THe mistakes I made and the regrets I have to face. Do yourself a service and read this if you are a slacker like me.

Essay by rackel February 2005

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I am writting this essay as a senior in high schhool sharing the ambitions as most, going to college then having my perfect job in my choosen career. Although instead of applying for college and easing into the end of the year like most of my friends i am working my butt off to make up for the mistakes I have made the last four years.

Starting off freshman year I began the habbit of doing just enough work to get by earning C's in most of my classes. Thinking to myself "I'll have a good time now and pull my load later on". As time progressed my C's began turning into C"s and D's and my only motive for doing better was to get teachers and my family off my back. I can't tell you how many times I heard the cliche about how much potential I could have.

As these words slip through right ear and out the other my bad habbits continued.

Now its sophmore year and I'm doing even worse then the year before. My grades were slipping but hey, I was enjoying life school was the last thing on my mind. That's when I got my first shocker, Summer School. For once in my life I didn't just slip by. I had to make up for what I didn't do during the year for 8 weeks four hours a day and $500.00 dollars poorer.

One would think that Summer School would snap me out of it. Well it did, I went into junior year with a scholar mentality, which lasted for less than a month. Then came the work load. I would come home knowing I had serious homework to do but rather go out with friends instead. A route I choose countless times...