My fairly short life so far has been full of diverse, sui-generis experiences. I have spent literally half my life in Electra, Texas, a small town with less than 3,000 people known for oil fields and farming while I have spent the other half in Owasso, Oklahoma, a fairly large suburb in the Tulsa metro area known for being full of character. Living in these two areas has given me the completely different aspects of life on living in a small town and a city. Electra has given me the unique experiences of a small, farm-driven town: simple life, a sense of community, and absolutely no traffic at all. Owasso has given me a completely different sense of culture, completely new social experiences, and occasionally a lot of traffic. Not only have
start my 4 hour work shift, I began to go through the turnstile and seemingly startled awake a bat. This bat began to fly and squeal in fear. It darted at my head getting caught in my hair a couple times. I started to scream and flail my arms about trying to fend off the nocturnal flying mammal in fear. During what seemed to be forever I was able to unlock the turnstile and exit the entry way but not before rupturing two discs in my neck. This incident caused quite the turn of events in my life. I had….
“What do you think?” I said to the man as he analyzed the car in my driveway. He was doing this for the past half an hour, asking every question there was to know about the car. I knew everything about the cars that I dealt with and I answered every question more confidently than the one before. This chat went on for another fifteen minutes and by this time I knew in my head, if he didn’t like the car, he would probably have already left. Finally, he said to me in an eager tone, “What’s your final….
It was a bright, beautiful day in Texas when all of a sudden, I heard gun shots. My crew and I were in the second car behind the president and the governor of Texas along with their wives. Everyone was applauding and cheering, having a wonderful time. I, Bob Walker, was looking out of the car window watching everything that was happening. I then heard *boom, boom, boom*, I thought it was fireworks until another secret service man anxiously say “the president has been shot!” All of us piled out of….
There’s a lot of great things I saw on my trip to Galveston, Texas. My favorite place there was the Galveston Island Historic Pleasure Pier, while I was there I got on the roller coaster… that was very interesting. There was kids scared to even get on it because a lot of different people were saying things about it. It was “scary” or maybe “you’ll fall off of it”, I was frightened. From far far away you can see the ships when you were around the beach. They looked sketchy, but, whenever I looked….
Being born in Oregon, meant that I was surrounded by family. Both of my grandparents lived within an hour and a half from us and my cousins were only thirty minutes away. I went to a small church, which just so happened to be my school, and I lived in a small town. I had all of this until the fateful day when we moved to Texas.
Moving to Texas was gave me a completely different outlook on life. I was coming from a place where the average temperature was about 75 to a place where it was warm all….
Everyone in life will have their own personal obstacles they will have to face in life. Some people will mentally shut down and give up when faced with a challenge. Others will take their challenges and use them to better themselves. The obstacles that I have faced in my life have never hit me harder than they have these past few months. This being my senior year, I always expected it to be the most laid back and relaxing year of my high school career. When in fact I set myself up for one of the….
we weren’t most people.
This game, in this moment was gonna be a big part of our future, it was the game that was going to show us how we would do in California. These are the teams that if you can compete with them, then you should be proud. The Texas Glory is one of the best out there, and we knew that.
The whole team was exhausted, but we were determined to win. The dugout was loud, and all of us had never been so into a game, determined to win.
The bottom of the seventh, and Em was up. Em….
It was October 12, 2007. A calm and quiet evening and an empty highway lined with trees. Something happened that changed my life forever. I lost someone I loved and will never be the same without him. There was a devastating car accident that cost my father his life.
To begin with, my parents got a divorce when I was four years old. My father had a fiance for about a year or two after the divorce and was living with her. He had an alcohol problem. After he was coming back from….
I entered school in August of 2009 and did not focus on my studies. After just one year my GPA was a 1.376, because I did not have the drive that I had in high school to succeed. After a couple of years away from Texas Christian University, while attending a 2-year college, I realized what I wanted to do with my life, sparking the motivation I had been searching for. I then decided to return to TCU and fix my awful GPA, which I managed to do with hard work, determination, and appropriate priorities….
had an unlived life shadowing me. I gave up a “normal life” in order to dedicate myself to horses and horseback riding. When school breaks come instead of sleeping in and hanging out with friends, I wake up at daybreak to spend the day laboring at the barn. After my work at the barn is complete, I have a “real job” I work at in order to pay for my horse. I have a scarce amount of free time, so I had to forgo a normal life in order to be successful in the horse world.
This narrative reveals two main….