My Life: A Perilous Journey Essay, Research Paper
My Life: A Perilous Journey
A perilous journey; the perfect phrase to describe my entire eighteen year
life. As far back as I can recall, I have been running into numerous trials and
tribulations that had to be resolved before I was able to progress further. Some of
these issues are still being dealt with at present. Dealing with these issues is
something of an ongoing process I suppose.
One such issue is my difficult relationship with my parents. Although I love
and care for them deeply, I have had my share of difficulties with them, as I am
sure all teens have had with their parents. The primary problem I have with my
parents, is their lack of understanding of myself. I don’t think they know what it is
like to be me and therefore do not understand the reasoning behind the
decisions I make. It is an ongoing conflict in my household as I am constantly
struggling to justify the things I do to my parents. Still, I am confident that with
time, I will be able to perfect my relationship with my parents, I am anxiously
awaiting that stage of my life.
Another major part of my perilous journey in life was moving to Canada. I
moved to Toronto in 1996, and as a native of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, I found
myself in quite a bewildered state. I expected to have quite a few problems in my
transition to this foreign land. Adjusting to my new school environment was quite
a task at first, but I was soon able to adjust myself with the help of some
friends I had made. Living in Canada itself was quite different from the
Philadelphia environment I had become used to. I found the native Canadians
here to be more friendly and at first it was quite strange to see them acting in this
manner. Nevertheless, I adjusted myself to life in Canada and I am happy to say
that I am quite pleased with life here.
At present, I am facing the perilous journey of High School at Meadowvale
Secondary School. A lifestyle filled with assignments, homework, ISU’s etc. It is
quite a stressful lifestyle, having to keep up with the tremendous workload that
the Meadowvale teachers generously hand out. The pressures a high school
student has to deal with are quite immense when you consider just how
superficial they are. It is quite a difficult place to be when you actually think about
it. Imagine a world in which ones physical appearance and attire are the sole
determining factors of their social status.
Thus far I have learnt quite a bit from this perilous journey that is my life,
the most important of which is that there is much more in store for me in the
future. I am told that this is nothing but a trivial stage of my life and that I
should prepare myself to face far greater challenges as I mature.