I am striving to push myself beyond my limits and to do more than just the minimum for an ‘A’ and to learn as much as I possibly can. My personal goals for my time spent at St. Cloud State University is to balance my commitments so I am present and excelling in all aspects I include myself in. I do not want to spend too much time at home cleaning and cooking or spend too much time with my husband, when I should be doing school work. Another personal goal of mine is to keep my body fit and healthy so I am confident. My social goal is to spend at least one month out of the year getting to know someone new.
Her rectitude taught me to take the initiative in my education and in my community. By being accepted into The PCTI chapter of the National Honor Society, I hope to further my education while also developing my character and defining what exactly it is I wish to accomplish in life. I hope having other like minded, self driven peers and mentors surrounding me will push me to reach my potential while I aid them in doing the same. The National Honor Society is more than just another accolade to me.
Since this time in life, I made it a goal to help not only my family but others in need out too. For I know what it is like to have absolutely nothing. In order for myself to achieve this goal in life, I would love to continue my education and graduate from college to get a great job. I know it would take a lot of studying, but I know that it will all pay off in the end. I want to be able to make a change in this world; even if it means starting off with something small.
Effort and perseverance will help me gain new perspectives about the world around me allowing me to strive to obtain new knowledge about what I want to pursue in life, and without the opportunity of going to college none of that would be
In this case, I have to do it for my family because they all believe in me, I have to do it because I promised my mom a house, and better life for both of us. I have to keep my word, but beside these promises, I want to conquer a better life. I don’t want to get paid minimum wage, I want to have a job that I like doing and maintain a family with that same job. Receiving this scholarship would motivate me more and make those proud who support
The Rafting Event I believe that life is short, and one should live each moment with purpose. I do not want my last moment to be something I regret. The famous quote by Amelia Earhart, “Adventure is worthwhile in itself.” sums up my belief. My belief is a constant motivator to continually push me to want more, expect more and do more.
We need to be able to process what we have learned. If we are not able to process what we have learned we will not get all the concepts we were taught in class. “I have always believed, and I still believe, that whatever good or bad fortune may come our way we can always give it meaning and transform it into something of value. - Hermann Hesse, Siddhartha”. We won 't be able to do that if we don 't have any time to process everything.
According to Neil Haave (2015) learning should focus on being curious and never running out of questions. Such questioning together with accepting that disappointment is part of the equation drives much of my teaching. Learning must be done from the early age with fun, motivation and curiosity and this must be continued throughout life as we develop in life. Learning should aim for the long term development of a person. Learning should comprise a holistic approach to prepare learners to be effective global citizens in future (Ellis,
Humans reach a point in life when they must decide on whether or not they should go to college. Yet, those who do put themselves to the challenge to attend such an institution must have a purpose behind their choice. When the decision had arrived, I was conflicted about why I was making it. At first, my parents were who became my influence to become a cavalier. They wanted me to have a better future than they; do not struggle in life just to make ends meet and give back to those who did not have the opportunities in front of them like me.
Now we see that it ranges anyway from poverty to not have guidance from a counselor at a younger age. All these things are very important in making kids not want to go and deterring them away. So in the future we will all have to play a part in making this change so everyone gets a chance to go to college, because it is very important and can lead to a better chance at life and a future for some of these kids and without it they might not get the chance to do what they want with their lives. Further research could have been done if I had more time. It would have progressed my paper and maybe I could have talked to some of my family members who didn't attend college and find out their reasons.
Although it has been really tough I am still here fighting the good fight and planning my next move to accomplishing my goals, I want this scholarship so those goals will be achieved I want Portland State University to feel proud of me and not just some other student that drops out and is forgotten. I want to become somebody, I am asking for this Scholarship to easy my fears so I may prove my worth and get down to business which is design and art. My efforts have never wavered I will continue to inspire other students who think about the future and where
Here I was laying in the hospital about to have my daughter, thoughts just running through my head. I worried, I was excited, I was scared; there was so many emotions and I couldn’t control any of them. All my family members taking turns to come back into the room before my surgery to see me. My mom, my boyfriend, my sisters, my grandparents, they were all there, which kind of helping me out a bit with my emotions.
I wouldn't be the person I am today without the experiences and where I come from. It all started from where I was born. I was born in Port-Au-Prince, Haiti on January 22nd 1995. Haiti is located in the Caribbean, and there we speak two languages fluently, Creole and French. All my family from both my mother’s and my father's side we all come from Haiti.
The reason I chose criminal justice as my major in college is, because when I was a kid I always wanted to solve crimes be an Investigator. Which led me into to the criminal justice field of study. I did not pursue a college education in til I was 26 year of age because I felt as if I was not ready for that challenge of a full time job and an full time student. Which resulted in me not going to school till my mid 20. I want to lay the foundation down for my family to grow and to let everyone know that i am the standard and our family that's where my motivation comes from.
Summary The speaker of the TedTalk How to raise successful kids – without over-parenting, Julie Lythcott-Haims is the author of How to Raise an Adult: Break Free of the Overparenting Trap and Prepare Your Kid for Success (Lythcott-Haims). Besides writing a New York Times best selling novel Julie Lythcott-Haims was the former associate vice provost for undergraduate education and the dean of freshmen and undergraduate advising at Stanford University (Chesley, 2012). In the TedTalk, Julie Lythcott-Haims discusses over-parenting and the pressure parents put on their children to succeed.