Example of a personal narrative…
Hi, my name is Bob and I am a grade 10 student at Nelson high school. Out of my siblings, I was the only one that decided to go to this particular high school. Both my brother and sister decided to attend Notre Dame catholic school, but they both graduated a long time ago. Now my sister is studying at McMaster University meanwhile my brother is in Western University. Since both my brother and sister live in their school dorms, only my father, mother and I live in my house for most of the year. But whenever my brother and sister both return back home, our house seems livelier. To celebrate their return, my family usually eats dinner at a restaurant. In the summer, we try to do all the things that we can’t do as a family during the school year, such as camping, fishing and going to the movie theatre, but still, most of our time is spent at home thinking about how many days are left till September.
The month I hate the most is September, for obvious reasons. This is the month that stats the start of another long and dreadful school year. This year is my second year at Nelson high school. The only thing that seems different about this school year is that I’m not a “niner” anymore. I really hated being in the youngest grade at my school. When I was in grade 8, I remember all the little kids respecting the grade 8s, and since we were the biggest kids, traveling through the hall was very easy as little kids would avoid us. But in grade 9, I was having a constant struggle to get to classes due to the large amount of people standing still in the hallways, as if they didn’t care about us. But still, I really enjoy the freedom that high school allows, such as chewing gum, wearing hats in class, leaving school grounds at lunch and listening to music. Even though elementary schools didn’t allow us to chew gum or leave school grounds at lunch, it still had its benefits. Elementary school was surely the easiest part of my life; the amount of homework was small, the subjects were easy, the teachers didn’t expect too much from us, and we had no exams! Even though high school is hard work, I like the fact how the teachers give us more responsibility and treat us more like adults. Last year had its ups and downs. Last year was my first year with exams, I was really stressed from studying but still, I met a lot of new people that were friendly last year. But from all that studying, my marks went up a lot. I got over ninety percent in every subject except English and French. My goal is to get better marks this year than last year and the only way I can achieve that is to study and review my notes more often. Overall, Nelson is a fantastic place to be. There are a lot of clubs and teams that suit each and every person so no one is left out. Also all the teachers are very nice and have their own unique way of teaching that people may enjoy. Nelson is also a safe learning environment. A walk to school from my house may be 2 hours long but still I have regrets for attending this school.
I have a lot of interests and hobbies. In most of my spare time, I like to be on my laptop, but I also like watching television and reading books. I go to a dojo to learn karate 5 times a week, because of this, people say I am tough. I am also told by lots of people that I am smart, but I don’t think that I’m smarter than other people, I think that I’m just more dedicated and I put more effort in my work. But still, I feel really good about myself when people tell me this. My favorite way to spend time with my family is fishing, camping and golfing. I have a particular interest in fishing since I have a interest in animals and biology.
The qualities I look for in a friend the most are honesty and humor so that it will be easy to get along and talk to him/her since he/she would be trustworthy and fun to talk and hang around with. For example, a conversation with a dull person is one of the most boring things in life. If you can’t have fun with that person, it gets hard to get along with that person. But also if someone is dishonest, I lose my trust in him/her and tend to stray further away from the person. I think I expect these qualities in a person since it describes me the most. But I also think that almost everyone looks for honesty and humor in people. I think that humor and honesty is what my friends also like about me.
A global issue I feel strongly about is the ever growing human population. I think this issue is a possibility that in the future, the planet may not be able to sustain life. This issue is a big problem because it leads to other problems such as global warming, pollution, poverty, destruction of habitats due to demands for land, extinction of animals, severe resource usage, and food and water shortage. All these problems contribute to the extinction of the human race. As a human, I want to live, maybe it sounds selfish but it is also our instinct to live. So I think that the world should do all they can to fix the ever growing human population from ruining our planet.
Well this is my personal narrative and I hope that you have learned more about me.