Essay on My First Day Of High School

1040 Words Feb 13th, 2016 5 Pages
Growing up, I had trouble coming to a realization that one day I was going to have to contribute to the advancement of human society. I always believed that I could continue to live a life where I was dependent of every basic need from my parents and not have to worry about the problems they dealt with. However, the first day of high school changed all of this for me. The moment I walked into the high school on the first day of my freshman year the atmosphere that surrounded me was far different than the ones I had previously experienced. As usual, some students showed zero effort and had no ambitions academically but there were also students who were striving to make something of themselves and were becoming prepared for the next stage in life. This had a major impact on me because I realized that I could not stay under my parents protection forever and that I was going to make something out of myself. The most important day of my life was when I realized I needed to start contributing to society and make something of myself. The first day of my high school career was when my realization dawned upon me. A specific moment in my first day of high school truly influenced me for the better. As I was listening to the teachers ramble on about what they expected of us throughout our freshman year I noticed that some girls in the senior class were already stressed out. I thought to myself, “What could they be worried about? The year just started and there are no grades posted so…

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