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Jina Huleis

AP Lang

Mr. McCarrick

October 2, 2014

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A special place where I can go and find peace and refuge is at the park by my house. I can sit on a rock and look at nature and just think about my future and ideas about how to manage my life and make decisions. Looking at nature would just bring peace to mind and would let me just disappear in my thoughts. It's beautiful just to look and stare at nature and see the world in bare eyes.

I don't think it's possible to live by only working for a day or two because that doesn't give us enough money to not only buy food but also to pay all sort of bills. For example, I work 4 days a week and I get paid $7.42 an hour so I would earn approximately $180 in two weeks.

If you multiplied that by 2 it would be $360 a month and that's not enough to pay rent for an apartment, phone bills, and water and electricity bills. However, if you're a teenager then you can live off by working a day or two but if you are a parent then no because you have kids to take care of and support them in the best way possible.

I have lived in Jordan, Amman for 13 years and I moved to the US on the 8th grade. Living there was pretty much different than living in the United States. Everything a person do would be judged for it and even criticized for it. Having a lot of people's judgments in your life would only bring your self-esteem down and you'd be self-cautious about everything you do or try to do. However, by living in the United States, it really built my self-esteem higher and I wouldn't be judged on everything I do. I have the freedom of speech and can say whatever I want and feel like saying. Yay for the US

This is the question that got me thinking the most. I look at myself and try to ask myself where do I see myself in the future? Or where am I going to be? Who am I going to be with? Why am I living in this world? All these questions and more yet I have no response to. I can see myself having a job that pays well and living with my husband and our 2 kids. I want to be a role model for someone, someone who would look up to me…more as I want to change somebody's life. Am I living my life simply? No. Am I living it deeply? Somewhat yes. I don'