I’ve had many moments that I didn’t know would change my life, but they ended up impacting me in a big way. One moment was when I applied for kindergarten at my old school. I was only three, so I had no idea how important that time would be. I ended up on the waiting list, but I got in. That school had a huge influence on me. I loved going there. I made many friends that I will have forever, and I learned so much. I had no idea that school would mean so much to me, but looking back on it, it was a huge part of my childhood. Another time was when I interviewed to get into Park. Being accepted to Park and choosing to go to this school took me on a completely different path than if I had gone somewhere else. Right now, I’m in the process of applying to high schools. I don’t know what will happen, but one moment can change everything. In the future I’m also going to have to apply to colleges. There are also other moments that changed my life. An example is when my mom signed me up for gymnastics. I didn’t know I would like it so much, but now I love it. This has had an impact on my identity and the the schools I’ve attended have too. I’m still young, so I’m going to have many times that will change my life and identity in the
My transition into high school was as easy as taking a breath. I had always found school quiet easy and I never had to put much effort into getting promising grades. Before high school I had my whole life figured out, or at least I thought I did. I had planned that I would attend a law school or major in English. After a while of being in high school I started to realize many things. My parents did not have the financial stability to send me to a law school, I was not as smart as all the other kids, little by little I began struggling with a negative mentality about myself and my future. I slowly let go of my dream of becoming a lawyer and decided to join the Health Careers Academy. Soon enough, I began to have a deep interest in the medical field but then again I continued to have the same question; how can I afford going to a medical school? I did not know much about college or what it took to get into college. I assumed I just had to have a pretty transcript and that was all it took. My self confidence began to lower as I saw how other students cruised through their high school years so effortlessly. I never wanted to ask for help because I did not want to seem “dumb”. I would bite my tongue and hold in all the unanswered questions I had. My junior year, I was having a very difficult time. I had a tight schedule which consisted of almost all AP or honors courses. I slowly began to give up because I did not believe that I could do it. I let my grades slip failing almost
There are many significant parts of my life that have had a huge impact on my personality, but there is one that has not only affected me, but has changed me for the better. My personal life changing experience was coming to America. For me, this bridge between my old life and new life is a shaky bridge that I attempted to cross and entered a whole new realm of life which changed everything. The decision about coming to America has taught me how to respect other people, be more responsible, and be more loving towards various friends and families. It has also helped me adapt to the new life that I’m about to begin. It was so unexpected. Out of nowhere my parents broke the news: “We’re going to America!” Living in a big town of Bhopal,
As a North Carolinian, I did not spend very much time dwelling on the state of West Virginia. To me, it was a state that not many people paid attention to. It kind of just did its own thing without anyone thinking twice about it. It wasn’t until when I was deciding where to go to school that West Virginia was formally introduced to me. Contacted by the Women’s Lacrosse coach, I visited and promptly fell in love with the University of Charleston but it was nothing I was expecting from West Virginia. When I began to tell people that I was going to school in WV, I was flooded with opinions. Every friend of mine I’ve told, gave me the same or similar response: “doesn’t everyone have sex with their cousins up there?” Now I would be lying if I hadn’t thought of that once or twice about it but that was only the tip of the iceberg when it came to my perceptions of the state.
Most people would say that once you go through certain things, they change you and some would say for the better and some would say for the worst. It all depends on how you look at it and if you want to learn from it or let it haunt you for the
West Virginia has always been a part of my life, although I am not a resident. When I think of the state the first things that come to mind are college, beauty, and friends. My family has had ties for many years to West Virginia. My mother attended West Virginia Wesleyan College and my relation to the state grew stronger when I chose to attend WVWC. In the past three years I have become enamored with the state and all it has to offer. The pure, wild, beauty of the state is something I will never forget. From orienteering to the top of Spruce Knob with other students in the honor’s program to white water rafting the lower Gauley River with my roommates, I have enjoyed exploring West Virginia. During my time in West Virginia I have learned more
I dropped out of high school in February of 2005. I was newly 17, and although I had never been an exceptional student, I had never planned on dropping out either. At the time, I had been placed in out-patient hospitalization. It was decided by my doctors, and parents, that this was the best course of action. They believed the stress of finishing school would interfere with my recovery. In truth, school had nothing to do with my illness. I was living with my parents in a violent and unhappy home. Being an empathetic person, I took everything around me in, and was not able to cope with my situation. I had a severe eating disorder, and was hospitalized after my second suicide attempt. After finishing my treatment I started attending G.E.D. prep courses and began working for at the South Salem Applebee’s as a hostess.
There have been many different things in my life that have helped to shape me into the person that I am today. Growing up in Akron Ohio, and living on the cities South Side near Firestone Park was one of my first shaping points. I have seen a lot of changes in the city of Akron, most of them being good.
One thing that impacted my life was coming to job corp. Job corps really has changed my life around in many ways and the way I think about everyday life. In life I have been to juvenile 2 times and to jail three times. One thing about me when I dropped out of high school I started being in the streets and not caring about life I didn’t realize all thing bad things I was doing. For a moment my own mom said she didn’t know who I was anyone because how I was living.
Being born in Yuma, Arizona and growing up in both Okinawa, Japan and Norman, Oklahoma has taught me a lot. I have learned how to not only make friends, but to adapt to my environment quickly as well. Being born in a Marine Corps family has made my life very cultured and more of an adventure than some kids should have. Growing up in different places has allowed me to mature quicker than many other kids around me. It has definitely shaped my life for the better and has taught me a lot about life. Some people may think that kids should have more of a stable home life, but my life was more of an ever changing situation than most people. Lots of people think if only I could go back in time and change something my life would be different or
People become who they are through eventful personal experiences they go through. Personal experiences help to shape people become who they would be, like a blade gaining its shape through a trial by fire. One of my most significant personal experiences had to be my immigration to the United States at the age of eight. Moving to a new country can be a big change to anyone and it was not different for me as it impacted me in the way I act today and it changed my world view.
A specific detail that effects my present day life is my parents divorce. The separation from my parents taught me how to do many tasks on my own. I learned how to take the bus as well as different forms of public transportation on my own. I became more mobile and able to see my other family members more often which caused us to become closer. Now at holidays, the celebrations are doubled up.
The environment, family, and community I have grown up in has shaped me as a person. So far, I grew up in the same house all seventeen years of my life. My personality has grown and molded over the years of middle school and high school based off the lessons I have learned and the things I’ve been through.
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.
Every time we engage with our surroundings we create an experience both consciously and unconsciously. Our live experiences whether traumatic or joyful shape who we are over time. An experience that has defined the person I am today is my journey I went through as a child traveling back and forth from the United States to Mexico as an undocumented. If a child has an impact when moving into a new house and neighborhood imagine countries. I was brought to the United States when I was two years old. When you are a baby I guess is not that great of a deal you don 't remember much. However, when you start going to school and you are already half way through first grade,