Essay about Narrative: College and State Fair Community

Submitted By sarahsh44
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Pages: 7

Life Goes On

My life is just like some other people’s lives I make decision on either simple or more complex things that will affect me and sometimes the people around me in my life. It is somehow alike that many people can have the same problems that I have and have to deal with the same struggles that come my way. Like any other person, I have also dealt with different pain-staking settings in my life that changed how I lived my normal life. Things became complicated and it became harder for me to bear the heavy loads. I’ve been through a lot, and I guess it gave me the chance to be a better and stronger person. I guess that’s what problems are really for. Problems are made for us to develop our capabilities in handling difficult situations we may encounter in our lifetime. Some difficult situations that I have run into are figuring out where to go to college at, what I want to major in, and what kind of people do I want to hang out and socialize, etc.
Growing up, I really had no idea what I wanted to do in life or what kind of job I wanted. I never thought that it would be so hard to choose a major that I would want to pursue in my lifetime. It really never crossed my mind until I was heading into middle school when teachers would ask me and my classmates to write a paper on what we would like to be when we grow up. I never had an idea of what I wanted to do because there were so many different types of jobs that I could do. So I went through middle school not really knowing what I wanted to do.
By the time I got to high school I was still a little stuck on what I would major in when I go to college. Even though we had taken some test that would help us figure out what kind of field of work that suited us, I still didn’t really know what I would do. When I was a junior in high school that’s when I really started to try to figure out what kind of major I wanted to go into when I got out of high school and went into college. I knew that I was kind of slow with choosing my major, and I really didn’t know it until I was a senior in high school.
When I started school I was 6 years old, because my birthday was just three days behind the cutoff date of August 1. So I started a year later than most of my classmates witch made me one of the older kids in the class. As I went through my elementary years some of my teachers and my mom noticed that I wasn’t doing very well with reading and spelling when I was in the 3rd grade. They had me go to a tutor every day for an hour so that I could get help with reading and spelling. I had three different tutors throughout my elementary years. They all helped me with the things that needed to be focused on during that time. When I was with them we would learn how to spell words and then take little spelling tests over them to make sure that I was getting them right and understanding them. We would also play games that had to do with words that we were learning at that time. I had a different tutor each year from 3rd grade to 5th grade.
When I got into 6th grade I was doing pretty well, but I realized when summer came around I had forgotten some of the stuff that I had learned in my previous years in school. So my mom deiced that I needed some more help (she had heard about this place called Sylvan Learning Center that one of her friends had heard about) that would help me with math, reading, writing, study skills and also homework. My mom signed me up for the classes, and I went for two years. It did help me with my school work, reading, and writing. While I was there I did make some friends and was very comfortable with sitting with the teachers and doing all my work that I had to do. There were three students to a teacher so she would help everyone at her table out with anything that they needed help with. To motivate me and help me realize that I was doing a good job, they would give me little chips that I would then either save and cash in later for prizes, or go find a prize on