We live in a day and age where everybody is scared of everything. At school we're scared of bullies, fighting with our friends, failing a test, being late for class, and school shootings. At home we're scared of being alone, family issues, break-ins, and robberies. Outside we're scared of just about everything. I wonder why we are all so scared. Because of all the crime that happens nowadays? But, I never did anything wrong, at least not enough to get cancer, robbed, murdered or raped. I live my quiet mundane life and most of the time, mind my own business. However, that's the scariest thing about nowaday- crimes. No matter how good of a person you are, anything can happen to anyone. Though we try not to think about that. We wake up and hope we are not late for school. We go outside and hope it does not start to rain. We go to school and hope we do well on that test. We go home and hope we did not forget our homework. We're changing fear to hope so that maybe it won't be as bad. Maybe nothing will happen to us. You can get through anything if you have hope, right? But I still wake up every day and become scared to live. Scared to be in such a crime-filled world. And after every single breath I take, I'm scared.
School, school is a necessity to everyone’s life no matter if you like it or not. After grade 7, I started putting less effort in school and didn’t care as much. I didn’t see school as what it actually is. I passed grade 8 with sixties and failed one or two classes. Grade 9, I didn’t do anything but pretend to work and it bit me in the arse. Throughout the whole grade nine I didn’t really fool around much. I was just lazy and not interested to work. In conclusion for wasting my year and expecting things just to come I got repeated in grade nine. Now there are pros and cons to repeating a kid. Having to repeat a year, which means I lost a year where I could have been working and made some money and having to be in a class with kids younger than me made me realize that school is the number one priority. School will open up more paths for everybody’s future rather than if you don’t have your school. Every since I had to repeat my attitude just switched around. It is frustrating, but I still do my best to get through it and now my goal is to be on the honour role before I graduate. I see kids in my grade saying the same things that I would say when I didn't finish my work. For example, I didn't have time and I worry for them because that's just an excuse you always have time for school. It's about putting that time into your daily routine because excuses will get you nowhere. I don't want to see kids have to repeat like I did. I wanted to tell the kid that school comes before everything besides of course your family so it goes to say that you must find the time to do your work otherwise you'll fail, although sometimes failure could be the only way you'll learn.