As I began the journey of returning to school, one of my biggest fears, was the writing aspect in the classes. The fear of reading and writing has never been a strong quality; however, I have never able to successfully be creative in the way I learn. I understand my weaknesses and when I need to focus on my strengths. I am constantly learning new ways, skills, and tools to utilize to continue to grow as a writer. Focusing on my strengths allows me to have the security that I can be a good writer.
As the music began to play, I felt the vibrations cutting through my lungs. The lights shot with electricity into the air. Slowly the stars arise from the stage and I felt every cell in my body freeze. Everything froze. The lights.
Adaptation is when one becomes competent in ability to communicate. I came to the United States when I was 13 years old, and started high school right away. Not only the American culture was different for me, but also how education was provided here and how big the schools are. It did not take me long to adapt to the American culture and developed the ability to communicate effectively with my new friends. For example, I was confused with the lunch and dinner time.
I don’t normally go out to after school events but I got an intvition for a award night. but there was a plan in changing the awhereness of my autism its lack there of. I played it like who would give me something, who knows ‘me’ and not autism. the oddest thing is there was a line where my mother had sign her name and to be sent back.
As naive children, we used to believe life was easy and effortless. Oh boy, we were wrong, we can only wish life would be that simple. Growing up, we continue to face countless hurdles that only get bigger and bigger. My life, in particular, has been filled with numerous up and downs. It felt like I was in an endless roller coaster going up and down.
I decided to talk about how I 've never been out of the state. I have been able to go somewhere many times and it never happens. Everyone in my family has been out of the state many times but me. Everyone always talks about how they went out of the state for vacation but I can talk about going out of the state because I haven 't ever been out of the state.
We all come from different back grounds and walks of life. Each one of us has our own personal view of the world and how we view it from our own lens. With each one of our experiences, good or bad, it helps shapes what we call our worldview. The worldview of each person varies; and none will ever be the same because we each live different lives and yes, maybe influenced a lot by our religion but, we see things differently and handle situations uniquely because we are our own individuals. There are seven questions I asked myself since we got assigned this paper and I’m comfortable with the answers I’ve come up with and my worldview I’ve grown to acquire with my experiences, traditions, and religions.
Instead of attending the three cultural events, I chose to tutor through the OMSS MARC program. I was assigned two Hispanic, 5th grade girls named Jazmin and Priscilla. Priscilla just moved to the US from Veracruz, Mexico and spoke very little English at the beginning of our meetings. One of the women in charge had me speak in both Spanish and English to her so that she could both understand me and work on her English. Jazmin speaks mainly English, but was very helpful with translating some of the things Priscilla and I had trouble communicating.
Today I was going to the Christmas parade, I am very excited. The weather was nice outside. I was wearing all white. Now i am on my way to meet my friends at the parade and they were going to take me home. The parade starts at 7:00.
“We’re staying at a hotel this week, girls.” As I heard the words sorely coming out of my father, I was hit with the reality of where I lived and the situation the city faced. Six men had been shot countless times across the street from my house. A bloody and holey reminder was left, and up to the residents to clean up. The city was Juarez, Mexico; at some point, the most unsafe city in the world.
The great Marcus Garvey once said that “a people without knowledge of their past history, origin, and culture are trees without roots”. This quotation has always stuck with me because it validates that, as humans, we all have a story to share. No matter where I go or who I meet, thanks to my story, I have the confidence to embrace who I am every single day. I am a first generation student. Both my mother and father were born and raised in Nigeria and came to the United States in 1998.