Resisting Outside Pressure

The first time that we experience peer pressure is during childhood. Most of us have this innate desire to fit in, and sometimes we are willing to do whatever it takes to make that happen… When I was in junior high, I had a group of friends just like everyone that age does. I wasn’t the most popular person, but …

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Jumping Over Those Hurdles

Track and field is without a doubt one of my favorite sports. When I was in high school, I was on the team for all four years, and I loved it. I was a sprinter and a jumper, but I still maintained appreciation for the other events as well. One of my favorite races to watch was the hurdles. For …

Finding the Good in You

There is nobody on earth that is more critical of me than me. If you asked me to make a list of all of my positive attributes and all of my negative ones, the latter would supersede the former. It’s probably so easy for me to call out my flaws than it is for me to think of the good …

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The Power of Friendship

I’m very self aware, and that’s why I know that I don’t have the best personality around. I have a short temper, I’m extremely sarcastic, and I can be stand offish at times. I’m socially awkward, I go ghost for weeks at a time when I get in a bad mood or when I become obsessed with something new, and …

Squelching the Rage

I have a bit of a temper, and I always have, but it was particularly bad when I was younger. There were many times when I would hit and kick things in order to get out my frustration. I remember one time during my sophomore year in high school when I was so mad that I actually kicked a hole …