How Ditching Took Over, and How I Took Over Ditching
Whenever I am opening my locker and getting out my books, I see my S.A.R.B. contract that I signed not to long ago saying that I wouldnâ€™t ditch anymore, and it reminds me of my problem at the beginning of the year. Earlier in the year I ditched at least one class a day, thatâ€™s pretty sad when a student only has three classes a day. In my essay I will describe to you a day at the beginning of the year, a day of school now, how I overcame my problem, and how I plan to act in the future.
In the begging of the year I had four classes, because I had a tutorial. I would almost always ditch my tutorial class. Then, when the bell would ring I would go to my locker and get my books for my next class. At the time, I had plenty of friends that had cars, so it was easy to leave the school campus. So, if I didnâ€™t get to leave the campus that period I would try again the next period. Sooner or later I succeeded. My problem got so out of hand that I would skip all day.
Now, when I get to school I donâ€™t have a tutorial because I dropped it at semester and that way I get to socialize with my friends in the mornings. Then, when I go to my locker to get my books for my next class I see my pick copy and the S.A.R.B. contract I signed about two weeks ago, and when I look at this pink sheet it motivates me to go to class.
I was addicted to ditching and I couldnâ€™t stop. It was sad to know that everyone knew that my group and I rarely ever went to class. I over came this problem by setting goals for myself. My goals started at ditching only once a day, then three times a day, and then down to twice a week. I was pretty proud of my self, but once or twice a week wasnâ€™t good enough for my parents.
My mother and my father helped me out a lot to quit ditching. They understood that I couldnâ€™t quit all at once, so they agreed with my goals. So