Reflective Essay: An Important Place

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Many people have a place that is extremely special in their eyes. It could be a spot where they killed their first deer, high school football field, or any place they hold dear to their hearts. When they look back on experiences and memories, there is that one special spot that sticks out. When we think of our significant place we are easily to describe the feelings we grasped from past memories, and exactly what the place looked like. At first thought, our significant place is flawless, and we tend to forget the bad times and instead focus on the good. A person's first house might be small, old and ugly, but it's the memories that make the place seem perfect. I know most people would agree that if they dig deeper, they will find that the …show more content…
After that first year the farm began to improve. It went from being a noticeably unsuccessful failing farm that my family almost sold and walked away from, to becoming one of the top farms for Tyson Foods in Northwest Arkansas. From this experience, I realized that nothing in life was going to be handed to me, I would have to vigorously work to become successful. I learned that I will fail and get knocked down, but if I have the dedication and drive to keep going I will succeed. During this time my stepdad and I bonded and became really close, which I credit to the long days and nights working together in the houses. Without this experience our relationship would not be what it is today, and without him I wouldn't have learned the true meaning of hard work and dedication.
These and many more memories at the farm have truly helped mold me into the person I am today. When looking back and reflecting upon hard work, the farm always comes to mind. The farm itself is just a murky, open, and dusty place. The memories, relationships and realizations I made about hard work and dedication is what means the most. I always give credit to my work ethic and the person I am today to the memories I have at the farm. Looking back on my childhood it's hard to not think about those memories I made and be grateful for what my life has consisted

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