My High School Experience
When I was in 8th grade, I remember how excited I was for high school. I could not wait to leave middle school where it seems like I had spent my entire life. I was ready for something new, a change of scenery, and meeting new people. I wanted to have that new level of freedom and responsibility. When I finally began high school I felt like so many new opportunities presented themselves to me. Then, after a change of heart, I soon realized that when thinking about changing high schools friends, academics, and money can often effect the decision. Throughout my 8th grade year, my parents wanted me to go to Perry Hall High School. They thought it would be more beneficial to me. However, I thought otherwise. I wanted to attend Curley because I thought it would be more challenging, I knew people, and I liked the environment. The environment motivated me to do well because of all the different resources. My main focus was soccer though, Curley had an excellent soccer reputation and I wanted to be a part of that. They had won the championship they season prior to me attending. All summer I tried to do everything I could to get in shape to be ready for my 1st season of high school soccer. I had confidence in my skills, and the team that we would have a good season. But for various reasons from coaching, to lack of team chemistry, our season was a failure.
The rest of my freshman year I continued to be successful academically. I continued to enjoy waking up every morning and feeling good about going to school.I could never really figure out why but there was something there that began to bother me. I went on to finish out the year and began enjoying my summer.
When I returned for my sophomore year, things were a lot different. The novelty of something new had worn off. I knew what to expect, and what was expected of me. I was ready to try and improve on the loosing soccer season of the previous year. However I did not expect to severely...
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