My Reflection On My Educational Journey Essay

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My educational journey has been filled with a lot of ups and downs throughout the years. As I continue my education, I don’t expect that to change. However, I am preparing myself and excited for everything to come in this educational process. In my adolescent years, I was a very good student. I always made good grades, and had great conduct. I can remember holding myself to a higher standard as early as kindergarten. I remember one day receiving a smiley face for good behavior, and the girl next to me received a smiley face and a sticker. “Why didn’t I get a sticker? What did I do wrong?” I thought to myself. Before I knew it I was crying, I remember feeling a sense of what I know now to be disappointment. If the best thing to receive was a smiley face and a sticker I had to receive that every day, or I felt like a failure. These thoughts and feelings stayed with me for a very long time. It wasn’t until middle school when the standard of perfection changed. Things at home started to effect the way I thought and felt about school. No matter how good I did, it didn’t matter at home. Unfortunately no matter how bad I did, that didn’t matter at home either. I began to rebel against everything I stood for, including my education. I use to pride myself with doing well, but at this time none of that mattered. Sixth through eighth grade are pretty much a blur, I honestly don’t remember how I managed to get to the next grade. I can remember being expelled from school and not…

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