Writing prompt is as follows:Discuss an accomplishment, event, or realization that sparked a period of personal growth and a new understanding of yourself or others.
About me: I am a high school senior. I was homeschooled (accredited online school) for a few years prior to going to High school. I started high school my junior year. Homeschool was convenient in that I was able to focus on subjects at my own pace. Obviously traditional school does not have this luxury. I was a straight A student prior to going to traditional school and it proved difficult to adjust to my new social life (which I love) and academics. each day I felt like the days were too short and getting away from me. I could not find the time to study and because I was experience "failure" and receiving bad grades on tests and assignments, I really started to doubt myself. I already struggles with depression and anxiety and felt like my world was crumbling apart. I hid it all inside and never asked for help (well not until it was too late and it was evident i was failing). The truth was, is that I suffered from depression since the age of 9. I hid it from everyone and when I started to not do so well in school, it became evident and my mom got me help. I saw a counselor and opened up to my mom about the Depression and expectations I place on myself. I was projecting those expectations on other people and convinced myself that they thought less of me, or saw me as a failure because I was not doing so well. I lost the will to fight and try to do better, but after therapy and the continued support of my family, I am starting to accept that it is okay to not be perfect. And failing is a part of life and helps growth.