Personal Narrative

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I along with my family moved to Canada in 2004, this was the biggest and happiest day of my life. I had great expectations for my future; since living in Pakistan, I understood that Canada was a land of opportunity. Unfortunately, due to the earthquake in Pakistan on October 8th , 2005, we had to move back to Pakistan since we had lost members of our family as well. The move back to Pakistan at that devastating time was very hard for myself and my family. My father enrolled me to a school in Pakistan since we were going to live there now. The school system in Pakistan just did not seem right anymore, I missed my school in Canada which I had attended for just a year. I struggled to live in Pakistan for three years and in 2008, my mother decided …show more content…

My mother could not speak English, therefore I had to enroll my sister to school and various programs offered by the government of Canada. I started working three jobs and went to high school. From being extremely enthusiastic student I became the student who slept in classes due to sleep deprivation. I started failing and at one point I decided to drop out of school and support my family full time. Upon hearing this my ESL teacher was devastated and became my mentor. Eventually, I was able to graduate from high school and enroll at Humber College for Paralegal program. Humber College brought a whole new meaning and purpose in my life, I fell in love with the Canadian legal system. Since I grew up knowing in Pakistan that unless I have money or a strong connection in politics, police officers or any government official are not there to help me, if I ever needed one. Moving to Canada and learning about the Canadian government in high school and enhancing my knowledge about the Canadian laws and regulations at Humber College (Paralegal Program), helped me change my perception about governments and has helped me grow deep love and appreciation for the Canadian legal system. I decided, I wanted to be a part of this legal system which does not discriminate between any socioeconomic status and that, no one is exempt from the …show more content…

I was not able to take two courses at Humber College because my work was in the evening and those courses were only offered in the evening. Without graduating from Humber College, I applied at University of Windsor in Psychology. This program included courses that helped me understand, factors involved in decision making, child and adolescent psychology and behavior, and other factors which contribute to positive and negative rationale in the human mind. What I learned in these courses undoubtedly paved the path of my aspiration to become a criminal lawyer. I have always been curious about why humans—of both the past and the present—have neglected the legal system by making unconstitutional decisions. More importantly, I have had an interest in trying to understand what factors will determine future decision making, and these questions were not only answered through taking various psychology courses but also through innumerable life experiences. While attending University of Windsor, I enrolled at St. Clair College in Windsor Ontario and successfully completed Paralegal program. Even though I am still the guardian for my baby sister’s healthcare and school system, I am graduating from University of

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