Week 24: Overcoming Challenges
I think that I have faced/overcome a few challenges in my life.
When thinking about challenges that I have overcome, there are two that come to mind...
1. In 8th grade I had a friend pass away due to playing the "Pass Out Game."
2. Getting sick in 9th grade with Mononucleosis, missing most of the school year, resulting in repeating the 9th grade in another school district.
I don't remember much from the tragedy from 8th grade. I remember that I got depressed and went on anti-depressants and saw a psychologist. I only remember only bits and pieces from this major event, as I have tried very hard to put it out of my head and forget a lot of it. It was such a hard time for me and I didn't want to relive/remember it everyday like I was doing for so long.
I got sick early in the year of my Freshman year with Mononucleosis. I'm not sure how I got it, but I did. And it made me really sick. They say you can only get sick with Mono once, but I ended up getting sick with it 3-5 times during the school year, which had the doctors baffled. We moved shortly after the school year ended and I decided that since we were in a new school district that I was going to redo my 9th grade year. Have a fresh start. It was a very good decision I think. I made new friends and became an almost straight A student again, like I used to be. I made new friends, some that I kept all through High School.