Leaving Home

When the time comes for me to move out and go further away from my family and friends you will have lots of new thoughts and considerations. After moving away there will be lots of new opportunities, perspectives and a rise in our independent abilities. One of the greatest factors about leaving home is the growing of fears. I personally have many fears that are going to come crawling out as soon as I step foot into my own life. Some of these fears include, not knowing how to function on my own such as making meals, controlling money and keeping organized, these things are just personal everyday situations but on top of that there will also be the stress of keeping track of classes, maintaining good grades and getting where I need to be at the right time. Most everyone depends on their parents for these things but once they are gone this all becomes one big change. The biggest struggle I feel that I will have is making new friends. I tend to be a really shy person and putting myself out into the world and before others is just not my cup of tea. I also like things to stay the same and change occurring irritates me, I will have to adapt and learn how to overcome change better in order to succeed on my own. Although I am already getting really nervous and fearing the future I am also excited about some parts. I am excited about getting a space of my own, seeing new sights and being provided with a handful of new opportunities. One thing I would like to do on my own is find ways to keep me occupied and thinking less of the fears. These things will include finding a small job, or finding a club that has to do with my passions, like hockey, I want to find a team to play on or help coach. Another thing I can’t wait for is creating my own space. This will included finding my own decorations and organization ways and being able to invite my friends over and have a place to interact. Lastly I am interested in seeing how the world is all put together and how my life will continue after I finish getting an education and start preparing for the extended future. Leaving home can be an exciting but scary time. Each individual will have their own factors that contribute to happiness and challenges which is what makes up everyones own life.

The Alexander Rutherford Award

The Alexander Rutherford Award is a scholarship given to a senior high school student who is recognized for an academic achievement in high school. This scholarship helps to encourage the student to push themselves further and pursue a post secondary career. The Award was honoured after Alexander Rutherford who had the distinction of being Alberta’s first Premier and Minister of Education. In order to receive this award you must meet a certain criteria such as, completing high school, having minimum combined average based on five courses and be enrolled in courses in a designated post secondary or an apprenticeship program. An additional criteria for this scholarship is that you can combine marks from grades 10, 11 and 12 but, they all must be from the same level. The award is a money amount that is valued up to $2500 that is put towards the students tuition for post secondary schooling.

My Hobbies

There areĀ  many different hobbies I’m interested in. Some of these include playing hockey, baking and spending time with friends and family.

Hockey is an enjoyable sport. Many of my friends also enjoy it. This sport involves skating, team work and a lot of knowledge. I love this sport because it gets people involved with others from around the provinces, provides an opportunity to try something new and also helps strengthen hand eye coordination and the ability to work with others. I believe I am very good at this sport, I even got fastest skater in Alberta Midget Female Hockey League for the past few years. I always try my best to succeed at beat my personal bests in this activity. Hockey is a hobby that I really love watching and playing.

My second top hobby that I take part in is baking. Baking acquirers the skills of reading and patience. This activity helps to learn the importance of following instructions and exact measurements in order to create success. I love baking because it gives me something to do, tastes good and allows me to learn life skills. Baking can be done independently, but I always like including others makes it more fun. This hobby can also be used as a form of relaxation. By watching the ingredients be combined and grow together is satisfying and helps relax ones mind. I like trying new recipes and learning how to create new things.

Lastly, the most important hobby is spending time with friends and family. Weather you see them everyday, once a week or even only a few times a year it is still important to spend time with those you love. Spend time with friends and family to me is very special because I know that everyone is not going to be around forever and the same their whole life. I like to spend time with family by enjoying everyones company at events such as Christmas, Easter or other celebrations. Even though some live closer to me than others I enjoy spending equal time talking and catching up with everybody. As for friends I like to spend time with them by doing activities we both enjoys such as sports, school projects, going for lunch or treats and even just laying around and talking. All these small factors that allow us to connect to one another are important and contribute to our lives in physical, emotional and spiritual ways. My advice is that for every moment you get to be around someone you love, cherish it and treat it like its your last moment.

The three hobbies discussed above are the most important to me because they bring me closer to others, teach me new things and give me chances to create memories.

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