My Experience that Changed Me- Personal Narrative

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My Experience that Changed Me- Personal Narrative I went to camp for the first time last summer to get away from the pressures of home and school. Camp was a month long, I have never been away from my parents more than a week. I was very anxious. I had no idea what situations to expect and how I would handle them. I started to really wonder about my life. The way it was going was not the best for me. I can “run away” from my reality, but I know that I was going to have to come back to it in a month. The way I treat people was total opposite from how I treated my parents. What my friends were capable of doing was not a bit close to what my parents would let me do, my parents are very narrow minded. My grandparents were even more severe, my culture is different from my friends and it’s hard for me to understand and accept it. What my parents expect from me is much higher then what other parents require from kids my age. I have more responsibilities at home and of course I have school responsibilities to go along with it as well. Since my parents didn’t let me do the things I insisted to do, I became quite rebellious. I would answer back to them, not pay attention and not do the things they wanted me to. I needed a new ways of handling things at home, I thought nobody or anything can help me. I couldn’t wait to leave. After one week, camp was not great anymore, all of my bunk mates felt the same way. Everything little thing anyone would do, got to be so aggravating. We really started having problems from the first day of camp. A girl in my bunk named Jenna did not get to be in the bunk she wanted to be in. She decided to handle the situation by giving everyone a hard time as well as a bad attitude. The way she talked to the co... ... middle of paper ... ... was not the only one with these problems. Their are kids with even worse problems then me and I was glad I am not alone. Before going to camp fighting with my parents was be something I did regularly. I didn’t like to fight with them. I never thought it was my fault, so I never apologized. Their ways of thinking are very different from mine. Now I’ll listen to them and understand that maybe I could be wrong. I am old enough to make my own decisions and handle my own consequences. I went through a big change over the summer. My experience at camp helped me realize I have to see things from the perspective of others. Nobody’s life is easy. Dealing with different types of people at camp was not easy. I also learned that their is no reason to get angry over something so little. I’d rather use up my energy for something productive. Camp helped me become a better person.

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