My growth spurt began my sophomore year of high school, going into my junior year. As a freshman in high school, I was approximately 5’6. By the time I was a junior, my height had reached up to 5’10. Compared to the rest of my male friends in high school, my growth spurt occurred very late. Most of my friends had their growth spurts in middle school, while mine did not occur until my sophomore and junior year. As my growth spurt continued to develop, I also noticed my body figure begin to “lean up.” I suddenly noticed an increase in my muscular strength, and I also began to successfully put on lean body mass, particularly for high school football and baseball. Finally, my facial hair began to grow rapidly during my later high school years, forcing me to shave ju...
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...eet new people. However, my parents, particularly my mother, did not want me to leave and attend college two hours away from home. Once I became settled in here at Dordt College and established my routines, I became very comfortable in a new setting and I did not worry about the fact that I was not at home anymore. My experience in college so far has forced me to make some independent and tough decisions, such as whether or not I want to change or add a major. However, I do not feel that I am a fully developed adult yet just because I have had to make my own decisions. Once I graduate, possibly attend graduate school, and find a permanent job and provide myself with a place to live, I will then consider myself to be a fully responsible and developed adult. Until then, I am enjoying my journey here at Dordt College, and I am letting God lead me along His path for me.
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