My name is Anjulee Rusnak. I am 16 and I am a Junior enrolled at Leland High School. I enjoy learning new things, reading, and running. I have been doing Kungfu since I was 7 years old.
When I started Kungfu, I was 7 years old. I was a small timid child, and was brought into Kungfu to learn how to be stronger. Throughout the years I have been able to grow my self-confidence, self-discipline, and to always push myself when it is hard. Through Kungfu I have learned to believe in myself and always try my best. Although you may not get it the first time, if you continue practicing, it will eventually happen.
I grew up being taught to be motivated, to want to achieve new things. When I first started Kung Fu I was motivated by my mom. She wanted me to grow as a person and learn more, and to feel culturally connected. Through the years of practicing Kung Fu, my perspective has changed. Now my motivation comes from myself, and from people that believe in me. Kung Fu has always taught me to never give up, and to always try my best. As I grow older I realize that any motivation can come from personal wants or desires but one can believe they can be better. Kung Fu has helped me grow in this aspect, of self-reliance and assurance because of my capability. I continue to motivate myself by having a strong mentality, surrounding myself with ambitious people, and working hard for what I want. Training and working for things one desires is always difficult, but nothing in life is handed to us on a golden platter. We must all train our mind and body to work together to achieve any goal. My close friends have also taught me how to be even more motivated, by being positive and by seeing a bigger picture. Overall, the lessons I’ve learned through Kung Fu have allowed me to stay motivated for events in every day of my life.