FC: Personal Narrative Project Anthony Ah-Hing
1: 1- First Colonial High School 2- Tidewater Community College 3- James Madison University 4- Business Building 5- Captain George's 6- Wells Fargo 7- Marriage 8- Child 9- Home 10- End
2: My adulthood started like any other, I graduated from my high school in 2014. I had spent the past four years attending First Colonial, a memorable experience that held more positives than negatives. I cherished the friends I made and continued to have lasting relationships with them. I did not however, take my studies serious enough. I was immature and did not start taking my studies seriously until halfway into Junior year which was too late to save my GPA for that year. Doomed by my terrible GPA forced me to one option, community college.
3: I decided to start classes at Tidewater Community College. I had previously taken classes there at their Technology Center during my high school years and knew their facilities were current and well maintained. I signed up immediately as their fall classes started and soon fell back into the loop of taking classes in the morning and having the afternoon off again, all while reminding myself that in two years I would be able to transfer to a more higher standing private college.
4: After two long years of rushing to morning classes, busing tables in the afternoon, and late night cram sessions, I graduated from T.C.C. with an Associates degree in Economics. Hoping to avoid any problems, or have time to fix them, I quickly put together the required materials for transferring to the University I had set my goal as. James Madison University had a very prestigious business school and I was hoping to pursue a career in business with Economics as my major.
5: The Business building at JMU was a tall brick building. It was here I spent the majority of my time. Even studying for other subjects, I found myself here because of the convenience of how readily available my business resources were if I needed help with my Major.
6: A year after I graduated from James Madison University, I had my first Job interview as an entry-level Financial Analyst for Wells Fargo. I had been living at home prior to this, returning after I finished school to work full time at a local restaurant, Captain George's.
7: Although, I was not confident about the interview, I got the job and began working there. The first few weeks were difficult to get used to, but I soon got into a rhythm, quickly impressing my superiors. The work itself was a little difficult, and definitely repetitive. I enjoyed the repetitive part, contrary to many others, repeating the same task over and over again just made it easier to do in the long run as I became better at doing my job.
8: The next few years passed by like a blur. I had successfully progressed through the companies ranks and was next in line for the position of Senior Financial Analyst. It was during this time that I met my future wife. I treasured her and the time we spent together. Putting her ahead of my work, I was passed by when they selected the next Senior Financial Analyst when a spot opened up but I didn't mind too much. We soon married and I didn't regret anything.
9: Soon after our wedding, we had our first child, a daughter. I soon found myself spending all of my spare time on her, while trying to balance work. Work soon became a priority again as I would need to try to get the next promotion if I wanted to better support my family.
10: Working my hardest, I eventually was promoted to one of the few positions as a Senior Financial Analyst and I was able to buy my first home. This was one of the proudest moments of my life, although not close in comparison to the birth of my daughter.
11: I'm glad that my life turned out so well. The time I spent with my family was enjoyable and I'm so grateful that fate was so gracious to myself.