, where he was going to get paid more than what he was currently earning. It was an amazing opportunity for my family. I was glad for my dad, but I still felt bad for myself.
There are many obstacles that you are faced in life. One of my biggest fences in my life is being short. I am not that tall and it effects me in all the sports that I am in. Being short may not seem like a major issue, but it can create many challenges in my life. This is not something that I can change about myself therefore it is hard to overcome. This affects me the most in the sports that I play.
I was upset at my parents for taking us to this new place that we knew nothing about. I let them know that I didn’t like what they were doing by how I acted. Every time the move came up in conversation I would pout and act angry, but there was no way to change the fact that we had moved. Once we got here life started quickly. School began not to long after we moved, which didn’t give me much time to make friends. The first week of school felt like an eternity because I didn’t know English and anyone. Then I started to make friends and feel more comfortable. After that everything became normal. I forgot about how much I missed my country and started to enjoy living in New York with my new
When I was a child, most of the stories or situations I have been through was, mostly, my dad hitting me and my parents fighting constantly; so pretty much I did not really grew up watching Barney, traveling to places, and going to Disneyland often. I thought I would have to live like this for the rest of my academic life, but one day around the age of eight, my dream came true. My parents had enough of each other, so they went their own ways; even though, I was glad that I do not have to life miserably anymore, I was not. I thought that everything would settle down and live a calm life with my mom, but as a result, I ended up raising my two siblings. My dad left the house, my mom was in her own world, and I had to watch my siblings. I thought my parents divorce would benefit me, but all it did was for me to not live as an eight-year-old would. I thought that my dream of going to a great university and becoming a Physician Assistant came crashing down. A couple weeks later, my dad came back and long-story short, my siblings and I had to go hang out with my dad for
I've been living in the same apartments for over 10 years. My family was very accepting when it came to what I needed and how I felt. Whenever I required school supplies, clothes, or even something unimportant as toys they made sure that I always had them. They saw that I was prospering at school both in knowledge and social skills so they rewarded my achievements. I was thought to make school a priority and that they would worry about the rest. I never had any worries as a child but as I got older I understood that they made many sacrifices as a whole family of immigrants so that they could shield me from the hardships. I am very thankful in that I hold no grudges, horrible memories, burdens, or regrets from my childhood. They instilled the idea that within time and with hard work I could accomplish anything. Along with them my neighbor-hood also impacted me by introducing me to people that I now call friends and family who have shaped who I am through their experiences. From my childhood to know I have seen them grow, change, move on, or pass away in the apartments that I’ve lived in. Change is what I've grown to accept due to father time leaving some behind while some got ahead.This change was present through seeing friends lose themselves to, change of schools, drugs, alcohol, a negative mindset, and even
Public education systems in the United States of America are damaging and inadequate to the children of today. It was 2011 when I moved to the United States of America, I went to George Washington High School. During that time, school seemed to be the only place where I could learn English and become successful in America, but it turned out to be the most horrible experience in my life. I needed to get up every single morning and walk to school twenty-five minutes because they did not provide school buses to get the students to and from school. Through the school year, I went to school with no interest or enthusiasm. One teacher that I had for English class, would yell at her students and slam the door if someone annoyed her. It will get to the point when the security guards would come, and she would lock the door with us in the classroom and did not unlock the door until they left. What was sad about this situation that nobody could do anything about her. After a few month of school, my counselor assigned me a Russian-speaking class, that I did not need since I knew how to speak the Russian language. My schedule was changed three
America is in the midst of one its greatest crises. This problem is affecting all fifty states and all levels of society. This current crisis is America’s failing education system. The United States has fallen behind many other developed nations when it comes to the quality of our children’s education. A good, strong education had been a crucial part of the American dream, so then why is that this problem is being ignored and allowed to continually worsen? School districts across the county are dealing with problems like lack of funding, low teacher salary, teachers unions, increasing class sizes, and failing test scores. A solution to these problems will not be easy. It will require the cooperation of federal, state, and local
At a young age, having all four of my grandparents die was crushing. One in front of me, two by suicide and one to cancer. In the second grade when my dad went to rehab, not only eroding our relationship, but also tearing apart my family. As a result, during my third grade year, sleep was rare due to the echoing fighting that I would hear in the adjacent room. Meanwhile this lack of sleep only made school worse. Being called a “retard” because dyslexia made it a pain in the ass to read. This fearful environment slowly began to embed anxiety into my young self. Now that my family was begging to get tired of my hometown in Arizona, we packed our bags and moved to San Diego. In 6th grade is where I got into my first fist fight in the middle school locker room, where Mr. Beckley had to break us apart. Only giving me the “new kid” a bad reputation to some, but respect to others. The ones who began to give me respect, would only bring me down further than I already was. On to my later years in middle school where I was diagnosed with depression and anxiety. Witch felt like a constant rain cloud over me at all times, where the weight of my bed sheets was too much to handle. Therefor causing more chaos in my family. This would give myself an almost constant knot in my throat ready to break down and cry at any part of the day. But like any story, there's light at the end of the tunnel. No matter how long it seems or how dark it gets, there is... Going into my freshman things
We all had to relate to the new neighbors, schools, and state in general. We ain’t really have much when we moved so we had to make the best of what we got. Not having a lot caused some rifts between us but it made us have a stronger bond in the end. Being raised in an environment that was little but so loving than moving to a different environment that was big but not as loving shaped me tremendously as a person. After going through all of that I realized that there is always going to be something better whether it is a car or a house, but you can’t be happy until you love what you got. Once I realized that I became a better person in all ways whether it was how I treat my mother or how I handle stressful
leave my friends and go to a new school. When we move to the new house I had to get use to it and I did, and now I like living
While living in Oak Forest my life was as simple as it could be, I had many friends and family there with me so I always was able to do fun activities with my friends. School was very simple and easy, I didn't have much homework and I had a good amount of friends there. I was very content with my life at the time, then it happened. My mother tells us that we are moving to Orland Park which I couldn't believe. The only bright side I could see of the situation was that I knew some friends from Orland Park so that meant that I wouldn't be all alone. Other than that I was devastated, I was leaving the place where I've spent 13 years of my life in, the only home I've ever known so of course there are going to be emotions all over the place for everyone in my family.
What is life? Life consists of experiences, challenges, and achievements; all of which are building blocks that essentially create ones path to success. In one’s lifetime they can experience tough and difficult challenges. Sometimes these challenges become unbearable, especially when the odds are against you. However, going against all odds is something everyone is capable of doing, and to overcome these challenges everyone needs to have a “never quit” attitude in life. If we develop it, we'll overcome quite a bit.
I believe that life is a learning experience and being able to recognize our own strengths and weaknesses can help us become better individuals in anything we choose to do, whether it is positive abilities and skills that can help achieve our goals or negative personal areas that need improvement. Knowing yourself and what you can do, can help you recognize and overcome your weaknesses.
One of my personal experiences that I had was when my family decided to move from New Jersey to Florida. I never planned on moving with them but my mother basically forced me into moving with them. It wasn’t really all that moving stuff because the new house was actually pretty nice, it was just I had all my friends there and I was doing well in school. Nothing I said convinced my mother so after a week of packing we was off to Florida. The first week being there was a horrible week. Nothing was going right for me, I missed the school bus for a whole week, dropped my milk on my new shoes, and tripped over nothing in lunch. It was just trying to move back but parents always have this life lesson speech about trying to make new friends and try to get used to being here until we move again. It’s been about a month since we moved to Florida and I met about zero friends but I got used to living here since I’ve found something that interested me as an after school hobby and that was fishing. There’s barley any lakes or ponds in New Jersey so fishing wasn’t really something you do as a time waster. I usually fished right after I got home but on that day it was rainy and it wasn’t really a good time to fish so I just decided to practice my free shots until it started raining hard. I think I was outside for about 20minutes and suddenly a couple kids from my new school asked if they can shoot
Life is something that requires a considerable amount of physical and mental effort. Some are fortunate enough to have everything prepared for them. Such as some are born into money; some come across good fortune yet most work hard from the start to get some where in the world. It just all depends on how you were brought into this world. For some people, life is full of stress and hardships. That’s how life was for someone very dear to me. He had it difficult from the start. However he chose not to let life get him down. When life gave him lemons, he made lemonade.