From being an outsider and being new, I actually moved schools to Diamond Technology. I was so scared and nervous because I did not know anyone except my friend Itzuri. I didn't know how my new fellow peers were going to treat me. I was a very shy, but out going person.
I remember the first day here I went up at the front of the class and explained my answer for a question and I remember everyone looking at me like wow she is brave. I wanted my new friends to see that I was nice and that I was a hard worker. They did see that in me and I saw that in them. Even if I struggled a lot in my classes because I wasn't use to these type of classes I got a lot of help from my friends. I knew that I was going to continue struggling with these classes because it wasn't something I was use too. I struggled the most in Industrial Design because I had never ever in my life worked with CNC machines or MasterCAM.
I was definitely learning something new and innovative. Communicating with my teachers was hard because I didn't know them and I was scared of them. I did not have that connection with them yet. I was good with working with others because I felt like I didn't standout as much and because it was fun to get to work with my friends. I knew I had to work on being open and direct with my teachers.
I knew I wasn't going to change who I was just because of my friends. I wasn't going to be like my 9th grade self. I was going to be me and work hard. I was going to try to get those good grades again. Some important traits for me were honesty, respectfulness, and fairness. Many people will think that they can take advantage of me and my hard work, but I learned from my mistakes. People think that just because I am nice and don't say anything that I won't put you in your place but I will.
I changed many parents perception of me because I showed my parents that I will work hard to get to college and get good grades. I also, showed my "friends" that they won't be able to take advantage of me and if they did. I would cut off that negativity and focus on myself. In the next two years, I was going to focus on my personal health and my life in general. I wasn't going to focus on the negativity and just keep striving to be a better me. Entering 11th grade I want to come to a realization that I want to start focusing on college or what career I want to pursue. Having a job would enable me to be more independent and more determine. This will help me grow, so much as a person and will continue with me throughout the years.