Tuesday, January 24, 2017

15 minutes with anyone

If I had 15 minutes to spend with any person I want, I would want to spend them with my father. Even though I hate him and can't stand to even look at him or even talk to him. I would want to  know exactly why I was never good enough for him to stay. What did I do wrong for him to leave my life before I wasn't even a teenager. He chose drinking over me and I can never understand why. He has told me many times that he is trying his best to get me back and that he's changing. Yet I haven't seen him since 4th grade. The last memory I had with him was it was late at night and I got a call from my mom saying to come outside. When I looked outside the window there were a bunch of cops and my mom. My father carried me outside and had the police take me away from him. I will always remember that night. At first I always blamed my mom for calling the police on him and his drinking. I never thought that drinking was such a huge issue. As I got older and I became more aware of drinking and I gained more knowledge about the danger of it and I understand that it wasn't my moms fault at all. If my father truly cared about me then he would stop drinking. The memories I have with him are slowly fading away and I'm kinda happy about that because y would I wanna remember an alcoholic and how he was always drinking. He was never a role model to me and he never will be. With or without him I will be the best damn father I could possibly be because I know for a fact I dont need a low life dead beat dad in my life.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Reflect on 2017 goals

Celebrating the new year is a resemblance of that it's kind of like a fresh start and that it's time to set new goals for yourself to achieve by 2018. My goal for this year is to maintain my achievements that I have accomplished during the end of 2016. So far I have kept my gpa at a 3.8 which is the highest it's ever been and I have made varsity water polo, wrestling and baseball. Even though there were some bad things that have happened in 2016, I'm going to work on them to make them better until they are all resolved. I'll be getting my license on February 5th and I'm very proud of that because I'll be the first out of my friends to drive. This year I don't want to give up on any of my goals. My main thing this year is to focus on me and get ready to graduate high school and enlist in the military in June. Signing up for the United States Marine Corps will be the biggest thing I will ever do in my life because that will be my entire future. I wanna be in for 25 years and hopefully retire when I'm 43.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Out of Your Comfort Zone

CJ Smith
Johnson
English 5C
10 October 2016

I challenge myself to do new things more often than usual. I like to do new things because it gives you the feel of not being afraid. Some things take more courage than others, but as long as you do it then you'll feel accomplished. The first time I tried Mixed Martial Arts, I was 12 years old and I was pretty week. I wasn't an active child, so I was pretty lazy. At first I was nervous because everyone was bigger than me. The first week I didn't like it because I didn't know anything so I kept on losing to everyone I went up against. Until finally I started to get the hang of it and understand how things worked. That's when I absolutely started to love the sport. The rush you get before a fight and you get butterflies in your stomach. After my first tournament I had a quench and it wasn't for water. I had the biggest quench to fight more and more, until I started losing. I won my first tournament and after that I was on a huge losing streak. I wasn't winning for about 2 years. I almost quit the sport if it wasn't for my trainer that told me what I was doing wrong. From this experiment, I learned a lot about how intimidation is all in your mind and it's okay to be afraid to try something new. As long as it doesn't stop your ambition from achieving your goal.

Monday, October 10, 2016

Does social class and economic status influence a person’s reality?

CJ Smith

Johnson

English 5C

4 October 2016
Social Class/Economic Status

         Social class can very much shape your sense of reality because if you live in a 1st class society, you will have money everywhere and live with leisure, but if you're a 2nd class citizen you'll be used to struggles and bad environment. The money you make will determine the way you live and the way you see our economy and government. Wealthy people don't understand the everyday life of a hard worker. Instead they have easy living and relax most of the day. 2nd class citizens have to worry about their money and if they will have a job the next day since they're always in competition with other people. Money can show the rough reality oh how messed up our economic system is to the world. Life is really hard for people who have to worry about them and their families because they are relying on u to make the money so that they don't become homeless. If you are a wealthy citizen your priorities aren't money or family(like it would be for 2nd class), instead it would be how you will spend your money and how to reduce the little stress they have already. Social classes shape your reality by the way the living they do. Social classes depend on the money u make and what job you have. So for sure the social class you live in will shape your reality completely different. It all depends on the class you live in.

Thursday, September 29, 2016

My Life As A Reader

I don't consider myself a reader at all because I never read by myself unless I have to. I never found an interest in reading, but instead I like doing something more physical related. I have read a few interesting book and that was my freshman year. I didn't read at all last year and honestly I don't plan on reading this year, unless I have too. Books are just not my thing, but who knows maybe when I'm older I'll have time for them and get interested in them more. Currently I am extremely busy and basically no time to sit and read a book. I am either: at water polo, at wrestling, at competition cheer, or at the gym. Since I have all those after school activities I can't imagine adding reading in there as well. If I had to read a book I think I would like to read more books about the military and try to understand the soldiers lives before and after they went to war. Some people get suicidal and other live perfectly fine lives. I would want to figure out why some people choose suicide and some have no effect at all. What makes the people that live perfectly fine lives different from people committing suicide. Books like that sound really interesting and I would definitely make time to read a book like that. I believe books are important to individuals that want a future that involves lots of brain work because books have proven to make people expand their knowledge on topics they read about.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

How influential are your parents in creating your reality?

My parents have been very influential because they are the ones that put me in fighting. They have always made sure I never did drugs or alcohol. They have inspired me to become my best self and always try my best in whatever I am doing. They've helped me to stay focused on my future and not do stupid actions to ruin my chances. Even though neither of them were in the military they have helped me stay on the right path to make sure I can achieve my goal. There is nothing greater than having your parents support you and your future goals rather than trying to hold you back or even doubt you. My mom started her college really late because she always told me to never give up on your dreams. She didn't start college until I was in middle school and she just got her associates. Even though she is really late to going to college she showed me that it is truly never too late to accomplish your dream. She wanted a better future for our family so she can get a better job and get more money and that's exactly what she is doing by going to college and getting a better education. So no matter what she can say she went to college and tried her best to make a better living for her and the family. These are all the reasons how my parents have created my reality.
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How influential are your parents in creating your reality?

My parents have been very influential because they are the ones that put me in fighting. They have always made sure I never did drugs or alcohol. They have inspired me to become my best self and always try my best in whatever I am doing. They've helped me to stay focused on my future and not do stupid actions to ruin my chances. Even though neither of them were in the military they have helped me stay on the right path to make sure I can achieve my goal. There is nothing greater than having your parents support you and your future goals rather than trying to hold you back or even doubt you. My mom started her college really late because she always told me to never give up on your dreams. She didn't start college until I was in middle school and she just got her associates. Even though she is really late to going to college she showed me that it is truly never too late to accomplish your dream. She wanted a better future for our family so she can get a better job and get more money and that's exactly what she is doing by going to college and getting a better education. So no matter what she can say she went to college and tried her best to make a better living for her and the family. These are all the reasons how my parents have created my reality.
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