“You will always be my best friend,” words that seemed so unbreakable at the time. Middle of my freshman year, and I sat in history, right next to my so-called “best friend” not saying a word. People always say that your friends in high school change, but I certainly did not think that would come true my freshman year. Everything happened so suddenly, one week we were hanging out, and the next, we were trying to avoid eye contact in the hallway. I understood that friends fight, and we had fought several times, but this one had a different vibe to it, I could tell things were changing.
Heart Break After months and months of waiting for a decision, I had mentally come up with my own. The money didn’t seem as if it would come through for my brother and I to go to the private school my dad worked at, Hyde Park, so I was mentally prepared to stay at Cedar Park High School for the rest of my high school career. Everything seemed to be pointing at me staying there anyway, the guy I had been in love with since 7th grade asked to get back together the night before, this morning I had just run the Color Run with one of my best friends, and I had just finished hanging out with a group of my favorite people for a school project. It seemed as if God was calling me to stay at Cedar Park, and then when my mom came to pick me from my friends house, she said that one sentence that changed my life; “The money came through, welcome to Hyde Park.”
The SCSA is a non-profit organization created and maintained by struggling college students with hope that with donations from you, they won't have to find a job. A job takes away precious study time as well as valuable social time from your struggling college student. A job brings more responsibilities for a student. It also takes up more time for a student. Imagine not seeing your child for three weeks, you invite him to come home for the following week, but he says "I'm sorry, I can't.
What matters to me, and why? When I was seventeen, I stood back and watched most of my friends getting ready to graduate the following year, some of them had planned on continuing their education after graduation, some were getting married, and a few decided that living with their parents for as long as they could before getting kicked out of the basement by mom and dad was going to be the best idea than anything else. The few who were going off to school made me jealous, but happy for them as well. They were following their dream, and higher education was the key. I would have been in that group of friends too if I hadn 't become a parent at seventeen with my first child, which forced me to drop out of school and start raising a family as a single parent.
During high school, I had a supportive parent who expected me to go to college, which has presented me with a multitude of opportunities. However, many students do not have support and may be unaware of their options following high school. I would love to work with students with limited resources find a way to attend college or have a successful career without a college degree. My freshman year of college, my parents separated and my siblings and I all reacted differently: I focused my attention on school, my sister focused on friends, and my brother shut down. Watching the three different reactions to the same event sparked my interest in the effects divorce have on the teenage population.
She tries to escape from the pain and resentment that she feels by taking up different hobbies. When Leroy was gone she was not reminded that they had a son, she basically started a n... ... middle of paper ... ...e within Norma Jean. Mabel is bringing out the bad in Leroy, when Norma Jean needs to see the good. What I think that it comes down to in this relationship is the lack of communication between Leroy and Norma Jean. They have gone through a very traumatic time in their lives, they did not deal with it they both just brushed it away.
If teachers are willing to give up a week for March Break they might as well... ... middle of paper ... ...rch is the arrival of a beautiful season, spring. But March is also the disappearance of cold and dark winter. The Winter Break has ended and students continued on working until March Break, and right after the March Break school starts to become more serious and important. But before all that why do we only get a week of March Break, we’re tired of school and we want to really relax before we head for the difficult part of school. We should at least deserve two weeks of March Break just like the Winter Break, and the March Break is the last Break for the school year.
By the end of the weekend I missed Platteville so much and realized the friends I had made back home were no longer worth my time. In the 3-4 weeks of college I became so in touch... ... middle of paper ... ...ng you’re not. Step three: I’m just fucking with you there are no steps although those first two should be life goals no matter what. High school is full of people who will either like you or don’t. Please don’t be hurt if people don’t like you because they clearly have poor taste in people if you are nice and honest.
The fall of my nineteenth year promised to be a long one. For the first time in thirteen years I found myself out of school. I was employed at the same mind numbing job that I had held for the last three years. While most of my friends were back in school after their summer break, I was back at home after a year of living in a college dorm. The transition was not an easy one for me, and I looked upon my semester off with little optimism.
The Gap Year As a senior in high school did you ever stress about your future? Making plans for college? A way to relieve stress could be to take a gap year. The life of the average senior consist of planning for college, by taking a year off you can manage and make money, relieve some stress and it gives you the opportunity to travel before settling down before college. This is not uncommon to a lot of senior graduates.