difficult personal challenge or situation
" how to be independent" has challenged me a lot when I made it to high school and had to live far away from my hometown. Although my grandparents let me stay in their house, they can barely take care of themselves so I have to stand on my own feet. As a freshman I allocated my time and energy into schooling and assignments. Despite trying my best, my life didn't improve. The struggle with life helped me realise that education with little practice I recieved at school made my completely ignorant when I enter the real life, as the education system in Vietnam values academic knowledge rather than its applications. Therefore I began to grasp our society, learn useful skills and broaden my horizons. It was my grandparents who showed me ways to health improvement. Thanks to their advice, I am now leading healthy lifestyles with great immune system and no more drug abuse. Together with main education at school, I have also developed my academic pursuits through YouTube, as this gives me opportunities to be exposed to many cultural background and to gain more understanding. YouTube is also my cook teacher, my cooking was aweful at first but I managed to survive up to date. I started to build up relationship, to go many places in order to train social skills. For instance: striking an ideal bargain at the food store , I found this much more fascinating than sitting at one place for 8 hours a day, did nothing but studied. And it was lucky for me to be offered a position in a private language centre with free training while working there. With experiences I have gone through, I am now becoming autonomous gradually and still have several things to explore.