Personal Narrative: My Journey To Stanly Early College

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Standing in the middle of the hall, looking at every new face makes me feel so lost. No one was there for me to turn to or talk to. This was not what I expected when coming to Stanly Early College. At that time, I was only fourteen years old with no friends at Stanly Early College, which made me feel very out of place. It made me regret choosing Stanly Early College because at first I thought I would get to know different people, but I only ended up being alone. My loneliness made me feel as if things would not get better, but I did not lose hope. As time went by, I started to get used to the environment because I knew that it would get better and it actually did. Stanly Early College was the start of my journey because it gave me lessons that I never learned before. It taught me that it is okay to be alone, it made me realize that I cannot be a quitter, and that I will feel happier if I can make myself more positive.
The bus ride in the morning to North Stanly Middle School is my time to finish any homework that I did not do the night before and to hear about all the news that is
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Attending college classes became a new challenge for me because college level had different standards from high school. There were different expectations, such as submitting a paper through online by 11:59, or college professors do not accept late work or make an exception for students who did not have a valid excuse. Checking and submitting assignments through an online system called Moodle was a very new concept for me because I was not taught how to use the system during freshmen year. Fortunately, I was put into a class that taught me how to use Moodle and gave me time to do my homework. Even though it was tough in the beginning, with time and the help of others I was able to find solutions to all of my

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