View from middle enriches daily life

first_imgMy family consists of a mother who is always pushing her sons to do the very best, a father who is there for encouragement and two brothers who are often annoying beyond belief, but are always there for support and understanding. What many fail to see behind closed doors is the confusion that lies within my life. Every day, I feel, is a new challenge that needs to be faced head-on, and is filled with questions that need answering and decisions that need to be made. My family is the reason I have done so well in life. If it were not for them, I do not believe I would have made it this far in my life. But there is one aspect of my life that is constantly bugging me: the fact that my family, like many others, lacks money and must endure the challenges that arise from it. In life, there are those families that do not make enough but are rewarded with grants and other financial assistance. Then there are those who have money and can afford anything and everything. And then, there’s my little income bracket, filled with people who make more than the requirement for financial assistance but cannot afford all that is needed. It is in stating this that I am just shocked at how our world operates. It is no wonder that people are often faced with challenging lives. So many do not fall in the two categories of “rich” or “poor,” but they fall into the “average American” category, which makes life tougher. I have been at the center of a family struggling to get by. I have seen my parents struggle to make payments and for what? To just get by one month and await the monthly bills to be dropped off again? But in seeing such struggles, I have also seen strengths blossom. And I have found the best way to live one’s life, and that is day by day, and to treat each day like there is no tomorrow. For there is no hardship that can hold me back; all the challenges and struggles only make for a stronger and even wiser person. I feel that I have become a person who will do all I can to strive and work hard at whatever comes my way. This will make me not only a better person, but also one who will let no obstacle get in the way of my goals. I owe thanks to my family and the support that they have given, which only helps to en”rich” my life. Justin Jimenez, a senior at Pioneer High School, is a staff writer and a cartoonist for the school newspaper. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more


first_imgIT’S the official home of Donegal gaelic footballers this year.So it was fitting that Donegal captain Michael Murphy was on hand to officially open the Rushe Fitness Gym in Letterkenny….run of course by Donegal Daily columnist Emmet Rushe.Emmet hammered home the message that hard work pays off inside and outside the gym when he celebrated the launch of his new premises. Family, friends and clients joined the Lifford man at his new gym at the Enterprise Fund Business Park in Letterkenny.In 2011 the former carpenter re-trained as a fitness instructor following the economic crisis and has now fulfilled his ambition of opening his own business.As well as personal training, Emmet runs the very successful Transformation Challenge – a six week fitness and nutrition programme. PICTURE SPECIAL: MICHAEL MURPHY LAUNCHES NEW EMMET RUSHE GYM was last modified: February 1st, 2015 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalemmet rusherushe fitnesslast_img read more