Personal Narrative: My Failures

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This is the hardest thing I have ever had to do. How do you convince people to be excited in you if you don 't even like yourself? I have made many mistakes and sure, I have done good things, I do well in school, I help people, I am a good friend but, to me, my failures are more of who I am than anything else. The entire time I have spent in college I 've tried to make up for the lost time and mistakes of the past. While I 've done well in most of my classes thus far, it’s a stark contrast to what I had done in high school.
Everyone spends their childhood coming to understanding the world. Learning who and what they are, we come to be comfortable with the norm, and rely on it to guide us through times of change. A month before I started high
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Instead of traveling the world, exploring to find who I was or even to learn started to work construction, though not much else changed. As time passed I used the free time I had helping my neighborhood doing small repairs in houses around mine for free. I continued to used my skills as a carpenter to assist in the construction of the West Seattle Bee Farm. I also took part in different phases of park conservation and restoration efforts in parks across Seattle. Helped maintain the community garden in, even with all this I knew something was still missing. When my grandfather died, not only did I lose support, I lost my most fervent connection to knowledge and my only real friend. The hole I felt from his death still burned six years later and the stagnant nature of my life only made it worse. It was as if I could feel the weight of his disappointment with my choices. After two years of being out of school, I gathered my courage and finished high …show more content…
I discovered a new love and talent. I quickly became enamored with how to computers worked, how our interactions with them take place and how to determine and solve the complex puzzles that are presented when trying to create a complex program. Though my love for computers didn’t start there, I have always been interested in technology, even as a child, I would play online Slingo, and though I only knew how to type my name, I loved the interaction. As time has gone on, I have taken my role as a programmer more seriously and having the aptitude and intrigue, I have taken opportunities to be a teacher 's assistant. During which I have had the chance to help people increase their mental agility and even change the way they think. Yet I know that Seattle Central has increasingly limited choices for me, and as it stands I cannot fully pursue my ambitions. On the other hand the University of Washington, has a wide array of classes to choose from and being one of the top schools in the nation for computer science, I feel that my abilities will have the full opportunity to expand and grow if I get the chance to pursue my ambitions. There are so many things left to learn and no where near enough time to learn it all. I’ve spent years changing as

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