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Bringing home report cards was never a pleasurable experience for me The hopeful look I would see in my parents eyes would be quickly replaced with an extremely disappointed look As they glanced over my horrible marks like a cat sensing a storm approaching I knew a lecture was coming In grade school I dreaded bringing home report cards without more than 7 As as my parents gave me a lot of pressure Entering high school my marks did not improve and this caused tension between me and my family For most of high school wed have arguments lectures and the whole time I wondered why they were so hard on me I was a bad student with absolutely no work ethic and hated studying I realized I had to change my habits and overcome this issue in my life My inner challenge with myself to improve my marks and to improve myself as a person had started at the end of grade 10 Would I be able to turn my life around and realize the errors of my waysIt took me 2 weeks to gain the courage to show my grade 10 report card to my parents and once again it evolved into a shouting matchThis particular argument had me storming out almost in tears as my teen angst took over me Looking back I can see how stupid I was I was blind and did not see that in reality my parents were the ones who were trying to help me the most As I walked I felt anger towards myself wondering why I couldnt be the son my parents wanted the son that studied and wanted to do well in school At this point I knew I had to do something I couldnt let myself go through the rest of highschool like this I promised to myself that day I would change myself I turned around walked home and apologized That day
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