After a difficult year in seventh grade, I was going into eighth grade nervous since all of my friends that were with me for most of my school life parted ways with me and I felt all alone going into eighth grade that year. When eighth grade year started it was still difficult for me to feel comfortable since I don’t have much of close friends anymore and I was still being made fun of by some people and I took jokes very personally that year. I would also feel very different between certain days, sometimes I would feel confident while other days I’ll feel like nobody likes me and be so down on myself. Soon though I managed to get used to how eighth grade was like and even though I still didn’t have as many friends years prior I was now starting
Most people have some sort of experience or memory that has had a profound impact on their life. A parent passed away, a competition was won, or an obstacle was faced. My most impactful experience is much simpler, yet just as important as these moments. Summer camp. I know, it does not sound like anything big, but my years at a small summer camp in Maine made me who I am today.
To choose one memorable time in my life is not an easy task. There are many occasions in my life that stand out, many even prepared me to be the woman I am today. One of those moments, the day my daughter was diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. That day was my first lesson in patience and fueled my ability in research. Yes, I admit I was very nervous and concerned. I educated myself by reading numerous books. You could even go as far as to say I was obsessed with everything I heard and read about ADHD. I wanted to become knowledgeable and not just take the word of others.
My 9th grade year was definitely something to remember. In the beginning it was kind of hard because I’ve always struggled in math, but I always had enjoyed history and I was very excited to take AP Human Geography. However, the class didn’t exactly go as planned. It happened to be my worst class, and the class I struggled with the most. About a month into school, one of my mom’s best friends who previously had cancer, got cancer again. It was really hard on all of us, but it was so sad to see him in the hospital, although he did look better at that time.
My life is so eventful, all have so much meaning. My first colossal birthday party. Also when my mom and dad got a divorce, and the best one is when my dad said that he was gonna adopt me. They all have a lot of meaning no matter how cliché they are. No matter how bad these events can get, they made me who I am, so I love each and every one.
The most memorable event in my life was when we moved out from Russia to a country that changes lives and is known as a dream land called the United States of America. When we sat on the airplane that was going toward the United States in August of 2004, we knew our lives are going to be changed in the way we always wanted them to. After twelve years of not going to school and being discriminated by Russian citizens, this moving to a new country was the most amazing, not just in my life generally, but for my entire family as well.
Everyone has an event in their life that helped changed them in some way or stood out to them in some type of way in their life. Rather if it is, something like a birth of a child, a death of a family member or even receiving a job. A significant event in my life and helped me grow as a person was when I decided to pack up and move to Houston, Texas. My move to Texas may have been short but in that short period it helped me to grow to be more independent and to provide for myself and much more. When I made the moved to Texas, I moved with family members that I knew but I was not close with it.
The time that we moved to Westcliffe, Colorado. I always remember the times when my parents talked about coming out to Colorado. They said it was a place where they always felt good, especially my mom. Most of the time when we were back there, I remember that my mom was sick in bed, because of the heat and humidity. It made her really sick, but when she came out here, she always felt much better. That was one of the main reasons, why we moved here, because my dad knew that mom would feel better here in higher elevation. So when the day came, I was glad we moved somewhere else.
The schools were small and there wasn’t much diversity. Kids used to make fun of me for my name or color and it got so bad that we had to go to the principal. He had our whole class switch lunches so were with kids our age instead of the older ones bullying us. The other kids would spread rumors about me, because I was a vegetarian or because we lived in our hotel which had an attached “house” to it. They wouldn’t include any of the younger kids and if I stood up to them they would tell on me. I don’t let other students push me around now. I am who I am. I can’t change that and I won’t. When I moved here in 4 grade, I was still bullied occasionally, but I had good friends who stuck by my side and still do. I want to be the person others were to me through those rocky
One thing i knew about me back then was that i wasn´t that hard to get along with because i barely talked and i was always shy so that made people talk to me. The shy girl always have someone come talk to them and try to be their friend and that´s how i met another girl who i called my best friend and her name was Irene. Me and Irene was so close just after a few weeks and i started going around the corner to her house after school and i will stay over there all the time, even on school nights. She was so unique in some way because she had like red sandy brown hair and her skin was like caramel syrup and she had so many freckles on her face, she was just different to me. I also realized every elementary school i went to their was always a group of females that just didnt like me for some reason. I thought it was because i was so quiet but when i finally talked i came off so aggressive. I changed so much during these times because everything in elementary school was dramatic and all the kids made something so small into something so big back then. A girl could push you and that will be a fight or somebody will say one smart comment and that would be a argument and thats what i mean so dramatic because now im older and i just shrug everything
Then my family moved Yorktown, Indiana the summer before my 4th grade year and I started attending a public school. I only made two friends that year and I was bullied for everything from where I moved from to the kind of shoes I wore. I made very few more friends through 5th and onto 6th and 7th grade and dealt with more bullying. Towards the end of my 8th grade my English teacher who I adored made the class split up into groups and then preform a scene from Romeo and
I would have to say that the most significant event in my life that has and will affect my
An event that shaped my life would definitely be becoming a lifeguard. Becoming a lifeguard shaped my life by not only teaching me how to save a life but also making me a more responsible person. To be completely honest in the beginning I was scared and wasn’t sure if I could do it even though I knew I am a good swimmer I still didn’t think I would be good enough.
Those early years in school were definitely the best because everything seemed so easy for me. That ability to understand and retain information easily would end up taking me far later in my school career. Those after-school moments with my mom are a key part in my life as well, and also prepared me for school in the social aspect. Those years are now faint in my memory, but ever-present in my soul and
There was one point in my life that I remember more than most, and this is because it was a big change for me. I had to move in with my grandmother for originally five months, which ended up turning into seven. My house got redone when I was seven years old, so my mother and I stayed with my grandmother for that time being. I did not like staying there for many reasons, such as: her house was far from my school, I could not have many play-dates with my friends, and I just wanted to be back home. Although, there were also good reasons that came with staying there because I ate excellent food and was able to spend more time with my family. This change made a younger me understand how certain changes could shift the way people think.