I have had a great impact on them, and so have they on me.They dug deep and discovered one of my fatal flaws, I told them about my past and why I hesitate to speak about myself. I must admit, I started as the therapist, but then they turned the table and sat down to listen to my growing despair. I feel proud of helping anyone that I can. With this experience I demonstrated to myself that I am persistent, that I do not take setbacks for granted, that I am amenable, that I care about people, that I am a human, that I give mutual support, and perhaps the most import one to accept
My favorite quote from Jackie Robinson is, “above everything else, I hate to lose.” That perfectly sums up my attitude towards grades, and for me, any final grade below 90, is losing. Using determination and commitment, I was able to win, and not lose, in the first semester of my freshman year. It is hard for every kid to make the transition to high school classes, but coming from a small private school with about 250 kids to an enormous high school with almost 2000, I had no idea what to expect. After 3 years of hearing my older sister complain about horrible teachers, hard finals, and difficult SAT’s, I thought I was going to be far behind the other kids, but I was already committed to all A’s. I was still wondering how hard a class could be, even after I met new friends and nice teachers.
This working environment shaped me differently and encouraged me to be a hard working person. I realized that if these laborers can work hard with limited resources, then I can work hard with given resources. I learned that to get a better life, one needs to take the risk and work hard. I always tried to work hard whether it is studying or playing a game. Hard work did not only brings success in my life, but also brings confidence to me to face this world.
I wouldn’t forget how many times I’ve missed them every day and every day was like torture, so I made a promise with my dad that if my average finals score of all subjects is above everyone else in my grade, then I can move to America too. Through months of putting all my effort into the work, I fulfilled my promise and moved to America that spring. However, things didn’t turned out as I thought it would be.
Whenever I see homeless people on the streets, I’d always give them my coins instead of buying something for myself. I took up Nursing because my mother told me to. I really disliked the course but when I started doing my hospital duties, I have seen people suffering. I would always put myself in their shoes and imagine what they’re going through. I was scared to deal with them but I told myself that I’ve got to do something for them in my own ways, so then I would always gave a hundred percent of my ability to take care for them.
The realities about Alcott’s character are that she must face what she used to think about war and that it was exhilarating in an adventurous and entertaining way, but she soon discovers war is all about survival once she begins nursing. She must also face her patient’s needs and orders to keep them alive for as soon as possible, but to also take care of them cautiously. In one of her journal entries, she provides her daily schedule of orders and duties. “Up at six, dress by gas light, run through my ward & fling up the windows though the men
In To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, Mrs. Dubose’s suffering helps Jem and Scout learn about perseverance, virtuous characteristics and how much she really desires to do the right thing. Without realizing it, Mrs. Dubose shows Jem and Scout how to do what they know will be hard, combat fear with courage, and standing up for the right thing. She teaches them by her actions not by words without ever leaving her own bed. TRANSITIONAL SENTENCE Even though Mrs. Dubose knows how much pain coming off morphine will include, she continues to fight through the agony and suffering. During Jem’s reading session, Mrs. Dubose falls into a state with “cords of saliva” collecting on her lips while her head rocked slowly “from side to side” (123).
Diagnosed with cancer at a young age, she fights a tough battle and though she almost bit it, she kept going. Being the selfless person she is, she is worried that if she gets too close to people like Augustus, she will hurt them if anything happens to her. The novel goes through Hazels time learning new things, making decisions and seeing what is best for her, and other people. The theme of this novel is that life is short and it is important to live it to your fullest. Both, Augustus and Hazel face the challenge of dying.
For example, when I was fifteen my family and I moved from our country, Iraq, to live a better live in the united states. Learning a new language was the biggest challenge that I have faced in my life. I have faced so many difficulties during my high school years regarding to the language. Studying, getting involved in some school activities, and communicating with people were the hardest things to me because of the language. Later, I remember that I started to improve my skills by practicing seven to eight hours a day.
Persistence in doing things on my own, not seeking approval continuing to push forth in the face adversity- it molded me. So many times throughout my life, I hoped and wished that things would work out the way I wanted it. When, in fact, I was going about things all wrong instead I should have played the devil’s advocate in life. In so doing, show everyone including myself that everything that surrounded me and came from me, was going to be beautiful and meaningful in its own way. You can’t go back and change certain aspects now but from this moment forward - Keep putting your best foot
When there first told me I really didn’t want to move because I had a good amount of friends that I had and I liked the people around me. My parents told me its gonna be okay you 're going to make a lot of new friends at your new school. I always kept denying it because I was always the shy kid growing up. As the weeks went on and we finally moved to our new house on 1 August 2008. My mother, sister and I drove up to our new local school that was 10 minutes away from our house, the name of school was Fremont elementary school.
I would say the event that impacted my life the most would be having cancer at such an early age. I was always told that I acted much older than my age, but I think that has a lot to do with needing to grow up to deal with all the stress cancer can bring upon a family, and upon a child. I have a few accomplishments in life that I am proud of. One being that I am the first person in my family to complete past their freshman year of college, and at the end of this semester I will be graduating, so I will be the first in my family to graduate college. I am also proud that I have obtained my Child Development Associate credential in high school.
Growing up with this disease has been the most challenging obstacle in my life. It has taught me to be proud of who I am and as ironic as this may sound, it has made me a stronger person. It has also taught me that being strong has so many variables. It doesn 't just mean getting through the rough times, it means accepting yourself and appreciating every great moment given to you. Going through this journey has also taught me that everyone has their own insecurities and that you never know what a person may be going through.
Throughout my childhood, my parents have taught me to be appreciative of my rights as an American and what to many, are privileges, and coming from a modest background, they have instilled me to respect and value others before myself, regardless of their economic status. Because of my parents’ hardships, I have been taught a mantra of “work hard for a better future”, and I later learned that my father’s true dream was beyond achieving personal success, but rather, he wanted to pave a way to success for my sister and me. I believe that it is my responsibility to fully take advantage of my opportunities, because my American Dream is still alive. While I carry my parents’ background, I do not share their history of poverty, and I am met with new open doors and resources that my parents were not as fortunate to have. I want to pursue a higher education, and I aspire to become a stem cell scientist, which will allow me to contribute to research that holds promises of new cures and treatments.
But when I moved to Tampa after my freshman year, everything changed. With only my older brother and my aunt to support me, I found myself in a new country with challenges. My aunt had been sick for a long time and needed someone to take care of her. While my brother worked part-time jobs, I kept her company. I was bound to a rigid daily routine of going to school and coming home.