Getting into Trouble in My Teens
Overcoming an obstacle can make a difference. In order to overcome an obstacle, there are powerful ways that can help you. I want to graduate High School, and go to college. I want to be a petroleum engineer. My choices were the ones I made. My future was something I looked forward to every day. The obstacle that can stop me from reaching my goal was negativity. The negativity that is most common in teens’ lives; dragging them down from becoming something is drugs, sex, gangs, violence, even family. Here is where it begins…… I began hanging with friends after school. They introduced me to marijuana, where at that point I could’ve ignored it, but I didn’t. I got addicted to it. Wanting to do it every day. I knew it was bad, but I didn’t know how bad.
Accepting the Consequences and Overcoming Obstacles
Once I got into smoking, friends started asking me to skip school and smoke. I thought about skipping school, but I only decided it will be just for one day. Then skipping school began to become a habit. I forgot about the importance of school, and my education. Peers from school came suspicious of my absence. I told them the truth, they were angry. I didn’t care because I thought I had time to get my grades up, I mean after all, my mother still doesn’t know that I was skipping school. They came to understand that I was lacking. My mom got that report card: 36 absent days, F’s and D’s. I knew I had to get it together. I began to make standards to reach my goals. My goals seemed so hard and far away to accomplish. Where must I start? Is this the end? I decided I was a failure, so there was no need to try. Once I realized my failure, I talked about my problems. Decided to have a prayer and ask God to help and guide me the right way. With his help, I started making better decisions. I knew I had to stop skipping school and get it together. I accepted responsibility and accepted the consequences: report card of F and D’s. I studied hard for everything. I planned everyday after school to go home and study, I asked teachers for help. With help from others, I began to change. My report card at the end turned out to be A’s and B’s. I promised myself I would never let myself go down that road anymore.