I was very different in middle school than in high school. In middle school I would like to get into trouble, but not that kind of trouble that would get you suspended. I would just want to get detention because it was cool back then, and all my friends would get it for being late or just disrupting class.At this point in my life the people I would hangout with the most was my friends.
My strengths were that I loved Math and Speech class. The reason why I loved Speech was because I could use my voice and prove people wrong. It was something very different and unique. Math class was my favorite as well, because I had the sweetest teacher ever and he would make sure that we understood it and if not he would sit down with us and explain it until we got it. I disliked English because of my teacher. She was the meanest, most inappropriate teacher ever. She didn't bother helping us and she always put us down. However, I tried my hardest to pass all my classes with an A.
In 9th grade I had no idea what I wanted to be or what I wanted to do. After a while, I started browsing some careers and I got my top 3 careers. I wanted to be a chef, baker or an interior designer. The reason for this was because both my parents were chefs. I was always around my parents cooking and baking in my house. I remember when I baked my first cake with my dad. Also, my dad is a landscape designer and, so I wanted to follow in similar steps. That is the reason why I wanted to become an interior designer and also, I always decorate my house for holidays and parties. I love it and have a passion for it. I still want to be an interior designer, but I'm going to put nursing first. Interior designing will be more of a hobby.
I want to work on being more outgoing and not being scared. I want to do things I love and communicate with my teachers and peers to help me out with college. I was very social with my friends, but not my teachers. If something was wrong I wouldn't tell them. If I needed help with something I would rather ask my peers. I wanted to be independent and and not ask them for help. I thought they would think I wasn't smart or not independent. I learned later that year that I should focus on my grades, not on what my friends think or say. I wanted to go on this Chicago trip, but I needed to have good grades. At that time I didn't have them, but I was working so hard to get them up.
In the end, I got to go on this trip and it was the most amazing thing I ever did. I was so excited to go to another place that wasn't Watsonville. I was finally going to learn about colleges and what they require. I went to three different states which were Illinois, Indiana, and Michigan. I went to many different colleges like Kalamazoo, Hope College, Holy Cross, The Art Institute of Chicago, and many more. When I came back I felt like I knew so much about colleges and I was well educated. Also, that maybe I would want to go out of state for a college or university.
My freshman year I received Honor Roll and got a 4.0 GPA. I was so shocked and happy. I knew that my worked paid off, but I figured out that maybe this was time for a change. I wanted to move schools, because our school kept losing teachers and principals. They were getting stricter and stricter which was really affecting our behavior towards them. They wouldn't listen to us and we had no voice. They weren't teaching us anything with technology. I only knew how to print and download things. I really didn't know how to do anything. This really caused me to do something with my educational life and I moved away from my friends and teachers of almost 5 years and I know it wasn't going to be the same environment as before. I decided to move Diamond Tech and that is where my new journey started.