Show MoreOn the warm spring morning of April 1, 1997, I, Ajanee’, took my first breath of air in Richmond, Virginia. After a year of my existence my mother, father, and I moved to Saint Petersburg, Florida where my mother gave birth to my little brother, Nakiem. In my early childhood, I viewed life as wonderful and joyful; hate was something never to be found. However, I received my first reality check on how cruel this world could be when I was only in kindergarten. My best friend at the time lived right across the street from me which was a dream come true. With the fact that she lived only a few steps away meant that she could come over any time after school and have sleepovers every weekend. Sad to say, this was not the case in my situation.…show more content…
In the mist of all my traveling up and down the east coast, I managed to stay active. Before I reached the second grade, I was already involved in ballet, as well as other dance genres, and basketball. Every Christmas I participated in the performance of “The Chocolate Nutcracker” down in Florida. Starting in fourth grade I discontinued dancing and involved myself in cheer-leading as a flyer. Besides playing sports, I was a highly active writer. Growing up writing was my passion: from short stories, poems, songs, to essays. I managed to participate in any and every writing contest presented to me. In the fourth grade, I entered a poetry contest on the definition of a true friend and was awarded with the publication of my poem in a poetry book of Virginian writers. In the fifth grade, I entered an essay contest about my hero and won second place in the state for my grade level, as well as a $100 savings bond. In middle school I wanted to learn how to play an instrument so I began learning how to play the violin. Midway through my training, I was forced to transfer to a different school in a different state that did not offer an orchestra class, therefore, putting a pause on learning how to play the violin.
By the time I enrolled into high school, I discontinued all sports in seek of gaining new talents. As a child, I knew I wanted to pursue in a military career so I entered the Junior Reserve Officer
Today I learn how to stack boxes in to shelf, for example Gatorade, Food cans etc. Working at a church is somewhat tiring but you’ll get a lot of exercise. Especially working out your biceps and your arms and legs etc. Helping the needs is a wonderful thing to do, especially around your community like a church, Food bank, shelter etc. Doing community service is a good life experience to learn new things and to help out around your community. The reason why I had to do community service is because I didn’t make wise choices, I was a bad influence to myself and to my peers. Today I learn it wasn’t that I needed to do community service, it’s to do it for life experience. I can learn a lot in doing things that are positive in life. In the past years, my life was all about negative thoughts and things that I did was completely bad and not positive. All I did was hang out with friends, did drugs stayed out after school and didn’t came home till night. I really didn’t know what I was going to do with my life, I was in a place where I didn’t need anything but my friends and drugs. I was stuck in a mess I couldn’t get out of. In till a couple of years past by I realized that I’ve been doing things that weren’t right and that were all miserable, for me and my family. I didn’t really listen to my parents at all, I ignore them and kept on doing things that were hurting my family. That’s where I realized that I needed to change my habits and my actions.
Even though it’s been a year now I was still breaking rules, not following my curfews, doing drugs, not getting good decent grade. All I thought about everyday was doing drugs and hanging out with my friends that were bad influence to me. I didn’t care because I was used to it, I didn’t even knew what was really right or wrong when I was a young kid. During my 5th grade year, I usually wouldn’t listen to what my teachers are saying to me directly, I would ignore her and act like we never had the conversation. During my 6 grade year, I didn’t really learn a lot from what I should have learned. I wasn’t paying attention, I came to school high and brought drugs to school. I didn’t get the support that I needed till 7th grade. During my 7th grade year, I had a fresh start of becoming a good student and respecting my peers and teachers. Still, I have a drug problem that I couldn’t control, it was like being trapped in a hole for a whole year. 5 months has past, I met a drug therapist her name was Ashley. She helped me to stop using drugs, even though I really wanted to do it. She also got me into programs that were helpful to me, it was somewhat boring but you can learn a lot from it. I didn’t