Stepping Up the Ladder

Discuss the December 2015 book of the month Burn Zones by Jorge P. Newbery.
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Re: Stepping Up the Ladder

Post by CzechTigg » 25 Jan 2016, 12:41

Paliden wrote:One thing that comes to mind is when I was about 15 or 16. I wanted a laptop so bad but my family couldn't afford one. So I saved me money from different jobs and bought my own. They were so much more expensive for a basic one back in those days. I was so proud of the fact that I had bought my own laptop. Although my dad was more proud of the fact than I was! :)
That's a nice story. Hopefully the jobs were at least enjoyable one day of the week, if no more!
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Post by HorrorFan87 » 28 Feb 2016, 16:55

Scott wrote:I'm still in the present tense on this: I work hard on raising my two kids and trying to be as close to the role model they deserve as I can. :)

Great question!

As a brand new mother I can definitely relate to this one, Scott. I just gave birth to my first son last month and I'm working hard on trying to be the best mom I can be. Parenthood is a lot of hard work but I'm trying to give it my all.
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Post by Mailis » 16 Feb 2018, 05:23

Scott wrote:
28 Dec 2015, 11:47
I'm still in the present tense on this: I work hard on raising my two kids and trying to be as close to the role model they deserve as I can. :)

Great question!
Yes, this is exactly my thinking as well. If my kids turn out to be happy, confident and independent people who have always felt love in our family, then I have truly accomplished something.

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Post by Abiba Alice » 25 Jun 2018, 17:29

Having to learn English. That's one of the hardest things I've done. At the age of 14 my parents moved to Uganda from a swahili speaking country. All the schools in Uganda taught in English so, I had to work extra hard to learn and make sure to not repeat a class

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Post by dorebri2020 » 12 Jul 2019, 07:26

I know for a fact that it would be my school accomplishments and my GPA. I have worked extremely hard to achieve a 4.0, and it had taken a lot of work with my classes.
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I have always dreamed of writing a book, but I keep putting it off. Well, reading and writting reviews here has refuelled me and soon I'll get there.

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Post by Washboard » 12 Jul 2019, 16:11

I am an athlete, and some days finishing a brutal workout feels like a huge accomplishment. But on a wider scope, winning my most recent title was a huge challenge that I had to work hard to overcome.
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Post by Florence Nalianya » 13 Jul 2019, 14:14

I could Write about this for ages but the one thing that excited me was saving for my university fee for two years.It needed much effort but I managed to attain the goal.

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Post by Herbstlicht » 17 Jul 2019, 01:42

I'm particularly proud of learning German from zero level to fluency in two years, which enabled me to get two university degrees in Germany.

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Post by poojkapadia » 20 Jul 2019, 06:08

It was difficult to land projects when I started my business. I would pitch everyday to a new potential customer without any success. Patience, motivation, and determination was important. I kept up my efforts for weeks, months. Finally, I got my first big break and it has been good since then.

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Post by LyorBoone » 28 Aug 2019, 11:39

Getting an Eagle scout project done was my biggest achievement as a teenager. One look at the paper work that comes with it, and I was thinking: "Am I sure I want to do this?" In the end, it was great experience. I got to build a pavilion next to a garden for a church. It still stands, and it's neat to have a structure to look at and say: "I built that!" It took about 300 man hours to get done, so I greatly admire construction workers that have bigger projects on a daily basis.
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Post by rumik » 29 Aug 2019, 20:52

I think learning a new language has been the only thing I really worked hard for out of my own will, outside of stuff like academics which I worked hard for simply because I had to.

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Post by HeatherEi » 04 Sep 2019, 09:01

I am still in the process of working hard to achieve something. I am working towards buying a farm. I am hoping to have an organic u-pick berry farm. Even though there is going to be a lot of work involved, my passion for growing food is keeping me going!

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Post by Kishor Rao » 27 Sep 2019, 11:49

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Post by HeatherEi » 17 Oct 2019, 13:11

katiesquilts wrote:
03 Jan 2016, 10:14
I can't even think of one thing that I worked on for a long time with satisfying results. I did handwrite a novel when I was in junior high, but going back and rereading it is way too embarrassing! :oops2:

I will say that the amount of debt I'm in from school is my biggest worry right now, especially since I only have one semester left. I feel like the day I make my last payment on those loans is going to be my "stepping up the ladder" moment! :lol: Especially since that day is far, far in the future haha
Ugh, student loan debts. I am still paying those off. I should finish the last payment in 18 months and when I do, I will be celebrating!!

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