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Over the years...After my sophomore year in high school, my life took an unexpected twist

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Over the years, as I developed from being a kid into the person I am today, I have learned that you need more than just intelligence to succeed in life - you also need to have a will to succeed. Throughout grammar school I received excellent grades and made the high honour roll. I loved and found pride in making my family happy with my success in school. I also succeeded in athletics without much effort. I played baseball, football and basketball as a kid and ended up sticking with basketball through high school. But when I tried out in ninth grade for the freshman basketball team, I was cut. ...read more.

Middle

I was very proud that I was able to forget about the past and move on with maturity to show the coaches what I could do. After my sophomore year in high school, my life took an unexpected twist. Everything was changing, and I wasn't accepting the changes because I didn't know how. Any kid would hate to hear his parents arguing. Mine argued, and I couldn't accept that my life might change because of what I heard. To this day I don't entirely understand why they got a divorce, but I have realized that it is a change I have to live with. ...read more.

Conclusion

My grandfather was the most incredible man in my life. The past year of my life has been a bumpy road for my family. The tears, anger and happiness come and go unpredictably, but I keep going because I know I must. If it weren't for my mother and my strong will to succeed in life, I wouldn't be where I am today. Without obstacles, there would be nothing to learn from life. We are put on this earth to overcome obstacles and to try to succeed even when the world feels as if it is pressing down on our shoulders. The weight of the world was on mine, and I am now more prepared to overcome it in the future. ...read more.

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