Experience That Changed Me
My Experience That Changed Me I went to camp for the first time last summer to
get away from the pressures of home and school. Camp was a month long, I have
never been away from my parents more than a week. I was very anxious. I had no
idea what situations to expect and how I would handle them. I started to really
wonder about my life. The way it was going was not the best for me. I can "run
away" from my reality, but I know that I was going to have to come back to it
in a month. The way I treat people was total opposite from how I treated my
parents. What my friends were capable of doing was not a bit close to what my
parents would let me do, my parents are very narrow minded. My grandparents were
even more severe, my culture is different from my friends and itís hard for me
to understand and accept it. What my parents expect from me is much higher then
what other parents require from kids my age. I have more responsibilities at
home and of course I have school responsibilities to go along with it as well.

Since my parents didnít let me do the things I insisted to do, I became quite
rebellious. I would answer back to them, not pay attention and not do the things
they wanted me to. I needed a new ways of handling things at home, I thought
nobody or anything can help me. I couldnít wait to leave. After one week, camp
was not great anymore, all of my bunk mates felt the same way. Everything little
thing anyone would do, got to be so aggravating. We really started having
problems from the first day of camp. A girl in my bunk named Jenna did not get
to be in the bunk she wanted to be in. She decided to handle the situation by
giving everyone a hard time as well as a bad attitude. The way she talked to the
counselor, reminded me how I treated my parents. My counselor Jody never did
anything to Jenna. The first day of camp she told the counselor "If you
donít change me from this bunk I\'ll hate you" Jody just said "For saying
that to me I wonít change you from the bunk you want" "It doesnít matter
what you say to me because no matter what I will get what I want. You donít
know what I can do!" said Jenna back to her. She ran to her friendís bunk,

Jody didnít want to make it a big complication out of it so she didnít worry
about it. She never got her bunk changed, but it didnít matter because she
would always sleep over her friendsí bunk. I wanted to relax this summer and
was not going to let someone give me a hard time, so we never talked much. Two
weeks were nearly over and our parents were going to come visit us in a day or
two. I started to be nice to Jenna and she was nice to me, but I sensed that she
didnít want to be friends. She had a problem with my friend Lauren. At this
time we were all ready to kill each other. I remember an argument that Jenna had
with Lauren, they were yelling at each other and it only got worse by the
second. I came up to them and started to hear what they were saying, since I was
on laurenís side, I yelled at Jenna "What is wrong with you!" "You
canít yell at me like that, you donít know who I am!" said Jenna Then I
said "I donít care who you are" "I can make your life miserable"
she said. At this point I was thinking to myself that this girl has major
problems thinking she can do and say whatever she wants. I started to feel sorry
for her. "I wanna see you try" I then said, slamming the door. Even though
we werenít on everyone goodís side I still cared for her. They were fighting
because Lauren told Jenna she was wrong and that she was spreading a rumor.

Jenna is one of those people who think everything they do and say is right no
matter what. I talked to Jenna later that day and told her I know it was not any
of my business but I had to make it