Posted on October 2nd, 2009 at 12:49 am by Cindy Chen
Each and every day, what I experience contributes to the person I am today. In these past seventeen years and eleven months, I believe that my high school years have allowed me to learn the most about myself. Four years ago, I was probably one of the most gullible person there is out there. Rewinding the hands of time to freshman year, I feel as if I was so blind back then to believe everything and anything people said no matter how many times they let me down. In addition, I learned that people are two-faced “liking you only when you’re up and kicking you when you’re down.” Since then, I have became more “careful”, I guess you can say, in making friends. However, the experience that I believe to influence me the most was in sophomore year leading into junior year.
So to make a long story semi-short: basically, I love the sport of handball but my parents don’t like me playing it because they are afraid that it will worsen my scoliosis. Nonetheless, I chose to try out in sophomore year but failed. I told myself to practice more and try out again in junior year. I knew that it would be even harder to make the team then but I wasn’t discouraged by that. My parents tried to limit how often I go to the park so I would sneak out at 6:30 in the morning on weekends no matter how cold it was just to practice by myself. This hard work eventually paid off in junior year when I made the team. From this, I learned that nothing is impossible if I really work hard towards my goals.
As a college student, I don’t really have many expectations because I do not know what lies ahead besides the many obstacles that I have to overcome. I wouldn’t say that I am disheartened though because hard work and determination will allow me to overcome these obstacles. Other than that, in the first semester, I’m just hoping to do well, have fun, and simply enjoy college !