I never thought that I would be the teenager in high school who had to grow up a lot faster than the rest of my friends and fellow classmates. I had many dreams and goals I wanted to accomplish while being a teenager, but when I found out that I was expecting a baby my junior year in high school my dreams and goals were put on pause. I graduated high school my junior year. It was exactly one month before I had my wonderful son. My son Kaleb was born May 24 2008, and from that moment on I wanted to give him everything he deserves.
Capitan Mark Kelly Ever since I was a young girl I have always had great dreams and high expectations for myself. Anytime I was asked, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” I would quickly reply” a lawyer” As the years went by I still had that goal in mind, but I began to realize that I was not exactly Ivy League material. Though I did work really hard in my classes, I was still at best average. During my junior year I took my SAT’s, and cried when I got my scores back. For many years I was scared to go to college because I thought I wasn’t college material.
Throughout the years in high school I never really thought about my future until my senior year. So in all the years I was in high school I slacked with my grades and was very disappointed in myself when I saw my grade point average at a 2.4 for all four years I did in high school. I thought to myself, “Wow, I could have done so much better if I actually thought about where I was going to be within the next ten years.” I have saw my brothers and sisters go through college so I know I can do it too. The best thing about college is experiencing the new life. You get to meet new people and actually be in the real world.
I accepted their answers too, though they were often in contradiction and even self-contradictory. I was naive. I was looking for myself and asking everyone except myself questions which I, and only I, could answer.'' ( Ellison, Ralph. Invisible Man 11) The narrator certainly profited from behaving that way since he got the chance to go to college in the end: ''On my graduation day I delivered an oration in which I showed that humility was the secret, indeed, the very essence of progress.''
Older people always tell me they would re-do there high school years over again, but not me. Graduation day had to be the best day of my life, finally my senior year was over. I could finally get away from the horrible memories I had and start over. I couldn’t believe I made it through Brennan High School. A lot of people always think Brennan High School is for bad kids, kids that get kicked out of school that might be true for a few but most of us were there for emotional problems.
Success may be harder to reach, but it’s there once you leave failure behind. Experiences such as my sophomore year in high school, when I didn’t make the JV Basketball team, even though I should’ve, could’ve and would’ve made it (if you don’t believe me ask the coach now. He regrets not taking me, truly) have taught me failures like those are obstacles. Although I had planned all summer to have a breakout sophomore year, not once did I ever think of possibly
Abraham Lincoln once said “Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other.” I have been haunted by similar words, in my own head, for quite some time. I never finished college, yet I love to learn. I have always dreamed of completing a degree, owning a company, or working in an office. Now, given the opportunity, completing this degree will become my greatest achievement. I always feel that I have let myself down.
The ups and downs of learning teams Nicole Mills COM100 November 4, 2013 Alan Chapple The ups and downs of learning teams When I think of working in a team or group, I think back to high school group projects where I got stuck doing the work. Working in a team is not always easy, but the experience is worth it in the end. My first class at University of Phoenix was GEN 200 and my first experience in a learning team. I was a little resistant at first, I could not totally accept that the determination of my grade would consist of individual and team assignments. I prefer to work alone because I know what I am capable of and know I will produce quality work on time.
Harley Hix[->0] From the experiences of others, I always expected college to be a challenge, and now that I have started my education their shared experiences are true. Every person that attended college that I talked to told me that the first year is one of the hardest. Keeping that in mind, it was no surprise that my first semester has been difficult. One of the hardest changes in my life was moving away to college. Now that my first semester is almost over it's been a learning experience for me.
If I would invest the time needed to organize I would have received a better grade. English has never been my forte in high school; I failed one whole semester because I was infected with senioritis. My mentality was that I didn’t HAVE to do anything because graduation was just around the corner, but boy was I wrong. This set of mentality pushed me back in my senior year and it prohibited me from enjoying my last year as my friends were living it up at all the parties while I was home finishing up my online class as a result of my failure. Online classes required self determination and a lot time.