Life's Ups and Downs

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Sandra Lim
English 101
Assignment 6
10/29/11

Assignment 6
Personal Narrative Essay

In life, when is there one time that things have not gone the way that it should have? “Love” and “Life” will pass you by and bring forth joy and disappointment but I believe that with determination and courage, everything in time will be solved and life will go on as it it should. This is a personal experience that I have gone through.

When I first dreamt of going away to America to go to school, I was terrified. I knew that my parents were letting their baby girl go. I was determined to do more for myself and begin my life as an adult. At first, school was good. I picked my classes and settled into my dormitory. Just short of 3months, things didn’t seem to be as I expected them to be. Life was stressful and classes piled up one by one. I felt like I was drowning. As I was on my own, and the friends that I had made were far to busy to bother with me; it was not easy to cope with all this stress. Not a bone in my body was functioning but I did not want to give up. After much coaxing and struggling with my inner fears, I decided that I had to go to fix this situation fast. I signed up for tutoring and counseling. However at this time of getting used to be a college student, another problem naturally came up.

Love life was never a problem nor existent in my life before so when this reality came knocking at my door, I had no idea what to do. I had never been in a serious relationship before coming to America so I was not prepared for what was ahead. Meeting boys was hard but I was set on dating and being in a loving relationship. How wrong was I. My life which was not getting any better, took a turn for the worse. The boy I thought that i was going to spend the rest of my life with turned out to be my worst nightmare and I ended up getting my heart broken. From time to time the thought of giving up everything flashed before my eyes, but knowing that sacrificing school...
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