Throughout school I was always considered one of the smart kids. One who stayed on honor roll and had the stack of awards at the end of each year. I was just a shy, tiny little girl who sat at the front of the class and had very few friends. My parents never had to help me with homework, but even though this was true, I still needed a teachers help from time to time. It was like this all the way up until I got into high school. That’s when things changed for the worse.
English was always easy for me when I was in middle and elementary school. I was constantly reading and writing even when I didn’t have to. In fact, I remember telling my second grade teacher I was going to be an author one day. I always got picked on for being a “teacher’s pet” since I got credit for my extra papers. It was something I loved to do so it didn’t matter to me if my stories weren’t perfect. But like every young kid, dreams, and interests change. My only problem was I didn’t know what I wanted to do after that.
In 2008, I became a freshman at South Iredell, a school in a small town where everyone knew everyone. Unfortunately I went to a different middle school then everyone else so I didn’t know anyone. I was back to being the quiet kid in the front of the classroom. Everything was different for me especially the teachers. They all had different methods of teaching but somehow my English teachers always seemed to have the worst. They acted like they didn’t care about what you learned and would always give the answers for you to study before the test. I didn’t learn anything by them doing this. They also never wanted to give one-on-one help when someone needed it. I struggled each year to pass the EOC (end of course tests) since we didn’t get the answer sheet for it. Guessing was the only strategy I used because I never knew the answers.
The end of my junior year I got pregnant. This was the most life changing thing to ever happen to me. I had to make a lot of decisions and what to...