Reflection Essay: My Attigmas Of Self-Image

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Throughout my life I’ve had numerous obstacles, but their was one where the repercussions changed the person I was to become. At first it felt as though the negative outweighed the good, but when I realized what I was capable of doing the good eventually surpassed the bad. When I was 8 years old I was rushed to the emergency room because my whole body became paralyzed in an instant. Being a child I didn’t know what was happening to me. All I could feel was my families, and my own, panic as I attempted to move my limp body. When I arrived to the emergency room I was tried to stay awake, but I could not. I fainted, and when I awoke I was in a different hospital with tubes attached to my body because I could no longer function on my own. I found …show more content…
SAC I was a high school student struggling to accept the person I was as a result of the meningitis I went through as a child. However, because of the support I was given I was able to accept who I was, and I was finally able to overcome my own personal stigmas of self-image. I came to Mt. SAC because I wanted to become a medical researcher, but I felt as though I was not fully prepared to commit to a 4-year college. I was originally supposed to attend Cal Poly Pomona, but I decided on pursuing a community college education first because I did not want to rush the decisions I made. Mt. SAC allowed for more flexibility in my life, and so far it has been a great decision because I still had to mature as a person. I’m able to choose the classes I need at ease, and because of this I’m able to choose a schedule that fits the needs I have. The classroom sizes allow for a more personal experience with my professor, and for learning, because I’m not just one person in a sea of hundreds. Professors know who you are, and with that you are better able to communicate with them if the need arises. When I first started to attend Mt. SAC I was reserved when interacting with others, but because of the opportunities the college provides in strengthening yourself I started to become involved in extracurricular …show more content…
SAC I became involved with the LAMDA club, the Caduceus club, and Associated students on campus. I attend the LAMDA meetings to support those that have been discriminated against, as I feel equality, regardless of who you are, should be at the forefront of everyone’s ideals. With Caduceus I started off as a member volunteering for events the club hosts, and eventually I became an officer for the club. Also, I started volunteering for Associated Students on campus by being a committee member, and later I became a member of their Activities Committee to offer my voice on the events Associated Students holds for the student body. This is, for the most part, the extracurricular activities I have done thus far, but they shall not be the last. I feel extracurricular activities are important because they allow for people to come together for the sole purpose of bettering themselves, and the community their

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