• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

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

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

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.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE Child Development section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related GCSE Child Development essays

  1. Why family structures are changing.

    or reading and writing, she has been encouraged by her husband to either go out and work or become more active, Ruth's needs are very limited due to her size, her emotional needs are her most worrying from a young age she has been called names and this has carried

  2. The Emotionally Intelligent Team

    The limbic system is composed of several substructures worthy of mention. The thalamus and hypothalamus form a "relay station" for incoming information. The thalamus receives sensory information from the environment whereas the hypothalamus takes in information from the body and regulates sexuality and appetite.

  1. Health, Social Care and Early years provisions.

    friends who usually help cannot provide it anymore * For carers who are putting their own health and welfare at risk because of their caring tasks * If someone is a sufferer of depression or dementia. * If someone has been subjected to physical, sexual, psychological or financial abuse, or

  2. Development through the life stages

    They now re-read books many of times. They print first and last name. They can now start to spell. They reverse two digit numbers, for example they would write the number 15 as number 51 instead. At 7 years old they, speak fluently. They start to use slang and clichés.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work