Accordingly, knowledge is highly important to me and getting a college education is an excellent place to start to obtain the knowledge of the world. Being a role model to a young child is undoubtedly a full-time job. My son looks up to me and I want to make him proud in everything that I do. I want him to look at me and say “if my mom can do it, so can I!” My son has always been my number one motivator in everything in life, including college.
I isolated myself from my friends and family and I refused to tell anyone what my mom was going through. It seemed as though my whole life was falling apart and I yearned for a happy family. I thought that if I didn’t talk about it, it wouldn’t exist and I
Asher fulfilled the American dream because although he had to go through the hard times of family stress and parenting his siblings he still fulfilled his college dream. He put his all in the present to get to the future and with this achieved all that he has dreamed and there is no better way to define the American Dream than this
My parents worked hard to get where they are today and they encourage my brother and I to do more than they ever could. My brother has also started attending Gonzaga and they are extremely proud Zag parents.
I signed up for Shasta College, my local community college, and I began working on my goal again. I decided to make money through financial aid in addition to working as a tutor. I have always been dedicated to my education, but in college, earning high grades is more difficult than in high school. I spend hours studying, especially on weekends when I don’t have classes or work. Despite taking more than a full course load of units and working for over 20 hours a week, I have worked arduously to earn a 3.79 GPA.
Despite all of the mistreat I received from part-time jobs, I knew that it will make me stronger than ever because I was determined to succeed. Although, I was working, it was not enough money to pay for school expenses which led me to taking out student loans. I was a younger version of my mother when it came to working diligently to provide for myself and make it through
The best part of this semester has been meeting new friends and people that aren’t mean and talk about you behind your back. Meeting mature individuals has defiantly made my experience here at Brevard College a positive on but I love how willing to help the professors are because I don’t dread going to class. It may not be my strongest subject but if you go talk to the teachers they are more than will to help out.
Being a Successful College Student Because College is important, I will be a successful student by overcoming my challenges, by listening to advice from the experts, and developing effective strategies. I have challenges I need to overcome in order to be a successful student in college. One of my issues I face on a daily bases is that I have learning disabilities and mental disorders. I always thought that I was completely normal until one day I went to a physiatrist who thought otherwise. From that day forward, I was on different type of ADHD stimulants such as Concerta and Ritilan to try to control my outbursts and behavior in class.
There are many core beliefs, however I have found one more profound than others. This belief has carried me through some of the most challenging times throughout my career and schooling. I believe failure is not an option, the only option is to try harder, do better, to guarantee a better future. During my first year in community college, I came across the absolute hardest decision of my life, I chose to become a mom at 19 years old.
Same as any other regular students who decided to go to college and committed to excellence, I also wish for a bright future. However, there are many obstacles along the way. Before I came to America, I had never thought about college because my family could not afford for me to attend. My dad passed away when I was eight years old, and my mom has been struggling in supporting the family. It became worse around the year of 2006-2007 when my mom’s business had a major financial difficulty.
So I would actually say the day he died was my biggest disappointment because if he was here today I doubt half of the stuff that’s happened to me would have happened. I miss him so much and each decision that I make I think of him and how happy he will be of his granddaughter. Every decision that I’m making in my life he will be supporting me 110% but I just look at it that I’m doing all of this for him. He always called me his little hustler and I am.
Basically, what I’m saying is, I didn’t have my parents to watch over and teach me what I needed to know in life. Ever since I was young, I always wondered if I was meant to be here or was I just an accident. All my life, I’ve felt pointless because nothing ever added up. I’ve always had unanswered questions that I felt was important, but still to this day, I ask myself what is really
As the child of Mexican immigrants, I have always felt the pressure and responsibility of making my parents’ sacrifices worthwhile. Growing up, I understood that my childhood was significantly different from that of my parents. My parents parted from their families, lost touch with friends, and surrendered careers in order to give my brothers and me the opportunity of an education without barriers. The sacrifices my parents made changed every aspect of their lives and shaped the direction of mine. The memory of my oldest brother’s graduation and the overjoyed tears welled up in my parents’ eyes motivates me to fulfill my parents’ American dream, the reason they abandoned their aspirations in order for me to achieve mine.
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
While this has taken a toll on my family, it only motivates me to be great, do better, and always put in my best effort. I want the sacrifices that my parents have made to be worth it. I can do my part by doing the best that I can in my school and in my community. Up to this point, I feel like I’ve been on the right path. I have a part time job at Hollister Co., I purchase my first car when I’m 16 years old, I’m about to be my high school