William J. Pyda
English Composition: Monday & Wednesday 8am-9:25am
September 15, 2014
Cause & Effect Essay
Have you ever felt like you needed to prove something to yourself and to others but you weren't ready to accept the challenge? Well, for me it all started right after I graduated high school in June of 2012. I was excited to finally be done with school, yet at the same time I was nervous and afraid to start college a few months later. Just like a lot of other kids, I was still undecided on what I wanted to do with my life that made me happy and have that motivation to succeed. So that summer I sat down with my parents and we all came to an agreement that the best place to start out would be CCBC, in part because it would be more affordable and I wouldn't feel pressured to find out what my passion was in life right away. With time passing I soon realized nothing was going to plan due to my lack of focus & motivation, applying to Americorps was an alternative, and somehow someway I was in need of a wake up call.
Entering my freshman year of college I felt like a new man, still immature a little but was excited to see what the next step in my life awaited me. Being around all my old friends from high school and of course meeting new ones I soon got lost in the “ social college life," and fell behind in my classes lacking focus and determination. I thought I was capable to do both things, have a bigger social life and still do my schoolwork, as a result, emails started coming in from my teachers alerting me that if I didn't come to class I would end up failing. My motivation to
succeed was at an all time low, it was either study and work harder, otherwise, I would be looking for another alternative.
Four months later I applied for a program called Americorps NCCC, an organization that selected young adults from around the country to come together and work as a team to assist and help out communities...
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