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I woke to the alarming ring of the telephone. It was raining outside. The water
formed on my windows as tear drops; it was if the sky was crying.
The voice on the other line of the telephone was aquiver.
” Danielle is sick.”
Danielle was my confidant from childhood. When she committed suicide, it made
me think that something had to be done to interrupt these empty soles from feeling so
detached. This is when my interests in psychology were born.
Psychological disorders were not new to me. I had dealt with an eating disorder of
my own my freshman year in high school; subsequently, a close friend had a similar
problem. After going through therapy, I had thought that I would really be able to help
people with similar problems.
High school was an opportunity to strengthen my future; throughout it I had
strived to evenly distribute my time between academics, activities, a job and my future. In
class I got involved in discussions and had very disciplined work habits. I was in an honor
class to help challenge myself. I was a member of the Wheeling High School honor
society and received a student of the quarter award twice. One of my poems was entered
into a state competition, and it won first place. Also, I was a teachers aid for a whole
semester. Getting involved in school activities was very important to me. I was involved
in the schools band which allowed me to travel to Florida and march through Disney
Worlds Magic Kingdom; Also, I was one of the few selected to participate in the states
solo/ensemble competition. As a freshman, I was on the sophomore volleyball team . I
was captain of the Track and Field team and got to participate in two events at the IHSA
state track meet. As a member of the cheerleading squad I found myself promoting school