Brigham Young University-Idaho
This essay was organized for Writing and Reasoning Foundations 101, Section 87, taught by Sister Owens. Sweet Sixteen
Everyone wishes till the day when they finally turn sixteen. Well you know what that means right? Finally freedom with a car, which means no more having your mom drive you to the movies and having her pull over a block away just so you can hurry and get out of the car making sure no one saw that your own mother dropped you off. Every soon to be 16 year old doesn’t want their own mother dropping them off and honking their horn as they drive away. Well you guessed it that is my type of mom. It was a hot summer day in Utah when I walked through the DMV and was officially a licensed driver in the state of Utah. Finally I was able to have my own freedom which meant that I could actually pick the radio station for once instead of listening to my Moms favorite bands from the 70’s. Thank goodness that was over right? Well I thought I had total freedom, but I kind of forgot the huge detail is my strict Mother. One easy mistake that I made changed my life for the better.
Driving was always a privilege in our family not a right. In the Russell household, in order to get your license you have to sign a contract. In the contract it states that we must maintain a certain grade point average throughout high school or else we will not be able to drive the car. Also, with my other brothers my parents decided that before we can get our license they would have to get their Eagle. That gave my brothers a lot of motivation to get their Eagle so that they would finally be able to have freedom to drive a car. In my case, it was the same for me with getting my Young Woman’s in Excellence completed. By having this as a set goal it gave me the motivation to want to get this done in a reasonable amount of time so that I would be able to finally have the chance to drive a...
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