Because of this I needed to balance my schedule of academics, golf, social life, and health/sleep. Including balancing my life, I became responsible by budgeting my money. Also, I’ve learned things about myself and grew as a person. Currently, these experiences help my personal growth because I assess them in college. In college, I can live without my parents and balance my lifestyles between academics and social.
Before college, I was focused on myself and what others thought of me; however, since I started college I have been more focused on my family and not worried about other’s opinions of me. Before college started, I was what some people would call the blossom. I would talk to everyone about different kinds of topics and I would try to strike conversations with anyone in order to make more friends.
Since moving to the United States, I have spent almost my entire time living here with the label “undocumented”. With that label has come many different challenges and missed opportunities for my family and I, ranging from access to medical care to work to travel. Acting like the anchor that it is, being undocumented has even had restraints on my dreams. I have always wanted to go to college, anxiously waiting for the day I receive an acceptance letter and move onto campus. As I entered high school however, I learned that, due to my immigration status, my future and story in this country could be determined by my a sole factor: my citizenship status.
The Sociological Imagination gives us the ability to know our past relates to other people and the history and social structure Everyone today is facing some kind of issue that can be a micro that is only a personal issue however; it can also be a macro that is a problem to the public. In my case the issue is being able to go to college and pay for every class that I need to accomplish my goals, which is all very important to me. Deciding to go to a community college gives me more of the chance to pay for schooling and not have any debt as a young college student. As a young college student having some type of exchange and communication with others is valuable to have and that is where my family comes in. Family is very important to me to have at this particular time.
Going back to college demonstrates several things. First, it impresses upon my children the importance of a college education and how the possibilities multiple by earning a degree. We always tell our kids anything worth having is worth the hard work and sacrifice. My family has already experienced the sacrifice because we spend less time together, I’m less accessible, and doing things without me is more frequent. Secondly, it makes them realize making such important decisions should be done carefully and thoughtfully taking the family into consideration.
As an upcoming freshman in college I have realized many things looking back at my high school career, and home life outside of school. I use to wish for time to speed up so I could hurry and become my own person, a young adult and now I will truly miss it but I know my time was well spent because I used it wisely by partaking in opportunities to better myself, and spending my time wisely In and outside of school. I can truly say I tried all throughout school to find new ways to get involved with my school, community, and people around me. But I really would have to give all of my success up to this point to my mother, from being the vice president of drama club up to getting getting my part time job to which I have been committed to for almost
There have been many moments in my life as a Belmont University student that have inspired me to both engage and transform the world the around me. However, there is always one moment that sticks out the most for me though. When I was a junior, I finally got around to taking my linked courses because I was a transfer student and things involving my schedule got weird after a certain point and never really resolved. But, onto the main topic, these linked courses were a required part of the Belmont University undergraduate experience and they involved taking two courses during the same semester that had different emphases but one overall theme that connected them throughout the semester. In my case, the linked courses were Chemistry and Communications with the main overall theme of engaging the environment around us,
I believe that I am unique in a very unoriginal way. While majority of my friends have a mindset to quickly finish their studies to be able to work and start their career, I don’t think the same way. My passion for knowledge, eager to learn, and strive for excellence is something that I know since I was a kid. The desire to always learn something new can be clearly seen through my attitude that is curious about something new and unique, always research on something I don’t understand, asking my surroundings including my parents and brothers, and learn as much as possible. A simple example that comes in my mind is when I was 12 years old, my brother showed me that he can solve a rubik’s cube.
I set a schedule to the time of studying, play time, snack times, and nap times, but it seems the older they get the harder it is too follow the schedule accordingly. My husband and I are currently living with his parents while transitioning into our new home. With the help of his parents, as for himself, I am able to go to school, as well as go to work knowing that both my children are taken cared for. Without their help and generosity, I wouldn’t be able to able to attend college, and for that I am thankful of them by helping me achieve my dreams one step at a
My mother is always working hard to provide all the necessary needs in our house, but she cannot give us things that we want, so I decided to work so I can be able to help her with the bills, and pay for college. That is my first barrier. I am the oldest child, and it is my responsibility to help my mother and siblings even if I have to sacrifice my own time. Thanks to God I am finding a way to have time for work and school. I work with one of my aunts and she is helping me find the best work schedule so I can have time for school, and enjoy myself at least one time per month.