Change is hard but it is vital. I have to step out
of my ‘bubble’ to become stronger. My ‘bubble is my
comfort zone, it is my happy place. I like it there, it’s familiar and it’s safe, but living in my ‘bubble’ prevents change; and
without change there is no growth.
Some of the changes I have gone through have been
painful; but somehow I always end up stronger, and in
a better place from where I started. This is what I
My freshman year of high school I went to a public
school for the first time. I had been home schooled
through 6th grade and then went to a Christian school.
Throughout my whole life I had been sheltered by my
parents, they were doing it for my own good, but I had
very few social skills. I was well mannered and very
respectful, but I didn’t know how to interact with
kids my age. I was used to dealing with adults, and
other ‘well mannered’ kids.
My first year of high school I barely talked to
anyone besides the one person I knew. But soon enough
she had other friends and I
didn’t because, I still didn’t talk much. Then, I
switched schools were again I didn’t know anyone. I
was forced outside my comfort zone,
into a new environment, and had to learn how to make
friends. It was really hard coming into a school
sophomore year because everyone had their cliques and
friends, most of whom had been friends for a
while. I had to put myself out there, and force
myself to talk to people, even if I didn’t know them.
Going through that drastic change helped me so much,
I’ve gained so much confidence and I am not afraid to
talk to people. I have become a much stronger person,
and it never would have happened if I hadn’t switched
schools and gone through those experiences.
My parents are in the middle of a divorce, and I
recently moved in with my dad. My mom had a hard time
and she made it difficult for my dad and I.
It was hard, because I was trying to figure out
how to deal with her, and everything else in my crazy
life. We had been extremely close until her boyfriend
moved in, so not being close to her was extremely difficult.
Moving out was probably one of the hardest
things I have done, but it was so good for me and it’s
the best thing I could have done. Their divorce is
nearing the end, and my relationship with my mom is
improving. Everything has settled down, and become
less stressful. When I moved out of my mom’s
house I also moved out of my comfort zone, but I
gained a relationship with my dad, and have found a
strength, inside myself, that I never knew I had
I cannot grow without change. I know both of my parents will always be there to support me but going through this experience I proved to myself that I am strong enough to do anything.
Change is hard, but it is vital; this I believe.
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