I was born on December 23, 2001, as Isabella Griffith. I’m currently 17 years old and go by Bella. I was born in the big state of Texas with my Mom, Dad and younger brother. Throughout my years of living, I have always been an athletic child. I started off doing Taekwondoe to gymnastics to wrestling to powerlifting. But then, one day everything changed. I got super sick and was unable to do anything relating to exercise.

In school, I particularly like science courses, such as biology and anatomy. I used to do one extra-curricular activity, for which I loved dearly- Wrestling. My athletic days weren’t just in high school, I was doing multiple sports at once throughout my childhood. You’d think I’d want to be a coach or something related to sports, but instead I want to be in the medical industry!

My high school career as been hard. At least in my opinion… I honestly don’t know how I’m already a senior. I don’t know how I made it this far. I don’t even know if I’ll graduate. From doing drugs to drinking to shoplifting, I’ve been through a lot. But it has shaped me into the mature person I am now. But unfortunately, I ruined my grades and GPA just by making a few bad decisions. 

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  1. Ben 10 months ago

    Bella,
    I don’t know you but your story enthralled me. I found it extremely relatable because I have lived a life very similarly but here in Utah! I’m sorry to hear that your life is in shambles but I know that it will get better if you work hard.

    Sincerely Ben

  2. Ellie 10 months ago

    Isabella,

    Your story was interesting to read as I am also a senior in high school. It is difficult to balance athletics, academics, extracurricular activities and social life as a high schooler when it feels as though time is running out. Although you may feel that you have ruined your grades, and therefore your academic future, I believe that the person you have formed to become through your many experiences will present you as a well-rounded person.
    One section that stood out to me was “I honestly don’t know how I’m already a senior. I don’t know how I made it this far. I don’t even know if I’ll graduate.” As I face finals and the second semester of my senior year, there are a lot of unknowns. However, I believe that it is important to focus on the growth and look in the positive direction. After all, you made it this far.
    Good luck on your journey. I hope to read your story again soon.

  3. Angel 10 months ago

    Dear Isabella

    I’m interested in your story and the way you move yourself because i feel like i can relate to you because i too come from doing bad i had recently just signed myself to school because last school year I had to much going on that I didn’t want to worry about school so i just stopped going. Then I figured that I needed to do something with my life so i got back in school. One sentence that you wrote that stood out to me was when you said “ I honestly don’t know how I’m already a senior. I don’t know how I made it this far. I don’t even know if I’ll graduate. From doing drugs to drinking to shoplifting, I’ve been through a lot. But it has shaped me into the mature person I am now” because like i said i can relate and because I never thought I’d become a senior either and i honestly don’t know if ima be able to finish. Thanks for writing. I look forward to see what you write next.

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