Per aspera ad astra

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    Imagine running a marathon for one of your favorite charities. Of course, you will be motivated and energized at the beginning because of the adrenaline rushing through your body. However after a while, your legs start to feel heavy, you become tired and thirsty but most of all, you have lost all your motivation in addition to a constant battle taking place in your mind about whether to keep going or to give up everything you have worked for. Recently, I have been asked to choose a quote that perfectly shouts, “Jaenna!” “Ad astra per aspera” translated to, “To the stars through difficulty,” is a valuable quote to me for numerous reasons. This quote means that if you work hard, you will be rewarded in the end. Also, it best describes me because…

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    purpose in pursuing this degree at Endicott College is further my education but also to develop myself better as a leader and as an even stronger team player. I have competed my whole life from being a three sport athlete in high school to getting into this institution. I enjoy the aspects of being able to still compete but on the business side of sports. My professional goals short term is to work for a sports marketing firm while still pursuing a dream of mine to be an athletic director in the…

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    Cunningham? I 'm Jean Louise Finch. You brought us some hickory nuts one early morning, remember?...I go to school with your boy. I go to school with Walter; he 's a nice boy.” (Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird, pg. 205). While there is a deadly scene taking place, with a mob on the verge of hurting Atticus, Tom Robinson hiding up in his jail cell, terrified, and Atticus trying desperately to calmly convince the men to leave, Scout tries to start a normal conversation with Mr. Cunningham. This…

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    Essay N2, I assumed that happiness and unhappiness do not form a stagnant circle and keep transforming into each other. The forces beyond our control regulate this dynamic system. Similarly, something we cannot affect limits the possibility of being completely satisfied with the present moment. Some portion of happiness can be seized in the present, some of it nevertheless lies in the future. However, the leash still gives us freedom and the solution to the happiness struggle lies in maximizing…

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