My Life Essay

Total Length: 3140 words ( 10 double-spaced pages)

Total Sources: 0

Page 1 of 10

Michael Jones and I was born on the 19th of March, 1998, in Hawthorne, California. I am currently eighteen years old and in my fourth year of college. My parents are Stephen Jones and Callie Jones. Our family comprises of my father, mother, brother and a sister. My brother's name is James Arnold Jones and my sister's name is Joanne Jones. I am grateful to have my siblings and both of my parents in my life alive and healthy. I do not have a great deal of memory about my early childhood, but my mom incessantly mentions that I was a very lively, inquisitive, and talkative child. I was curious about everything and kept asking questions all the time, even without having to wait for the correct answers in response. It is for this reason that I assume my parents bought me numerous books as well as novels from an early age.



Youthful Phase



All in all, what I can remember from my earliest years are memories filled with love and happiness. Being the second born child in the family, I enjoyed spending time with my elder sister. One of my fondest memories is how jealous I was when my small sister was born. I could not bear the fact that I would cease being treated as the "baby" of the house. However, as she slowly grew up we became very close to each other. Up until the present day, I am very close with my siblings and we face everything that comes our way together.



I can honestly say that the best education I attained all began from home. This takes into account the incessant teaching from mom and dad with respect to the principles in life and values that I continue to hold dear even today. My early childhood was a characteristic one of a child growing up in the start of the 21st century. My father worked for an insurance company as a financial advisor and my mum worked as a front desk person in the nearby hospital. I had a considerably happy childhood enjoying the days with my young siblings and at the time would consider ourselves to be somewhat spoilt with trips, presents and toys. However, one of the difficult periods in my life came early on when I was 7 years old when my parents split up and had a divorce. This was such a difficult time; because of the constant battle for custody and visitation for us siblings, between the two of them. This took a great toll on me because I was still young and I could not quite understand why this was taking place. In fact, at some point, I thought that we were the reason of the split between my parents.



Crucible Experience



At a time when I was still quite young, coming from a broken family that experienced several arguments and fights affected me in an adverse way. I was constantly depressed and upset. The following year was tough as there were times when we were split having to stay with my mother while I stayed with my father and vice versa. The lack of having both parents in my life and having a family like other children made me feel like an outsider. I was constantly envious of the other kids my age that had both parents drop them off at school or go for lunch together.



Granted, they provided us with food, a home, and all the necessary items that we required, the love was not the same. We felt unimportant to them as they constantly focused how to split their assets and property. The love and attention that my siblings and I required from my parents at the time was not enough. It was for this reason that I constantly got into fights in school with other children and failed to concentrate on my studies. I even did petty activities such as skipping school or refusing to undertake homework all in the attempt of attaining more attention from both of my parents.



Elementary School Experience



One of the pivotal moments in my life came when I was in the 6th grade at Ramona Elementary School. At the time, I found it quite difficult to learn and study and I was flopping in most of the subjects. However, Mathematics was the worst of all as I found every aspect of the subject to be difficult.
I used to be taunted a lot by other kids in the classroom because I barely grasped anything and simple calculations such as multiplication appeared impossible to comprehend. This caused me to become frustrated with education and therefore it adversely affected my performance in other subjects.



When I entered the 6th grade, my new mathematics teacher, Miss Mahoney completely changed my outlook, an aspect that had a huge positive impact on my life. She told me that mathematics is as simple as one, two, and three, something that I accepted easily. She told me encouragingly that she saw a great deal of potential in me and that I ought to tell myself I can do it, even when I fail. Therefore, she took it upon herself, giving me extra lessons and assignments away from the classroom, to help me improve.



Six months later, I found mathematics to be quite simple to understand. My morale and self-confidence had significantly improved and so did my performance in other subjects and my overall grade. Little did I know that this phase would push me to aspire to be more and grow more, even when I faced challenges and difficulties. I finally graduated elementary school and although I constantly got into trouble, my parents were really happy and proud of me. It had been a considerably tough period in my life.



Entry to High School



My high school phase was a crucial experience in my life. I attended Hawthorne High School, which was close to my neighborhood, for four years and it was a period of considerable relief for me taking into account that I had experienced a great ordeal during elementary school. This was a phase that brought a lot of calm in my life. At this point, my parents had started to get along better and there was better understanding in their relation.



This made it much easier for me and my siblings as our parents made significant efforts to be there for us at every moment in our life and also cordial to each other in that we never got to notice any animosity. My father, by this time had already married and our step-mother was quite warm and loving towards us. On the other hand, my mother was seeing someone else at the time and they both seemed happy. At this time, I changed my behavior and started concentrating more and more in school. More so, I finally felt happy and content. Every year of high school came with fresh experiences, new sets of friends, new teachers, new classes and also a whole different perspective of life altogether.



High School Experiences



Without a doubt, I was a completely different individual while graduating high school, compared to the time I was freshman. I was quite innocent and scared wondering whether I will find new friends or whether I will be able to fit into the new school and setting. I was largely focused on my classes and extra-curricular activities. Come sophomore year and this was the time when a great deal of my life changed. This was the first time I got my first kiss, something that was such a great deal at the time. In addition, I joined the soccer team and because of this, I began getting invitations to parties and hangouts after practice and after school. I was not starting to come out of my shell. After scoring the winning goals in a soccer tournament, things got even better. In a short span, individuals in school who I did not even know started coming up to me asking me how I was doing and whether I wanted to hang out. All of a sudden, I had plenty of friends.



By the time I graduated high school, I was finally in a position where I was mentally mature and ripe. What is more, I had plenty of time to take into consideration about my goals, ambitions, and dreams, together with different matters. However, I had not yet taken proper time to implement these dreams, thoughts, and aspirations into proper action. I was engrossed in going to parties, meeting up with new friends, going for swimming and trips. However, the time I entered college was when all these important aspects came into focus. Not….....

Show More ⇣


     Open the full completed essay and source list


OR

     Order a one-of-a-kind custom essay on this topic


Related Essays

Reminiscing on My Teens

to drive a motorbike, have never ridden one in my life, yet I still appreciated the aesthetic. He looked cool mounting and dismounting the bike, and I certainly was better looking than waiting for one’s parents to come pick up one from practice. Thus, although I did not model this particular facet of behavior, I still learned from it simply through observation and used it to reinforce my high valuation of a counter-cultural, outlaw type of motif to which I still readily identify today. There were other aspects of behavior during my adolescent years spent with my soccer team… Continue Reading...

The Meaning of Life

end outcome of my life?", to which the answer would be "Eternal bliss or torture"; and "What meaning doesn't get destroyed with death?", to which the answer is - "Paradise and union with God"' (Rowlands). What's challenging about the above explanation of life's meaning is: it is impossible to successfully oppose Tolstoy by raising the following arguments: 'How can we be sure of the presence of a Lord who has established for humanity a purpose in life?' 'How can we be sure of the existence of an afterlife?' Tolstoy would simply state that… Continue Reading...

John Ortbergs The Life Youve Always Wanted

my life but I felt that I was struggling to take the first step and instead for months on end I was just spinning my wheels not doing anything one way or the other. Even when I would finally make up my mind that the step had to be taken, I was still unable to do anything to move in the direction I knew I should go. It was as though I just expected myself to wake up one day in the spot I wanted to be in. That was… Continue Reading...

How Markets Impact Our Lives

I think markets have a positive and a negative impact on my life. On the positive side, they allow me to make money from trading on the stock market, and they allow me to obtain goods that I otherwise would not have access to. On the negative side, I feel that I become more and more focused on consumption and end up buying things I don’t even need. Instead of saving, I spend and run up my credit cards and get into debt and then look back on my purchases and wonder what possessed me in the first place to ever… Continue Reading...

Motivational Theory of Lifespan Development

have elucidated the motivational theory of lifespan development and illustrated how I will incorporate it in my life as a social worker. The motivation theory of lifespan development focuses on the adaptive capacity of people to maximize their development across major platforms in their lives. Regulating motivation is among paramount features of adaptive capacity. Besides, a person's developmental capacity is achieved by identifying the relevant challenges in regulating the motivational process. The latter is gained by identifying, assessing, and designing both developmental and personal goals to reflect transformations in lifetime opportunities. Evidently, the notion enables one to stay updated by anticipating any upcoming opportunities for goal… Continue Reading...

Self-Concept and Perception

important and I believe that faith is also important, so I try to communicate both in my life. I also believe that it is important to be honest no matter what, even if it makes a person uncomfortable. Lies distort reality and lead to confusion and mistakes down the road. So it is better to be honest and forthright at all times. I also believe in dressing well and expressing my self-confidence in the manner in which I clothe myself. How we present ourselves publicly also reveals something about our self-concept (Baumeister, 1999; McLeod, 2008). The role that self-concept plays in ethical communication is that I… Continue Reading...

Unfair Treatment of People with Privilege

have a strong foundation based on care and nurture at the onset of my life and developement. I also fear the impact this will have on myself as I mature and have a family of my own. Given that I was not the recipient of close parenting, I have to ask myself how I can provide it due to my lack of personal experience with such parenting style. I have to ask myself how I will know if I am doing it correctly or if I'm doing poorly. Of course, the answer is I cannot know that I am unless I bring in… Continue Reading...

Careers in Criminal Justice and Prospects

world, I am not squandering the best years of my life in college. I have a vibrant social life, but I still make enough time for studying hard and doing well in my classes. Knowing how important networking and job hunting is for me now, I have already made some contacts in the criminal justice field. Working as an intern and as assistant have helped me to acquire some on-the-job training that will prove helpful when I land my first job, whether in Missouri or another state. I will not be a completely inexperienced young graduate, but someone whose… Continue Reading...

Career Planning Development and Management

over-committed myself to school work thus I have no free time for family and friendship commitments. This puts my life at risk because if I cannot manage or control my time properly, then, I will end up ruining my academic development. For instance, in class, the teachers only provide a percentage of the knowledge required. Given that I do not give enough time to my preparation for class, then, I may experience learning problems in future. Today, the society has many individuals with varying education levels. For me to find a job and remain competitive in the job, skills, and knowledge imparted by my teachers are insufficient. In… Continue Reading...

Personal Experience with Lying

and truthfulness. I have used this principle as an important foundation of my life. Nonetheless, like virtually everyone else, I have told lies a couple of times -- whether a real lie or a white lie. In as much as I dislike and hate to admit it, I have lied to my parents, friends, partners, and colleagues. One significant lie that I would like to reveal in this write-up is a lie that I told my current girlfriend sometimes back. It is one of those lies that if she knew the truth she would be so disappointed with me -- she would… Continue Reading...

Leadership in Nursing Practice

if the encounter was a brief one. One of the greatest leaders that have had significant influence over my life is my current Director of nurses with whom I have enjoyed working and gotten inspired over the brief encounter we have had. When I found myself under her leadership, at first I was apprehensive and unsure of what to expect from her. However, over time she has proven to not only be instrumental in development of my leadership skills, but also highly inspiring to our team and an asset to us all. She comes out as a fair leader who will treat all the nurses under her equally… Continue Reading...

Man Vs God in Frankenstein

My life might have been passed in ease and luxury; but I preferred glory to every enticement that wealth placed in my path” (Shelley 17). He seeks to stand above others, to be raised up on a pedestal above the other mere mortals of the world around him. In this manner, Victor is against society: he is anti-social. His vanity and pride make him so. The monster, on the other hand, desperately tries to unite himself to society. He befriends the blind man (who does not judge his appearance because… Continue Reading...

Poverty in the Proper Perspective

Discovery Throughout my life, there have been those moments where I am apt to say "a-ha" or "that makes sense". Indeed, we all go through those moments where something dawns on us that wasn't obvious or apparent before, for whatever reason. Sometimes, the realization made is something basic or fairly inconsequential. However, there are other times where the revelation if profound and extensive. I had just such a moment when I was in high school and it is something that I have never forgot. While I was fortunate enough to grow up… Continue Reading...

Women S Health and the Issue of Abortion

Women’s Health The Blue Zones I would like my life in the U.S. to correspond more to what life is like in the Blue Zones. I feel like I am too spoiled here in the U.S. and have too many creature comforts. In other parts of the world, like Greece or Japan life is not as focused on all of these comforts that we take for granted here. There is more of a focus on an organic lifestyle and a simple life: you take what you need and you have a connection with the Earth that is healthy… Continue Reading...

Personal Leadership Development Plan

throughout my life. At times, it is important to recognize and accept that some need more time to process and develop and that in these moments patience is critical, because without it, a team’s morale may suffer—especially if members perceive that the leader is becoming frustrated and exasperated by their lack of improvement. In order to address this issue, I also recognize that managing performance effectively is a skill that I need to better develop so that I can stay on top of a team’s progress and help to be supportive… Continue Reading...

Jonathan Giver Scholarship

I spent only the first three years of my life. From then on, my dad's job led us to different corners of the globe. I have resided in 6 countries up until now and had a hard time adjusting to different customs, languages and people. My minority status in all those countries always had me in trepidation: I didn't know whether the kids from my new school and community would be friendly or alienate me. Our family shifted to the US immediately after I was done with junior high. The Bear Valley community took to our family instantly.… Continue Reading...

Saint Leo University Master Social Work Program

and I can categorically state that it is one of the best decisions I have made in my life. Being able to do this was a great opportunity and I don't take it for granted. To be honest, when starting out, I didn't quite understand the kind of opportunities that existed in the field. With time, I came to recognize the several doors that can open for me if I am willing to provide value to the society and work hard. As I look to further my studies, I seek to grow and develop myself. I appreciate that this can be a challenging and delicate phase. Nonetheless,… Continue Reading...

Personal Statement in Fashion Design Essay

initial studies, I will develop what becomes a part of life or a lifestyle that will never change in my life. I desire to have an innate passion seen from the nature of the products manufactured. Personally, I value education at its best. I value the fact that we can build what we believe in and what makes us happy and progressive in the world of growth and development through education. Besides, have the opportunity to get new ideas, skills, and experiences required in conquering the challenges in a dynamic business environment. By attending NYU School of Professional Studies, I see a pathway of developing values that are a… Continue Reading...

Cite This Resource:

Latest APA Format (6th edition)

Copy Reference
"My Life" (2016, October 21) Retrieved November 19, 2019, from
https://www.aceyourpaper.com/essays/my-life-essay

Latest MLA Format (8th edition)

Copy Reference
"My Life" 21 October 2016. Web.19 November. 2019. <
https://www.aceyourpaper.com/essays/my-life-essay>

Latest Chicago Format (16th edition)

Copy Reference
"My Life", 21 October 2016, Accessed.19 November. 2019,
https://www.aceyourpaper.com/essays/my-life-essay