Personal Narrative: My New Value Sheet
My ninth grade experience was the worst experience of my life. I was new in this country, I had no friends to talk to and I started being self-conscious about myself. My definition of things, my perceptions and thought processes changed. I was sick of numbers defining me. My weight, my GPA, my grades started giving me stress and anxiety. The number of grades certainly didn’t translate to learning; but only served to stress me out. To all those 8th graders who are getting ready to come to highschool next year, I would like to say that you all should live your life like there’s no tomorrow. Make sure you’re balancing your life and not taking too much stress about grades because today when I look back, my grades don’t make me smile but my school memories do.
Today, I am a different person than I was yesterday. My whole high school experience was like a fruit, growing and changing every day. My thinking and perceptions about things changed throughout and I started perceiving things more positively and handling problems maturely. In the starting, grades were more important for me but as time passed, happiness became my first priority in life. I started doing things that made me happy. I wasn’t worried about my physical or natural appearance anymore. I realized how good “being you” feels