I have always been scared of my first day of High School. The though of even going to High School was my worst nightmare as a student in Middle School. I would always be thinking "What if I lose my friends? What if I do bad in school? What would my parents think of me if I ever did something bad?". All these "what ifs" kept wandering in my head as the countdown to the first day of High School began High School has allowed me to realize that it is very important to be responsible and organized for the future. High School has allowed me to see the start of the path of adulthood. As a kid I have always depended on my parents for everything. Transitioning from a kid to a teenager is pretty hard since you have to adapt to your new way of life and learn to become independent. Being an adult is hard but as long as you learn the basic steps and tasks needed to be completed, everything will be fine.
I have never really enjoyed English because I was never good at it. I always dreaded it in Elementary School and some parts of Middle School. I always thought "as long as we knew how to speak it then what is the point of learning the rest?". I also thought that we kept learning about the same thing - learning how to write the seed in a watermelon and how to write a well developed essay even though each year we are taught a different strategy. My mom made me take ESP so that I could improve on my writing and English. I am glad that I made that decision because I would say my writing has definitely improved and I have learned to enjoy writing more. Writing has allowed me to express my feelings and allow me to explain things that can not be said verbally. Anyone could compare their thoughts to a totally random object but it would still make sense. I love how writing could be a secret. For example, if someone was writing about a person, they would be able to use figurative and descriptive language by describing them instead if being blunt and dull and saying straight up who the person is. Writing can make anyone feel better about themselves and feel proud of their work.
As said in the piece that I wrote for ESP, meeting my cousin Ladoo, allowed me to be more grateful for what I have. When she was born, she had her umbilical cord wrapped around her neck and was unconscious for 2 minutes. Now at age 35, she has many deformities. For example, her feet are pretty small and her toes bend in different directions. She has a lot of pain in her head as she always says and also has a mental disability. She can't respond as fast and takes her while to process information. Even though she has to survive everyday with a abnormalities, she is still grateful and happy for even being alive. Meeting her as made me realized that everyone should be grateful for what they have. Many people become upset over the smallest things when there are bigger problems around the world. People should know what is necessary and what is desirable. They should know what is enough for them to keep them satisfied and fulfilled instead of agitated and disappointed.
Anything can change within a second. No one ever knows what may happen in the future. A small phone call can make an entire high school and middle school close and make the police, an ambulance, a SWAT team, helicopters, news reporters, firetrucks, FBI, and panicked parents stop what they are doing and try to save as many people as they can. No one can figure what people are thinking in their head- their personal thoughts whether if its funny or serious. I realized events can be unexpected or planned. Unexpected events can have a small or big impact on anyone. Kids these days always hear from their parents or teachers "always make good decisions" or "always think about your choices wisely". Us kids do not always keep this saying in mind since we are still growing up and want to experience new things in life. However, we do not always realize what effects can occur when making bad decisions and how serious some consequences can be. It is significant to make the right choices and think of all the impacts that might happen when making a decision.