Person Persistence Narrative

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Personal Persistence Narrative When I was younger I thought I knew everything I have put myself in situations that have not always been the best for me. Thinking that I was grown up, thinking I could do everything on my own with no one’s help. But with persistence and courage I overcame the obstacles with more maturity, grace and a better understanding of who I am and what I was meant to do. When I was 17 I dropped out of high school a semester before graduation. I thought I knew what I was doing, that school just wasn’t for me. I’ve been working since I was 14 and I did very well for several years. I was moving up at the company I was working at the time. I felt as I thought I made the right choice. I was in touch with friends of mine from school and all of them were going to college. I never really thought about going back to school. So by the time I hit 21 years old I thought to myself that I needed to get my life straighten out. I decided to force myself to go back to school and get my GED at least. So I studied and studied and in one try I passed the GED test. After that I felt like I accomplished something very important to me and my parents. But off course after I got my GED I went back to just working and lost the persistence I had in going to school. So 4 years passed since I got my GED and thought that this can’t be all for me and there was something I was meant to do. That’s when I decided that I needed a future where I had a career so I went to ITT Technical Institute to check it out and now almost 2 years later I’m about to graduate. So I guess you can say there were a lot of obstacles in my life and even though I lost my persistence for a little I gained it back. Some common obstacles faced by college students, working adults, and families. To start off I was say money. Tuition costs are rising at alarmingly high rates. Couple that with
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