My name is Robert Walton I go to Oak Park High School! I was raised by both my parents while growing up. My parents barely finished high school and never went to college so they were not the type of parents who pushed college careers nor did they have any sort of college fund for us to be able to go. They always helped with homework but never pushed me to do better. Now that they see my accomplishments from attending middle school to high school they are very proud of me and supportive for me to finish. My mom even went back to college after seeing my sister and I do it, and she got an accounting degree at the age of 40. My parents came from poor families and not many college graduates. I often had no spending money or even good running vehicles but they always gave me love and I was happy with all of the small things we had. My parents used the permissive parenting style, at least for me and my sister; they never really used any type of punishments. They would tell us me I was grounded from something but the next day I would be doing the things I was grounded from. I was always nurtured and my parents were easy, because they knew I was serious about school so they never really had to worry about me! I also LOVE BASKETBALL and I am more than happy to grab the right opportunity for which I was waiting so long.
Today, I am happy with my life and enjoy it to the fullest. The positive attitude to face hardships brought out the best in me. Today I am looking forward to face the challenges of life in a positive manner. I am an average student throughout my academic life. Extra-curricular activities like sports and etc, were my favorite things. I just remember that it was the second year of basketball for me when I was in 5th grade when I stood for the first time in my game. However, it didn’t serve any purpose in motivating me because I knew this game was made for me. I enjoyed understanding the concepts of learning how to play this game. After completion of my first game I chose to take basketball serious. It was a weird decision taken by me at that time.
Today, however, I don’t regret it at all. My life got better when the key to successful life change knows what you really want. And sometimes the best way to be clear about this is to start by being specific about what you know you don’t want. So I wrote down all the things I no longer want in your life and the things you’d like to change, then turn them around and alongside each what you do want instead. For instance: I don’t want to be overweight = I do want to be slim and healthy. I don’t want this inconsistent basketball life = I want to be consistent! My life is going great now, all I got to thank for that is God and my loved ones! Finally, I wouldn’t change anything to change my life. I go through family troubles but to me that’s life and you got to learn how to move on from that. Life isn’t about having the perfect people around you it’s about learning from your ups and downs. I enjoy and appreciate everything my family does for me. I AM BLESSED, THANKS TO GOD!