How I Changed in High School

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Everyone has heard or been told, “high school is what you make of it.” High school is in fact what you make of it, but it is also the time of great change in everybody. Entering grade nine you still feel like a kid, your post-secondary and career choices are far from top priority. However, by grade twelve we become more mature and grow into young adults. Personally looking back to my grade nine self and comparing her to my grade twelve self of today, I am able to see changes in my character, my athletics and my goals. There are many aspects within my personal character in which have changed since entering grade nine. One of these aspects is my time management skills. When I first started out in grade nine, I used to rush home and rush through all my homework. Although this would seem like a good habit, the “rushing through my work” part was not working. The homework would be done but sloppy and just finished to say it was done so I could go out. After four years though, I have learned my lesson and do my homework efficiently. It is important to read over your notes and study hard in order to get good grades. As well, I needed to learn which assignments where most demanding and important that night. In grade nine, I used to leave the hard stuff for last and crash half way through. Now I know that I have to write my essays first instead of finishing the religion collage. After four years, I have finally figured out how to balance school, work, friends and family, which is one of the most important things to learn. Another aspect that has changed are my friends. By grade twelve I have established my main group of friends. My group consists of elementary friends I have known for quite some time and others are new friends I have g... ... middle of paper ... ...program director. Needless to say, I have changed my mind somewhere along my four years of high school and I now wish to go into the recreation leadership area for a career. Where I will go after post-secondary is not for sure set in stone as there are many branches in which to go from with recreation leadership but I want to try to work on a cruise ship in the recreational department. The four years I have been attending high school is four years of constant change in my personality, my athletics and my ambitions for the future. High school has made me more mature as well as helped me find my ways. High school I believe is the time in which defines and moulds the lives of teenagers. It is the time when we experiment and get to explore so many paths of life. By grade twelve however, we should have gotten it together and found a path to follow to our future.
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