We struggle thru many years and when it was time for me to go to college my mom could not afford to pay for me to attend so I decided I would work and pay my own way. Working two jobs and going to college was not easy but I was managing. After a
I don’t really want to go at all. I have so many questions like what if I can’t control my powers, what if I don’t even have powers, will I ever go home again? Does my brother even know about this? My parents send him to military school when I started middle school. Before he left for military school, he told me to never give up even if life is so hard.
My teachers have been the helping hand for me in my academic career and in the tough times they are always there to lift me up and remind me of the accomplishments I have achieved over the years. My teachers never allow me to give up on their class or myself. Likewise, I want to pass on that same drive and spirit in my future
Some words that people tell you are forgotten in an instant. Some words stick with you forever! I can still hear my mother telling me “Self-improvement is impossible without self-reflection”, to teach me a lesson of self-accountability. I remind myself of it daily to help me understand why I am where I am in life, and how to get where I want to be in life. Reflecting on how I have gotten where I am, I remembered a first-year undergraduate version of myself.
I have always wanted to help people. I never really knew what field or job I should go into to help people the way I wanted to. I wanted to change their lives like a celebrity changes people’s lives by being a role model for them. Obviously, I knew that I had a slim chance of becoming famous. In eighth grade, I was given a project to map out a future job.
Also I saw the difficulty that my parents were having for not going to college or having a low level of education. Growing up my parents started to tell me “ that if I want to be successful you have to go to school”, and still I would not listen to them because to me it was absurd to keep going to school after high school. Life as a child is very different then the life of a teenager, young adult, adult or someone that is about to retire. As a child I just want to play around, and just have fun, and continue on the path that I wanted. Yet as I got older especially middle of my junior year in high school, reality hit me in the face, it felt like being hit with a baseball bat, I saw that I wanted to become somebody big in the Army respected by all soldiers,and people, and for me to do that I have to become well educated, have a good personality, and most importantly love God and this country.
While we have enough money for me to attend college next year, I need to do my part and help contribute to my educational goals. And with my brother going into college in two years, my parents want to give him the opportunity to go to the college of his choice even if it includes going out of state as well. Coming to Colorado State University was the best decision I ever made for myself, and I really want to finish my degree here. I believe
Ever since I was little I knew that I wanted to work in the medical field. I loved science, I loved people, and I was that one kid who actually enjoyed going to the doctor’s office for their regular check-up. Now, I realize that childhood dreams do not always come true, but as I am approaching my senior year of college, working hard to achieve a degree in biology, my goals seem so close and so attainable. Coming into college I had no idea what to expect of the next 4 years of my life, but I can promise you that I never could have guessed that I would be where I am today. As a freshman, I thought my college experience would be simple.
I thought to myself ‘Why would I want to do social work? I want to be a psychologist.’ Dr. Beard promptly explained to me that with a degree in social work, I would be able to be a counselor. Furthermore, I would have the opportunity to work in a variety of settings such as hospitals, prisons, counseling agencies, and schools. I would be exposed to a diverse range of clients, and I would work with colleagues who specialize in many different areas.
Graduating from high school I never thought of college. My goal was to help my parents financially. I saw how hard it was for them to pay the bills. Days after high school graduation I started working in a real estate office. My career was successful, and I never felt the need to pursue a higher education.