I was playing second base for the first in a game. This was my time to prove myself to others of what I am capable of. I searched for my parents in the bleachers, but they were nowhere to be found. “It wouldn’t be the first time that they didn’t show up. Concentrate”, I told myself. First pitch was already thrown, and it was a foul. I could feel the adrenaline pumping as I saw the batter get into position. I had to win this, not only for the team, but for myself. It was a fast pitch, but she hit it, straight to me. Out! I had caught the hit and everyone started cheering. I couldn’t believe what had happened.
I had come a long way from the beginning of the season, and I felt good to know that all my hard work paid off. Half way through freshman year I decided to get more involved. I already had the high GPA, but I also wanted to go do something that I wasn’t naturally good in. I have always enjoyed aiming high or challenging myself to see how far I can go. My pursuit for excellence and readiness to take on any challenge has helped me achieve success many times in the past. Whether it was winning a softball game or acing a math test, I excelled because of my willpower and persistence.
I joined W.H.O, a club whose main goal is to help the less fortunate. This act of helping the less fortunate makes me feel good and I really enjoy it. The W.H.O club changed me to a greater extent. It helped me be more outspoken and helped me realize how much I like putting my time into helping others. My parents couldn’t always give me the attention I needed because they were busy with work. Therefore, I decided to give my attention to someone who needs it. I started raising money for Dance Marathon, an organization that gives money to the needy, and wanted to raise the most money. I like the thrill of competition of trying to do my best and seeing how things turn out. I raised about 100 dollars but am aiming for a higher amount this year. This experience inspired me to take on other things like volunteering at the Soup Kitchen to give them food. I also participated in the Recycling Club to help keep the environment. My main drive was that even the smallest things can still make a big difference in someone’s life.
Since elementary school, I have wanted to do something and make a difference in the world or just someone’s life. I wanted to grow up and do some good in the world. The only way I could think of doing that was by doing my best and not only exceeding in academics but also in extracurricular. This would be my goal for the next four years of high school. I have achieved my goals from the past and set new ones for the future. I am determined to do whatever it takes to get where I want. My experiences have improved my character and strengthen my willpower. I enjoy facing new challenges and conquering them; which is what life is all about.