Personal Essay: My Journey Into The Military

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When I first found out I wouldn’t be graduating, it was an Eye Opener for me. I had no clue what I would do, Consequently, I couldn’t pass the algebra 1 EOC test, along with the SAT or ACT. I thought to myself if I could at least have good enough grades I will get by. I don’t know why I thought that. I just really hoped for the best, later down the road 2 months have passed, I was sitting in 7th period and then my teacher got a call telling me to head down to the guidance counselor called me down, we talked about the direction I was going, my GPA was right where it should be. She went on and told me that if I do not pass those tests, I will not graduate. And then she told me about Fresh Start Community Campus. She called the school in front of me, and spoke to someone. She continued to tell me that a woman at the front desk told her if I attend there, I wouldn’t need to pass or even take those tests over there, and they’re not required! At that moment I knew in my stomach that this was the perfect decision for me, and I was going to…show more content…
Life is only starting for me, I know I’ll face more challenges in my life, but if I don’t have the diploma I will not have a future, I’ve lost friends that I thought would be there for me, you have to lose something to gain something even better. I wanted to personally attend Fresh Start for graduating purposes, the school is right down the road from my old school. The people who I thought were my friends told me, “not to leave, and that if I was really your friend you wouldn’t leave me”. No, actually if I WAS your friend you wouldn’t be stopping me, you should be pushing me to do better for myself, and that spoke volume to me. I used to think I’ve had real friends, until a small inconvenience shown me otherwise. I caught on to show myself, I don’t need anyone except for myself, and family. Friends aren’t going to get me through life, I’m going to get through

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