Personal Narrative: A Rollercoaster

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A Rollercoaster
I never have been that person who was an overachiever, an athlete, or involved a lot in school. People would see me as that girl who had a small group of friends, the one who sat quietly towards the back of the class, the girl who was reserved and straightforward. The girl who tried her best, who was determined to graduate, to go to college. During freshman year, my life changed, for the better I thought, but honestly it was not for the better. Yet, here I am pushing to make it passed that, pushing to allow myself to pursue something I have wanted, pushing to become who I believe I can be.

After that move, I became reserved around people, the talkative and open girl from freshman year gone. Moving two hours away from my home,
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The fact of moving back home lost, what else could I do but try and open myself up. Freshman year, I had joined History Club, I was in Honors English, in AVID, went out to football games, hung out with my friends, it was the best year of school. So as a junior, I planned to become her again. Meeting new people, I cared more about what was happening at school, Art Club was not a thing anymore so I joined Rachel’s Challenge, there I decided I wanted to help people. Then, I left Rachel’s Challenge because my classes took a lot out of me. I had struggled with time management, with balancing everything at school and at home. I knew I had to become involved in school, yet I didn’t. I didn’t because I was too afraid of people’s opinions. I felt insecure when I would try to go out, when I would try and join a new club. I felt like I wasn’t myself. I should have done more, but when I tried I just couldn’t. I had gotten to an argument with my best friend, that ended our long friendship. I let it affect my attitude to school. I didn’t open like I thought I was going to. I worked hard to not let it affect me but it lead to more …show more content…
It’s a part of me now and I use it to focus on life and school. I have tried my best to do as good as I know I can be, the student who can make it to college. I have had some hard times in HS, but I don’t want it to be a part of me always. I want to graduate from a university, get a job in the career I want. In the career where I embrace my creative side. I want nothing more in life to be who I want to be. Being able to work in the career I want will be the best thing I can ever imagine. Life has put me through a roller coaster and when I get off I want it to be my best ride

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