This strong mental attitude, along with being the oldest child, has made me aware of the importance in being responsible. Growing up, was depended on to look after my four younger siblings while my parents worked endless hours.
I have always viewed myself as the atlas of my household, carrying the load and blame of four other people, while trying to remain sane. Believe that being able to take on such a large responsibility as a young teen has defined and structured my character. I take pride in my achievements because I would not be the person I am today. I have always found myself thoroughly thinking over a situation before take action. I believe that it is important to think about an outcome before I make a move. Whether the outcome is good or bad, I have to take responsibility for my actions.
I hope that this tactic will ignite my future next year as a college freshmen as well as something that will positively aid me throughout the duration of my life. Over the course of high school, I have slowly felt myself grow and mature into a young woman. I believe it is important to feel a change in your character through the course of high school. This change can either be good or bad, it is up to that person to determine what kind of person they would like to be. During my sophomore year, felt a drastic change within myself. NT from being reckless to bringing my grades up sign efficiently while rearranging my priorities. I decided it was time to take control of my future and do what was best for my future. I put my “friends” to the side, decided that hanging out at the movies could wait, and took on a whole new perspective about school. What might seem like the coolest thing to do, actually isn’t that cool when you realize what is important in your life. Part of my change came from being a part of AVID. Having such a loving caring, and encouraging AVID family roughs out the better side of me.
Today, I am continuing my journey to success. Although many obstacles have crossed my path on the way, I am proud of how much I have grown. I currently have nine college acceptances and have been admitted into my dream school, Baylor University. Without the changes I made for myself I believe that I would not be as successful as I am today. I am encouraging my younger siblings that it is important to take school seriously. I am glad that I am able to use myself as an example of how being responsible can gain you successfulness.