They say some people are destined for greatness, and there 's no escaping destiny. But often, those who are chosen to be great have no idea. Through trials and tribulations, they find their way. There are many experiences that have motivated my change, it took me a long time to realize I had to do better not only for me but for my family. Backbone was a big part of why I decided to go to college, it opened my eyes to so much, broadened my way of thinking.
My parents encouraged me to meet several academic and sporting goals throughout my life by working hard and creating positive relationships with my friends, professors and co-workers. I have always believed in my ability to learn new things and to develop myself in a personal and professional way. Indeed, I firmly believe that I can benefit in several ways through dedication to working to the highest quality. This passion was nurtured by my parents who believed in the baby-boom generation’s ideology that "the good life does not come cheap" (Wagner, 2003, p. 32). In addition my parents also taught me that respect is earned by people who work hard and give all their effort whether it is at work or in their personal lives.
Every day it feels like someone else discovers that I'm a triplet. When I was little I didn’t think being a triplet was such a big deal but it’s something very special and I’m proud to call myself one. I was also born last, so I was the 3rd born. When I was born I was around 3 pounds because we were born
As I grow up and learn to become more independent, I believe that the challenges of my school years such a peer pressure and school demands have given me a strong basis to face the challenges of life head-on and to keep my head high no matter what. My goals for the next chapter of my life, are to finish this year of matric smiling and hopefully succeeding in all that I do. This relates not only to my academic success but also to being able to remain committed to the values and ideology I believe in despite the challenges I face. I hope to achieve a matric year that both my parents and I can be proud of. My dream and plan is to travel to Israel after this year, where I hope to study education and ultimately use my skills to teach children with a dedication, passion and love that I often believe is lacking in our own educational system.
There are plenty of good reasons but something that players should think more about is the longer you stay in college the more developed & ready for the pro sport you dream of going into. Players who need to develop shouldn’t go pro quite yet or they could ruin their career. They have not yet reached their full potential so why not wait & have a better & more long term career in the sport. It helps when players are surrounded by a family with more money so you can wait & not have to worry about hurrying to a pro sport to help family financially. In the long run though you may end up harming yourself.
Transferring to PLU has been one of the major decisions I had ever made for myself. PLU was my first initial choice, but I was afraid of being in debt, considering that PLU is a private university. Towards the end of my summer vacation, after I graduated from high school, I had second thoughts about UW and had decided to transfer schools last minute. Instead, I decided to stick with UW because I was already enrolled, and I thought I could pull through with my decision. Evidently, my decision to transfer remained the same once I had gone through one quarter at UW.
Harris (2014) noted, “You will be more successful in college (and in your future occupation) when you focus on what you love to do and what you do best” (p.87). Year after year many students enter college with an undecided major. Choosing a college major is a very difficult and stressful decision, it sets the tone for the rest of your career. It is vital to choose something that interests you rather than just a practical degree. Even after choosing a program students wonder if they have selected the right program for themselves.
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.
I have some strategies that I do try to implement on myself. My first plan was to go to UoPeople, up my grades and prove that I have changed as a student, get my associates, then move to an university near me to get my bachelors and maybe my masters degree. As a more current plan on the micro and not the macro, I plan to limit what I do as to acquire time to do my school work. Grades are not high enough, no going out. There is no one to enforce that, so it has been tough to limit myself like that.
I had no fear whatsoever of getting into trouble. When I decided to leave the country to attend college, everything changed for me. Not only did I experience life alone in a different country, with a different culture and a different language, but also I had to embrace humility in order to make new friends. It was then that I realized my true potential to communicate