Personal Narrative: The Day I Grew Up

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The Day I Grew Up Walking down the road to my first job was the day I realized my life had changed. My first real responsibilities were beginning and accountability was starting to crawl its way into my life. I would have to sacrifice countless hours of free time, hanging out with friends, and sleep in order to work. I relate to Schoonover because like her on the weekends, I would go to the lake with my friends and out to lunch with them. Also, since I acquired the job, I would need to start paying for necessities and extracurricular activities on my own. This was a vast change for me. I strolled up the sidewalk at the local golf course and arrived to my first official job. I walked around searching for my boss. I was afraid and worried what the day might hold. After finding my boss we had a meeting, and from there my anxiety was slowly starting to diminish. He stressed the importance of being a productive employee that always helps when needed and doesn’t stand around with nothing to do. He also stressed the importance enjoying the job and making it a fun place to work. Worried about who my coworkers were, I shyly introduced myself to them and with their enthusiasm and energy, instantly eased my worriedness. I felt almost as if I was surrounded by …show more content…
Being entrusted with many responsibilities such as teaching lessons, handling money at the till, and closing the shop are all jobs that require the boss to trust me to finish and excel in. Also, I realized life isn’t all about playing around and having as much free time as I had in the past, but I need a job and a strong work ethic to be successful as life progresses and challenges continue to cross my path. On the walk home, I reflected on my day and realized that the most important lesson I learned was to be confident in myself and the abilities that I could control because if I am working my hardest, there is a good chance I am doing the right

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