As a growing student in the New York high school system, I am looking to better myself to create a path of success and sovereignty in the communal world. While only 17, it seems that nothing is working in a favor to help me better myself or to help show a path that is the best for a person of my background. While the leaders of the world claim everything to be in our interest, I still find it hard to find any form of way to make myself seem like a reasonable asset to both the school or community. While it seems trivial, the idea of not being a social advocate creates a shroud of enthusiasm and sense of worthlessness in my mind. While it doesn’t necessary cause detriment to my school work, it causes damage to my social involvement and ability to freely converse with others.
While I have not been lackadaisical in my life, either have I been in a position where life seemed planned out. Similar to others, I have a strong need to show that despite anything that is said, I will acquire any necessary knowledge to surpass any other person. This idea contributes to the reasoning behind continues work in my life. While the issues of social involvement do persist, involvement in social sports such as swimming and football became a way to not only create relationships but move up a ladder or step in the path to success. Participating in these sports contributed to how today I am more likely to go out of my way to work or help others regardless of relations with said person. Overall, the participation in sports in fact made me better as a person and made it easier to become a person of interest to those in a higher position than I am. This issue isn’t something that is important or note-worthy, but it creates a large shroud of disappointment when something that turns out beneficial is turned down on my behalf. While issues are common, to combat this and work on a path of betterment, my continued involvement and work in the YECA program have led to collection of over 30+ college credits and counting, which give a good head start in the world of careers. The opportunities I receive at YECA are just the basis of my schooling life giving me the bump I need to stay focused, on-track, and myself.
The struggles and obstacles in life are just minor setbacks created to help better yourself as a person. Realizing this in high school in turn would unhinge me from the detrimental and moreover trivial matters that I would in fact let eat away at my inner self. Understanding this, I do in fact believe that these matters, while trivial are in fact the defining characteristics of a person who is working to create a great path in life for themselves. I have realized it isn’t that easy as its written now, but the only way to in fact better myself is to face these obstacles, use my time to jump over them, and create an overall state of self-approval. This aspect that was generally an issue in my life does in fact play a huge role into how I became the person I am today, and honestly how I helped place myself in a decent position in school, life, and created a better relationship with those in my family. Which in my mind is one of the best ways I have ever benefitted myself to this point of life.
To me school is one of the most important things in my life next to family, friends, and food. After all it’s what’s going to help me get a career. As a student I’m not as motivated as I should be. It’s really hard for me to pay attention in class. I prefer to work alone I find group work frustrating. I started working harder and my grades started getting better. I remembered it because I realized I’m smarter than I really think I am and if I try hard enough and stop saying I can’t then I actually can.