Leaving home for college or university will bring up many different emotions. It will be very hard going from seeing your family everyday when you get home from school, to seeing them every few weeks or even months. This would make me very homesick and sad because I would feel very alone all the time. I would especially miss seeing my brothers. Even though I don’t see them that much now, because Daygan and I both work, I always see them for a bit and they always make me laugh and put a smile on my face. Although it would be nice to have a break from the constant bugging I know that is something I will miss the most. I will also miss my few close friends very much and it will be very hard to adjust from going to school and seeing them, to going to school with many people you’ve never met. For me, the part I think will be the hardest is not seeing my dog. I love my dog more than anything and I will miss her dearly when I cannot see her as much anymore. I know she will miss me too when I’m gone and that makes me extremely sad. Although there are many parts about leaving that will be sad or scary there are also many things to look forward to. When I move out to go to college one of the first things I am going to do is get more ear piercings and a tattoo. I’ve wanted more piercings for a while but my mom told me when I move out I can finally get them. I also want to get a tattoo because I think it would be cool and by that time I will be 18 and able to get one by myself. I am looking forward to the freedom and independence of living on my own and taking on the responsibility to maintain a healthy, happy lifestyle. I always like meeting new people so going to college with lots of people would be a great opportunity to make new friends and meet new people. College or university can seem terrifying but it brings up so many new opportunities.
The Alexander Rutherford Scholarship is a Scholarship that you can apply for once you are enrolled in post secondary schooling. This Scholarship looks at your grades and courses you took in grade 10, 11 and 12. If you are eligible you will be given money to go towards your schooling. Depending on the marks you got in your high school courses will affect the amount of money you will receive or if you will receive money. This scholarship almost rewards you for your high marks throughout high school.
One of my hobbies that I do often is running. I do not find running fun but helps me relax and feel better. My first motivation factor is independence. This relates to running because it is something I choose to do for myself because I know it is good for me and I know that it is something I can do for myself to keep my healthy mentally and physically. My second motivation factor is achievement. Whenever I run I set a goal of how far I’m going to go and every time I reach this small goal it is like an achievement I can accomplish everyday.
Another of my hobbies is playing sports, such as lacrosse, hockey and volleyball. I have spent many hours by myself at the rink playing lacrosse by myself while my dad was busy there doing other things. I used to dream of playing college lacrosse and I knew practicing was something I had to do for myself if I was going to reach this goal. This goal relates to both independence and achievement. Due to problems in my leg I stopped playing for a year and know that college lacrosse is something I won’t be able to do.
My favourite hobby is spending time with friends and family. It is important to take it upon yourself to spend time with family, such as grandparents that won’t be around forever. Every once in a while I think it is very important to go see them or give them a call or text even to just say hi. This could relate to independence because you know it is the right thing to do and you are taking the responsibility to do it. I don’t think it relates to achievement though.