My parents inspired me to further my education and to have a successful career. Being a first-generation student has inspired me to set goals, and volunteer in the community. My area of study is in nursing because my goal is to be a nurse practitioner. Being a nurse requires having outstanding abilities in math and science. Nurses are logical thinkers and they have wonderful
Without my mother to push me at such a young age, I wouldn’t have been the student I am today. As I grew older, my mom began to further understand the pressures of school on a student with regards to grades and test scores. Since I was the oldest child, my mother and I were both learning the ways of the American education system, especially as Asian Americans. But instead of constantly pressuring me on how to do the best in school to get into the most prestigious college, my mother let me realize for myself what it took to reach my goals. All that mattered to her was I tried my best, and that doesn’t have to equate to perfect grades.
After years of struggling my parents have reached their goal, we are finally in a stable financial situation and their kids are going to school. What I take away from my parents is hard work and consistency pay off. Many obstacles can be overcome. They have also taught me that hard times don 't last forever. I
Many people are raised up by the idea that the society they live in always needs more adjustment, and other people around them are not always friendly. I am also one of those people. Since I was little, I was taught by my father not to trust anyone around, and not to pay too much effort into any kind of relationship. Even though I might not necessarily agree with him, I still followed his advice for years. However, I always ended up feeling lonely and depressed.
After the separation of my parents, we have found ourselves financially unstable and constantly working to better our instability. My mother is actively looking for a job to provide for us while she juggles home mortgage payments on her own.
They instilled in my brain that education is the key for success and happiness, which has always made me try my best in all of my educational pursuits. I do this not only to show appreciation for what my parents have done for me, but for my own sake as well. I am fully aware that there are countless people all over the world that would give anything just to be able to be apart of this country. This gives me the motivation to always push myself to achieve the highest education possible and to go above and beyond to make something out of my
More than twelve million immigrants will make their first stop in America at Ellis Island Immigration station in the years ahead between 1892 and 1954, at least that's what we read. Who knew a small island in the New York Harbor would become my life saver ? I have waited for this day ever since I was just ten years old. I was thinking about the time when I first heard the news that we would be traveling to America when I was interrupted by a repetitive phrase. “Are you ready, Aria ?”
Their experiences motivate me to capitalize on what they gave me–to become something. I want to be sure that my parents know I’m thankful and know that I will work hard to become what they didn’t have the opportunity to. 11th Grade Columbus High School Anjali Patel 5th
They gave me life, happiness, and love. They gave me all the material I needed to grow up and become someone big in the future. They gave me a good education that I will be able have all my life. They provided me with the basic needs like food, water, a place to live and the most important concept of all, love. My parents are always by my side, even when I am sick.
My parents didn't have the opportunities that we have. Both my parents had to quit school at a young age, they had to find a job and help my grandparents pay for bills. My mom wanted to have an education she wanted her diploma but she wasn't able to achieve that goal. To her and my father is important for us to get an education for us to finish high school and go to college because they want all their kids to have a better life and be able to support our children in the future. From day one when I started kindergarten my parents push me to do my best and I don't plan to let them down.
At the age of____, I left everything behind in Armenia and migrated into the United States of America to start a new life. Even though I love my paternal land and do not forget where I come from, the fact that I could pursue a career and become a productive member of the society encouraged me to move to America. To my great misfortune, I was persecuted for being politically active in my own country and I could no longer fight with the authorities for violating my civil rights. I had the potential of facing more dangerous situations than I was already in at the time. I am my parent’s first child
My parents want me to earn the highest degree and fulfill my career goals. It was hard for my parents to find a job due to a language barrier, and being an immigrant. Later, my dad found a job, but he was paid less due to lack of experience. It was hard for us to manage the household with single man's income with no prior earnings in dollars. This was the challenging time, because we have to start with $0 bank balance in this unfamiliar country.
When things got tough they pushed me to be better. Without them I would have quit and I would not be where I am today. My parents raised me to be independent and to make smart decisions for myself, they also taught me the meaning of sacrifice and even the true definition of accomplishment. To me, accomplishment is not necessarily about winning, it is about succeeding in a goal you have set for yourself. I have had to sacrifice many things to be able to get the chance to reach my goal.
Overall, my family has taught me the importance of service, education, and of tenacity in the face of adversity. My parent’s stern beliefs of never taking life for granted and to always take the step forward to establish yourself as a responsible individual created a work ethic that has solidified my character. When I imagine the hardships my parents faced to create the future where my sister and I have the opportunity to pursue
My family’s past experiences also teach me how to live my life the best way possible. For example, my parents did not finish college, so they were not able to obtain lucrative careers. Not finishing or not even going to college can take a toll on your life. If my parents finished college our life would have been more successful financially. Although my parents did not have the best money,