Ap lang & comp
23 April 2015
Every day is a new experience with different obstacles everywhere we go. Through out the day as humans, we are challenged with situations that make us adapt to our environment. We all are one human, however, within our body we perceive multiple personas. Those personas can vary from person to person, but typically we share similar personas. These personas can be interpreted in many ways, but what is fact is that they can only be correctly interpreted by ourselves.
As I wake up on a monday morning I find myself in half-life state of mind. This is my animatronic persona. I wake up, take a shower, brush my teeth, get dressed, pack my lunch, and eat a bowl of cereal without giving one thought to what I am doing. My routine has been practiced so much that I am a well-oiled machine. If my parents try to start conversation I make it clear that I am not going to be willing to comply to their questions. Within a forty minute period I am completely ready for school, I walk down the road and enter the school house.
As soon as I step inside of those dreadful doors I am a student. My scholar persona may be seen by some as a laid back, carefree, and somewhat lazy student. Despite the fact that I like to have fun I know what must be done in order to achieve academic success. I work very hard in school in order to get the best grades that I can possibly get. Some classes are harder for me than others, but they all require work. Somewhere in the middle of the day I become the socially extroverted person that I believe I am. It is a well-known fact that many teenagers like to talk smack and have fun with their friends, and I am no exception. I love to crack jokes and talk about how annoying each teacher is. Despite my ability to have fun, I do understand that my education is the most important part of my life as a teen. So after my lunch period I always try to regain focus and grind my work out as best as possible.
After the long school day, I have fifteen minutes of rest before I start baseball practice. After that fifteen-minute break, I become my athletic persona. As my athletic persona, I make sure to work as hard as I can so I can better myself as a baseball player. This persona is very important to me, due to the fact that it directly correlates to how well rounded my work ethic is. This is easily the most draining and tiring part of the day. Both mental and physical determination is required in order to perform well on the field. This athletic persona also blends into my scholarly persona sometimes. After a long practice, I have to go home and do at least 2 hours of homework. Most of the time, I find myself thinking that I need to push through the work no matter how boring or hard it is. Like practice, I know that it will make me a more successful person later in life.
Once practice is over I finally get to head home. This is where I become a son. This is probably the most difficult persona for me to understand. The interactions between my parents are not difficult, but confusing. As the youngest child and only son, I am often left alone to make decisions on my own. This is not a bad thing, it has helped me grow as a person and understand that I am not always going to have someone holding my hand. Because of this, I feel that important conversations are sometimes overlooked. This really does not bother me though. I love my parents and I am always a helpful son, and I make sure that they see that I am trying hard to succeed in life.
Writing this blog was a very easy task. As it should be, the only person that knows me best is myself. This does not apply to only me; the only person that knows you best is yourself. Others may be able to try to guess, but in reality they may only know the front page of the book. Only yourself knows what makes you happy, what makes you work hard, what makes you feel good about yourself.