As a high school senior and almost a sophomore in college, I believe all five qualities of the Be Your Best Self Program is a foundation for me. E.E. Cummings once said “It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.” Not only does it take courage but it also takes control. Whether it’s being healthy, involved, studious, ambitious, or responsible it take courage and control.
Being physically fit may not sound fun but you can make it fun. One of the ways I stay fit is being in Cross Fit at our local gym, body vision. I also enjoy swimming in my pool and playing basketball in my free time. Drug free in today’s times may not be seen as cool but I’d rather be the most uncool kid and be drug free than be cool. Living a healthy lifestyle helps me be a better person as a functional citizen.
Involvement in my community is a major part of something I love to do. I participate in several clubs at school, for example Junior Civitan and science club. For four summers, I volunteered at a local daycare. I also enjoyed preparing a lunch and serving it at a local soup kitchen and putting smiles on everyone’s face that walked through the door. But it’s not the smiles I put on their faces that made me happy it was the smile they put on my face. This not only keeps me happy and going but it keeps me wanting to be involved.
When it comes to books, I sometimes thinks that all I know. Whether it’s having my nose in the next best seller or studying for the next final, I feel like books are my life. I not only have to be studious in high school but college as well. Both high school and college overlap which makes it a challenge when studying, but I believe I manage my time well. With both a 4.0 in high school and college, being studious is a major concrete stepping stone in the accomplishment.
“The very substance of the ambitious is merely the shadow of a dream.” William Shakespeare. It always starts with a dream. I am very ambitious about what I want to accomplish in…