For as long as I can remember my mom has always said that my high school career would be one of the greatest times of my life. I never understood why she constantly reminded me until it reached graduation day so soon, then came college move-in day and here I am now, 4 months later finally understanding what she meant. Majority of high school students go through their 4 years wishing it would already be over so they could finally be on their own to experience freedom and a good time, but that’s not always the case. College makes us learn to take on new responsibilities we never thought we would have to go through without the help of our parents, but in the end that’s what makes it all worth it.
When I graduated high school, my brother gave me a card that read, “Just when the caterpillar thought life was over, it became a butterfly.” At the time, I had gone through my fair share of hardships through typical friendship fallouts, family illness, and more; however, that quote carried me through my first year at the University of Northern Iowa.
Everybody in high school looks forward to graduation day. I was looking forward to graduation myself, but I had a higher goal in mind. I wanted to be in the top 20% of my graduating class. At the beginning I didn’t know how I was going to get there, but I knew that no goal was ever too hard for me to accomplish. Failure wasn’t an option, so I kept my mind set on the bigger picture. Hard work, dedication, and wise decision making helped me to accomplish my graduation goal.
Death is certainly one of the most sensitive topics to discuss. With advancement in technology and medicine, death seems to be slightly delayed and life prolonged; some are lucky enough to temporarily evade death and survive naturally fatal accidents. But this raises a certain question: what if a person wanted to die?
The most influential people in my life were my mother, my father, and my uncle. According to Frome and Eccles (1998) parents go about as anticipation socializers, influencing their children 's self and errand discernments. This shows how important as child is to the parents as well as the parents to the child. Some parents like my own go hoping that their socialization with others influences the child and any task I would partake, as a child your first influences are those around you. By having your parents around you, one begins to unconsciously imitate what they see around them, so this is where influences play a big role in your building behavior. Despite the fact that folks are not by any means the only operators
High school has been a journey, it has built a foundation for my future. Through the sleepless nights and early mornings, I have had an opportunity to mature and step out of my comfort zone. The demand of going to school, having a job, involving myself in my community and being in a sport has all worked out for my benefit. Now the time has come to step out into the real world.
I graduated High School and went straight to college knowing what I was to become. After 4 rough years came the best part, getting into one of the best medical schools in the nation. Another 4 years of a bit of a struggle and I was getting closer to my goal each time. I was closer to it than what I would have imagined. The grand day came when I finally got my degree along with my license. It was a day of joy knowing I had finished the race completely instead of halfway. It was the best day and I was really proud of myself and I’m sure my parents along with everyone else were. The emotions you feel are unexplainable at that time and still are. There are no regrets knowing that all those long years of hard work paid off in the end. “In the end, we only regret the chances we didn’t take.”
Throughout my four years of high school, I felt the urge to graduate. I was extremely excited and anxious the night before my graduation. I did not know exactly what to expect out in the real world. For most people graduation is one of their best days of their lives. Which means no more high school and for some, it means to move out on their own. High school graduation for me meant time for new adjustments in my life, time to become a responsible person, and time to make my dreams come true.
First I want to take the time to thank you for picking up this book. It truly means the world to me you will never understand how grateful I am to be living my dreams and sharing what I did to help ease the process for you to chase your dreams or follow your heart. I have had many ups and downs throughout my life and personal development has not only changed my mindset but has given my life value and a true reason to live. I want to help develop people into the best version of themselves. Teach them how to get out of the mind and into the heart, one of the most priceless things on earth. Love is the most underestimated cure to all the world’s problems and it was the single last thing I needed to come into my life to receive the abundance of life. This small glance into my life is the beginning into something new, something from scratch with a lot of love, salt and pepper to give it just the right taste that not only sits well with the pallet but also seems to spark creative juices that overflow.
Furthermore, graduating high school has to be the biggest change I’ve had in my life. No more showing up to class for 8 hours a day and being told what to do. I must say it really was one of the happiest days of my life. The overwhelming feeling of accomplishment brought a tremendous amount of joy, relief and motivation. I was prepared to begin my journey of what is today
Sophomore year in high school, the thought of graduating high school and the life I will live after graduating occurred to me. Teachers spoke
I come from parents who arrived on these shores with two suitcases, about two decades ago. I grew up in the suburbs of Chicago, shuttling to India and back as an infant in the care of my grandparents, as my parents worked to establish our roots in this land and to fulfill their dreams. My own dreams and aspirations are rooted in my concern for my fellow man and the drive to creating something tangible to help others. I dream of creating machines or devices that impact lives. The child in me wants to build futuristic exo-suits and bionic limbs to help disabled people. And, as I get older, my interests have evolved as they have become better informed by the disciplines of math, logic and genetics. The complexities surrounding the fundamental
I like to believe I grew up really fast. Although I had a wonderful childhood, I was not oblivious to the realities, and challenges of life. As a result of my parents getting a divorce, my outlook on life altered at a young age. The separation changed an important factor in my life, but without it, I doubt I would still be the same person I am today.