Something New Essay

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Breanna Gruszczyk Mr. Barber Period 1 August 2, 2012 This photograph was taken Labor Day weekend in 2011. I'm here at Kalamazoo Speedway in Kalamazoo, MI with my best friend, Amanda. We met in 6th grade and have been best friends ever since. My dad went on this trip with us and he happened to be old buddies with one of the drivers that were in the race that night. Before the race, the two buddies met up and my dad got his friend to let us go down into the pits to watch the race. It was really exciting because we also got to ride in the pace car at the beginning of the race! It was certainly a night and weekend I wouldn’t ever forget. Being with my best friend and my dad for that weekend in Michigan really made me realize what matters to me. I got to have the time of my life with the people I love. I had no worries in the world at that time, which later became a problem. I didn’t want to have any troubles because I was having a great time and that makes perfect sense. I know there are always problems going on behind the scenes. There's always a loser to every winner. There's always going to be something that comes down when something else goes up. I grasped all this when I finally got home from that trip. Naturally, I never wanted it to end but everything good eventually does. I realized then that is it time to start doing some major growing up. I have to take everything I do a lot more seriously. I need to be focusing on what actually is going to affect my future. My dad had everything going for him when he was in school, but he ended up throwing away all of his pride into getting married and settling down way before he was ready. I don’t want to end up like him. I will admit that he did a good job raising me and my 3 sisters but he made it so that we will have to work for every little thing we have in this world. I know I will thank him for that later in

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