Psy 230 Personal Narrative

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Final: Personal Narrative

PSY 230
Ivan Harrell
Axia College University of Phoenix

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I have made the monumental crossover from my teens into my twenties, and throughout these seemingly short years I have seen myself evolve in many ways. Some may argue as to what stage in life a person experiences the most changes. I would have to say that I believe that the transition from adolescence to adulthood would be the winner. Twelve years ago, when I was sixteen, I had a completely different personality. I also had a different world view, and my purpose and meaning in life have changed as the years have passed. As a 16-year-old teenager I had many irrational aspirations. I wanted to go to the most expensive colleges, I wanted to travel the world, I wanted to put off any serious relationships until after I had done the previous two things, then I wanted to settle down, get married and begin to start a family before I was thirty.  Needless to say this is not what happened.
I met a young man when I was sixteen years of age in the summer, shortly before my junior year of high school, and it was love at first sight. This young man lived an hour away from me, so seeing him was quite the challenge. My goals that I had made for myself had now become unimportant; he was all that was important in my life at the time. We struggled to see each other throughout the school year, which was usually once a week and on the weekends if we were lucky. Because of our love for each other, at the end of my junior year of high school we made arrangements with our parents for me to stay with his family for the summer, sleeping in separate bedrooms of course. Our families were both religious and did not feel that the church...