My First Year Of High School Essay

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When I started high school I had thought I was pretty smart. I was a freshmen in Algebra II and in other honors classes on top of that. I set a goal my first year of high school to be in the top ten percent of my graduating class. I thought I could accomplish everything, I thought I was on top of the world, I thought that I was one of those smart kids at school, and I thought I would have it easy in high school. Needless to say I could not accomplish everything, I was not what I thought I was, and high school was not like I thought it would be. I was setting myself up for failure.
My freshmen year started off well, I was definitely on the right path, my grades looked good and I was confident in my achieving my goal. My parents were proud, I was there first kid to actually try and make good grades, while both of my older brothers had just slacked off. They told me encouraging words like, “you are on the right track,” or “you can do anything, Alyssa.” When second semester started, so did bowling season. It was a little more difficult for me to balance everything, it caused a few of my grades to slip. I also got ill on more than one occasion. By the end of freshmen year I was way lower than I expected to be and it shocked me, it took a chunk out of my confidence.
My sophomore year I had a different approach to it, I started comparing my grades in classes to other students to see if I really was as smart as I had thought. It was not the best decision I made. When you receive a…

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