An obstacle in my life

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Anobstacle in my life

Anobstacle in my life

WhenI was a young teenager, an awkward adolescent, my greatest obstaclein life was being shy. I was a very shy individual especially whenaround individuals of the opposite sex. As a result of my shyness, myexperiences in middle school intimidated me and negatively affectedmy personality. At some point, I considered requesting my parents toconsider taking me to all girls’ school. However, my parents knewthat it would not help and therefore ignored my request. However,after a long struggle and guidance from my teachers, parents andclose friends I was able to overcome my shyness and feeling ofawkwardness. Today, I am more confident and stronger. Nonetheless, myshyness had several impacts on my life. I believe the shyness was acommunication barrier and therefore influenced my relationship withpeers and mentors as well as academic life. Most importantly, myshyness limited my ability to maintain solid social relationship,especially with individuals of the opposite sex or those who wereolder that me. Despite the huge impact, I have been able to overcomethe challenge and I am able to freely interact and maintain socialcontacts.

AlthoughI am not a great singer, singing enable me overcome the obstacle ofshyness. My father as well as my peers encouraged me to sing as a wayof communication with others of expressing my emotions, since mypeers supported my singing, I was able to progressively gainconfidence and overcome the obstacle. Additionally, I was engaged ina school based peer education and support program. Through workshops,seminars and mentorship, I was able to appreciate the changes takingplace in my life and become a stronger person.

Reference

Steinberg,L. (2008). Adolescence.New York, NY: McGraw-Hill.

An obstacle in my life

3

Anobstacle in my life

Anobstacle in my life

WhenI was a young teenager, an awkward adolescent, my greatest obstaclein life was being shy. I was a very shy individual especially whenaround individuals of the opposite sex. As a result of my shyness, myexperiences in middle school intimidated me and negatively affectedmy personality. At some point, I considered requesting my parents toconsider taking me to all girls’ school. However, my parents knewthat it would not help and therefore ignored my request. However,after a long struggle and guidance from my teachers, parents andclose friends I was able to overcome my shyness and feeling ofawkwardness. Today, I am more confident and stronger. Nonetheless, myshyness had several impacts on my life. I believe the shyness was acommunication barrier and therefore influenced my relationship withpeers and mentors as well as academic life. Most importantly, myshyness limited my ability to maintain solid social relationship,especially with individuals of the opposite sex or those who wereolder that me. Despite the huge impact, I have been able to overcomethe challenge and I am able to freely interact and maintain socialcontacts.

AlthoughI am not a great singer, singing enable me overcome the obstacle ofshyness. My father as well as my peers encouraged me to sing as a wayof communication with others of expressing my emotions, since mypeers supported my singing, I was able to progressively gainconfidence and overcome the obstacle. Additionally, I was engaged ina school based peer education and support program. Through workshops,seminars and mentorship, I was able to appreciate the changes takingplace in my life and become a stronger person.

Reference

Steinberg,L. (2008). Adolescence.New York, NY: McGraw-Hill.