Growing up, my parents couldn 't always afford what I wanted, but I always had food and shelter. My dad’s family brought him to California chasing the American dream. He had to dropout of high school in order to help provide for his family due to economic problems. He was only sixteen having to work in the fields. My dad is currently working as a forklift driver for Driscoll’s where he has been working for over twenty-five years.
Ryan passed away Please don’t be nana ,Please don’t be nana, as i came down the stairs the look on my dad’s face i knew nothing would come out. “it’s Ryan” my dad said. When my cousin died, I used the life skills Insight, Relationships, and Humor to help me overcome my adversity and helped my family overcome it to.
Similar to other immigrants my family history is somewhat compelling. Starting with my grandfather who was exiled out of Egypt in 1959 primarily as a result of the "decolonization process and the rise of Egyptian nationalism”, my immediate family and I also left France in 2004 as a result of rising tension against Jews. The migration of my grandparents and parents, from a young age, cultivated a sense of determination in me to overcome obstacles. Arriving in Miami at age 5, I had to learned my third language, English, in order to attend school. I was determined to and successfully lost my accent and got tested into the gifted program after a year of school.
My family has always been the center of my universe. They’ve taught me the importance of being united and taking care of one another—because in the end, all we truly have is each other. My parents have raised me to be a good daughter, sister, and citizen. They’ve shaped me to be respectful, responsible, and virtuous, knowing these values will last a lifetime. But above all, my parents have instilled in me an appreciation and eagerness for education.
Ever since I was young, I knew that my mother did not have it easy when she came to America. She was a strong single mother, who could not speak English, living in a foreign land. Knowing that my mother had sacrificed everything she had in hope of establishing a better future and life for me, I had to repay her. My mother used to be a nail technician inevitably she had to endure ignorant remarks from customers simply because she could not speak English.
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
As a child of a Vietnamese immigrant , the stories and the past memories that are brought up by my mother, gives me an understanding of how hard it is to leave your mother country and how sometimes you must do what’s best for yourself. There are times when i think to myself and wonder how it would have been like if my mother had not immigrated to the states, I probably would not be here today, or if i was that i would not have been born and raised in the United States. Being a child of an immigrant is not difficult, it does not put me in a disadvantage either , but it instead spreads the message of how it is okay to be different and how it is okay to take risks that will benefit you in the following years. All these messages and lessons have
He has incredible work ethic: In the blasting heat or in the freezing cold, my father worked everyday and most times even on holidays. My father was awake and on his way to work before anyone else in the house was awake. From working at a very young age in Mexico to starting a new life in the United States with nothing but his skills, my father, against all odds managed to succeed, to now owning his own construction company and restaurant business. For the time that I experienced working with him, not nearly enough to really understand what he endures everyday, I started to take greater action and input greater effort in everything I do, because I know that if I work with the same drive and determination as my father, I can achieve great
Arriving to the United States at the age of 3 and meeting new people was a challenge but it was a blessing. Growing up in the Northeast side of Houston was not always easy but my community and the people around me helped me develop into the person I am today. The community I grew up in was mostly hispanic and the surrounding areas as well. Everybody would be friendly and kind to each other which created this strong bond between different families.
My interviewee’s father did not immigrant to the USA until ten years later, which caused a lot of trauma in Akadina’s life because she did not have a father figure during her most difficult time, which was her teenage years. While hearing Akadina speak about the structure of her family, it allowed me to see the differences between our families. Akadina was raised for a couple of years in a traditional home were there were a father and a mother. On the other hand, I was raised by a single mother and I have four siblings. I did not meet my father until I was 21 years old.
Personal Statement Any type of adversity is difficult to deal with, being a person who stutters is no exception. Especially in a world designed for everyone to be outgoing and talkative, always feeling like you have to be the first one to say something and if you do not get it out you never will,while still trying to have fun and enjoy life. Because of my situation,respect and understanding have always been an important way I felt like everyone should be treated. It is a lifestyle that I have always strived for.
Throughout my life I have been faced with adversity, this comes from growing up in a military family. My dad has served in the military for twenty-nine years, although this means he has bravely defended our country, it also means our whole family has made sacrifices to make his service a reality. Unlike most people, I have never lived in a place for longer than four years, meaning I have had to change schools, make new friends, and start from square one numerous times. Although I could dwell on the negatives of my reality, I choose to overcome these challenges like a true military brat and look at the positives of my experiences. I have been blessed to make many friends throughout the world, travel throughout the United States and Europe,
When facing adversity, or difficulty, everyone differs in the way they handle it. Some people are like a carrot and start strong and determined but then lose strength and hope. Others are like a coffee bean, changing and making the best of the situation, or an egg which starts out soft hearted and becomes hardened and tough. The way someone deals with adversity, depends on the person and the situation. I, as a person, mostly start as a carrot and am strong but lose that strength. As time goes on though, I start to work myself through the difficult situation, and find a way to make the best of it, like a coffee bean.
Throughout my life, I have faced adversity everywhere I go, no matter what I do. So when people tell me that they have had a rough day, my favorite thing to tell them is, “Remember that adversity builds a man.” This philosophy has carried me a long way, and most importantly has allowed me to grow into the individual I am today. One of my biggest personal accomplishments, which was being able to play college baseball, was spurred on because an upperclassman told me I would never be good enough to play high school varsity ball. I proceeded by taking that player’s starting job the next year.
My papaw is a shining example of what hard work can get you. Growing up, my papaw had a very hard life, filled with hand-me-downs and a low food supply. Life was hard and bills were high. Education wasn 't a high priority in his family, so he found no reason to go on with high school. He decided to get a job at a gas station, but after a while he thought long and hard about the direction he wanted to go with his life and that he wanted his children to have all the opportunities they wanted.