College Essay: My Personal Experience

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A personal experience for me would be finding out that I might not graduate the year I was supposed to. Both my parents come from the Caribbean island, they didn’t get the liberty of attending school for free so both my mom and dad struggled to go to school, unfortunately only my father graduated from high school and went to college my mom got pregnant her senior year of high school and was unable to afford to stay in school. Her life was put on pause because now she has a child to care for, my father on the other had to drop out of college in order to help my mom. Sorrowfully neither of my parents got to finish school, listening to them tell me stories on how much they struggled to get through school and still not finish, made me want to work even harder to graduate. All of my older sibling have graduated high school and went to college, I want to do the same and make my mom and dad proud. Every day my parents tell me to do well in school and don’t make the same mistakes they made, they wants me to be successful in life just like my older brothers and sisters. The day I found out that I might not graduate the year I was supposed to made my stomach turn, I knew I let down everybody, all I wanted to do was cry and hide for the rest of my life. I felt like I had a million little rocks sitting in my stomach, I had no idea how I was going to tell my family that I might not graduate. Feeling hopeless and scared I knew I had to find a way to fix this, after doing
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