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Throughout my life I have been faced with many obstacles in which luckily I have overcome Unfortunately though many of those obstacles I created myself When kids enter high school they make decisions as freshman that foreshadow the rest of their high school career Sadly I picked the wrong path to follow This choice led me to a long and hard couple years I was getting in trouble in school getting in trouble at home and even getting in trouble with the law Until one day I was expelled from school I left my friends my teachers my work and I went to a brand new environment This is when I began to see that I needed to change In the first couple months of my freshman year I had to deal with the death of my grandmother We had a very close relationship I remember when I was little I used to sit on her lap as we played games or read a book Because her death was never fully explained to me I began to drift away from my family I started to look for comfort in the new friends I was making This was one of the first mistakes I made My new friends were in to partying and drugs In order to keep them my friends I felt I had to keep up which meant partying along with them So of course my grades began to fall and I started to become out of control Eventually my behavior started to get so bad that it was causing problems in my home I would walk in the front door and hear my parents fighting over how they were going to deal with me The screaming would not stop and with in a couple minutes I would be part of it Today I know that I almost caused my parents to get a divorce With my partying low grades and
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