The Importance Of Change In My Life

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2 A.M.

It was about 2 A.M. when my sister woke me up while I was trying to get into my nephew’s crib. Apparently I did that often. She used to wake me up all the time because I was sleepwalking. Idiosyncrasy? Maybe. Annoying? Definitely. It took me six years to stop and question why my sister was already awake that night. Little did I know that six years later, we would be switching roles. Instead of me being the annoying younger sibling, now he is and I am the older sister. Flashback to sophomore year. Another year of various changes. New teachers, classes, friends, everything was changing again just like freshman year. None of that worried me. It did a little bit I guess, but not like I expected. This year was different. Full of other changes. Our household went from three to four. I was no longer the only child still at home. I was no longer the
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College visits. College representatives. College papers. ACTs. The whole works. “It’s time to start thinking of what you want to do in life,” most teachers would say. That’s a really scary thought for a junior in high school to think about. How was I supposed to know what I wanted to do with my life when I can’t even tell my mom what I want to eat for dinner most nights? It got easier though. One of my teachers gave me great advice. He asked what inspired me most. I didn’t even know how to answer that at first. In fact, it took me a few days to come up with an answer. Jack is my inspiration. A few days passed by and I asked him what he wanted to be when he grew up. He said he wanted to be a police officer. Becoming a police officer never crossed my mind, until that day. For months and months, I kept going back and forth. “I could be a police officer. I can do that. Well… Could I really do that?” I’m not worried about it anymore because Jack told me that girls could be police officers too. In my mind, that’s enough for me to want to go after

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