Personal Narrative: My Transition From Middle School To High School

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For most students, the transition from middle school to high school is the evolution from childhood to adulthood. In my case, my middle school graduation was a quick transition for another reason. The first few months of my freshman year had my parents rushing my grandfather in and out of the hospital because of his failing heart. By this point my grandfather had battled off colon cancer, 3 heart attacks, and 2 open heart surgeries. At age 74 he was not a candidate for a heart transplant but he was able to get a defibrillator. My grandfather’s arrhythmia caused the defibrillator to correct every time my grandfather’s heart beat too fast, too slow, or irregularly. This lead to the defibrillator being in use several times in the same hour, every hour, for several days. It was very …show more content…
Most children my age were out on the weekends having fun or using a day to rest and focus on school work. I spent my weekends packing and unpacking and trying to catch up my parents. Not only was I overwhelmed with sadness from the loss of my grandparents, but now I was without my parents. I went my sophomore year going back and forth between my house and my parent’s house on weekends while my junior and senior year I would only see my parents on holidays and birthdays. It was very difficult to make big decisions about colleges and my future without my parents there to guide me. However, this experience has made me a stronger and fully independent woman. I have realized after many hours of sorrow that being on my own has only prepared me that much better for life after high school. I have learned to motivate myself and continue pushing even when things get tough. Living alone for almost three years has shaped me into the adult I am today, who is completely ready to face the amazing things I have waiting in my

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