Growing up, I did not know who or what I wanted to be as a person. I was always in a rush to find myself. It wasn’t until my sophomore year in high school that I was starting to evolve as a person. It wasn’t my best year in high school, but it helped me become more independent, organized and also helped me figure out which career path I wanted to take. Having this happen at such a young age, I was determined to accomplish the goals I had set and work hard for the career I wanted. My goals were to finish high school, graduate, and start on my career path in the medical field to become a pediatrics nurse.
After losing myself in the beginning of high school, I decided it was time to get my act together and bring up my grades. I used to think that having a lot of friends was the best thing in school. In reality, having a small circle of friends who motivate you and push you to achieve your goals was actually a better aspect. I changed my ways as to how I went about school, and I became more focused in my classes. I didn’t want to procrastinate on homework anymore, so each day I made sure it was all done before I did anything else. I organized my time wisely and made sure school was my number one priority.
No one was there to walk me through my accomplishments in high school, besides some of my teachers of course. One teacher in particular was Mrs. Moreno. She was by far one of my favorite teachers because she always helped me better myself by keeping me focused on my schoolwork. She made the biggest impact on me because she was one of my many teachers who wanted to see me become successful in my high school career and watch me grow as a person. I could always count on Mrs. Moreno on being there for me whenever I required her time and attention. She was young, intelligent, and a very sympathetic person. Mrs. Moreno cared for her students in a way that most teachers don’t. She wanted to see all her students succeed, not only in her class but also in all academics.
I had to do everything on my own to achieve the goals I wanted. I never expected anyone to do my work for me because I knew it was my responsibility to get myself where I needed to be. School wasn’t that only major role on my road to self-discovery. It wasn’t until my first job that I learned to be more self-reliant, independent, and responsible. Having my own income taught me the value of money and it also meant I no longer had to rely on my parents for money. Most people think juggling…