In the past 19 years of my life, I have never had to fix anything major by myself that came across my way without the help of my parents. My parents have always worked their hearts out in order for my brother and I to come to the United States in order for us to have a better life than the one we had in Iraq. I did come over hurdles in life, but I was only able to cross them because of my parents’ support. I was dependent on them, but all that changed once I started attending college. I was stranded in this new town without any strings that tied me to people.
Have you ever dreamed about visiting somewhere and you started thinking your life there? Coming to Miami was my biggest dream in my entire life because I see how beautiful it used to be when someone came anywhere from the US and how other people treated them with respects. I guess all immigrants dream about coming to the US, although not everyone wants to come to stay, but I know for sure everyone in other country would like to visit one day. I grew up in a small city with my Mom and my Sister where life was kind of hard for us because My Mom was a single Mother that trying to raise two kids at that time. I have never had a chance to know my Dad because he came to Miami couple months after my Mom got pregnant.
College is a place where you are transformed into the person you want to become in the future. In the same way it gives me determination to peruse my career and achieve my goals that I have prepared for myself. In addition ,which is why it led me to begin college; to make my family proud, pursue my career as a nurse and to experience the college lifestyle. To start off with, my main goal in life to always make my family proud of me. Without my family I would not be the person I am today and have the motivation to attend college.
Living their home country just so my siblings and I could get a better education and better life. As we all know, life in America is not that easy when you are newbies. As an 11 years old kid, I wouldn't know what to do or how to help my parents when they are going through a tough time. All I do was go to school, come home, and do some reading. Besides, school wasn't that easy for me because I didn't know English and I couldn't communicate with the people around me nor the teachers.
Going through probation has been an extremely crazy experience. While being on probation it was a big opportunity to turn my life around. Through that journey it showed me that my friends are not really my friends, I did things I never thought I’d do in life, and ended up back into the system; it also made me the person I am today. That one life experience has made a big rotation in my life that I am very proud of and I wouldn’t change anything about it, not one bit. Generally, when I was 17 my life was good, I had my mom to look up to and my dad spoiling me, I was getting any and everything.
I feel fear a lot of the time because Turning 18 is really scary actually I mean all my life I just wanted to grow up and move out especially since my dad died and once it came down to it and my sister told me that I had to because her cousin wants to sell the house. It really hit me hard. Money is a huge stressor for me , I just want to be able to have enough money to pay for a roof over my head and a car. I just want to make it
There has been struggle in maintaining and fixing broken utilities that contribute to our daily lives and allow us to live with comfort. From broken pipe lines to our broken air conditioning, my mother has been forced to put in extra money into giving us a normal daily life. As mentioned before, there is really no money to spare therefore it takes time and patience to finally get things fixed around our house. This past summer, my family and I spent our time sweating due to the absence of an air conditioning system. I mention this experience because it was perhaps one of the most physically uncomfortable and mentally challenging situations I have been placed in.
Outliers, written by Malcolm Gladwell, is an informational book regarding the intricacies of success and how it comes to fruition in individuals. Outliers has served to teach students the means of being successful and the importance of seizing opportunities as they come. Personally, Outliers has changed my views of success in numerous ways. Before reading said book, I had always assumed people who were naturally talented or had specific privileges were the only ones who could get far. However, Gladwell’s writing has informed me that anyone, if they are prepared to work hard, can reach their goals.
The highest 10 percent earned about 78,080 and the lowest 10% earned about 38,440 a year . So I should be aiming for the upper region of this occupation. It will still be a major thing to become in my family no matter what the pay is. I will still enjoy my work and come to school and work with my greatest attitude towards my studies and my work. I will still have fun and learn and become a better person.Being an PTA is a great occupation, but I do not plan on spending the rest of my life in that position title.
My grandmother has always made a point to show how hard work and a good education could propel me to new opportunities and help get me a better life than she had. This instilled work ethic and positivity inspires me to give all that I can every day and to look at situations in a positive and constructive light. Input from my grandparents and parents has shaped my worldview and actions. While my family lives comfortably now, my parents did not have such a lucky life. At a young age, my mom and dad worked to help support their families and to pay or college.