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Christopher Neil
Inspiration and Growth
Expectation s, Aspiration, Transitions/ struggles
I have had many child hood experiences that lead up to my future expectations and aspirations.my brothers and I used to play gruesome video games and go outside and beat each other up badly acting and pretending to be army men. When I was a child my father had taught me how to draw and how to learn the concepts of drawing.
Also when we were younger my brothers and I and many of our friends had bare knuckle boxing fights in our back yard going through rounds and rounds of beatings. While these so called fights were carried out, my distant cousin Julio Cesar Chávez who is a renowned boxing champion from Mexico. He taught us how to destroy a person in a fight, leaving them hopeless and lying on the ground.
I have some expectations for when I graduate high school seeing as I like a little bit of everything from art design to music production I think I’m going to join the ROTC college program in the army to be a helicopter mechanic. It’s most likely what I am going to do when I finish high school. When I join the military it will be a good choice for me to setup up my life for the future. I have a lot of interests in schools but I’d rather make sure of myself so that when I leave the military I won’t have to worry about anything. But if I don’t pursue the military I’ll probably end up taking classes at Douglas down in Monessen or live in Pittsburgh and go to the Art Institute. If I go to either one of those schools I’ll either go for entertainment design at the Art institute or do special effects make up design or illustration.
When I was with my dad one time at the age of 9 or 10 he gave me a pencil and a notebook and told me to draw while he left for Virginia. By the time he came back to Pennsylvania I had completed 5 drawing books page to page. He inspired me to continue that dream of become an artist. That’s why I would want my degree in art so I could show my art to the public. Then I’ll probably move to a different state and become successful in movie design or graphic design hopefully.
But I am not giving up, because so far I have learned that nothing is free. If you want to do something you have to get up and do something about it you can’t just talk about it you have to be about it. You have to learn to adapt to changing times and get with the program. But you cannot allow yourself to become programmed to what society expects you to be. This is mostly what everyone is now a day’s people have to learn to read between the lines. From my childhood experiences I am inspired to become a professional boxer dishing out 10 second knockouts. These are my hopeful dreams of what I could achieve one day and once again like a said not become a loser by the age of twenty



By Chris, 17
Recorded at Allegheny Intermediate Unit on January 31, 2011
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