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
From that moment I knew that I have to become an engineer. Ten years after the moment when my father left El Salvador, my mother, my brothers and I came to the United States to be together with my father as a complete family again. Hurtful it was for me to leave an entire life in Central America, my customs, and plans for my life, just to come to a new country to begin a new life. Starting from zero was not easy, and at the beginning I was absolutely frustrated because when I came to the United States, the school decided to delay two years, due to I did not know English, they set me in 10th grade, when in El Salvador I was in 12th grade. Learning English was one of the
I have to fill two more tags by the end of second season of deer hunting. If I don’t fill the tags that would be a waste of money. We had to spend over $75 on those tags. I honestly think that the stress on me and the stress on Howard.Your book just lit me up. Ya it is kind of hard for me and my family because my dad has infection and his ankle broke a year ago, his shoulder was broke at about 2 years ago and it still not fully healed.
Having compassion for those that are needed to help in dire situations gives me happiness, not just for myself but satisfaction for society. I learned over the years that people cannot make it on their own, and a helping hand is better than no hand at all. Growing up with a special need brother, I saw firsthand how the social system works and how it can benefit those in need. Having experience with social work the people that influence me has been my mother knowing that she could not do it alone in raising a child that would need 24hour care. In the field of social work, I am aware that there is a skill to make a placement for choosing of caretakers.
The main reason behind that is lack of money. Hooray for student loans (not)! Education is significant though. Throughout high school, I was involved in three different clubs and was a student athletic trainer for two and a half years. That drove the ambition to go to college and earn a degree.
This past year has been particularly hard and I reached a point financial that I had to apply for a one-time emergency scholarship fund in order to remain in school. My parents are unable to help support me financially due to debt. If I do not receive additional funding I will have to leave my university and put my education on hold
When I first became a Mother, I knew that my life was going to change in so many ways. In my last year in high school, when I was eighteen, I was pregnant with my son. When I found out I was expecting all I could think was, “I am not going to make it”, and that I am going to drop out of school and was asking myself, “Why did this happen to me?” I ended up telling one of my best friends that I was expecting and I remember that he told me not to quit because I was almost done just in 3 months. So I didn’t give up, and we did all of our senior trips and I continued to do so much when I didn’t show anything. Luckily nothing extreme happen to me, I stayed away from things that will put me in danger like the rides at the water parks.
So I decided that I would have to put my education on hold, until I could get myself together. I thought, I can always go back to school once my family life gets back to normal. Little did I know neither one was to be in my future. My family life was dysfunctional, I finally decided to divorce my abusive husband of 17 years. And all of sudden, I was a single parent taking care of three children by myself.
In a few short weeks, heartbreaking news and the beginning of a long struggle would transform the lives of myself and my family. My grandparents, living in that little brown ranch house, played a huge role in my early life, often my biggest supporters and role models. So when my eighty-three year old grandmother was told less than a month later that her congestive heart failure left her with less than six months to live unless she chose to have open heart surgery, I was devastated. She had vowed to never do it, leaving me to think I was bound to lose one of my best friends. Less than a month later, she
Moving to North Carolina required me to leave everything and everyone I knew behind in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. I fell into a depression and had to work harder than usual to adjust to my new home and school. Eventually my life began to even out as I realized I needed to take care of my mother. My stepdad, a recovered alcoholic relapsed shortly after we moved to North Carolina which worsened my mother’s depression. Her depression had not ceased since we first moved to North Carolina until it reached its peak two weeks before my senior year started.
Inge’s father was released two weeks later from the concentration camp and he knew something had to be done. He planned on moving his family out of the country, but realized that wasn’t going to happen. So instead, they moved into Regina’s hometown and was soon met with the tragic death of Inge’s grandfather. Life was becoming difficult and harsh for the Auerbachers and soon
Helping out my mother with the bills, working full time and commuting to college, seemed like the destined plan for me after high school. Nonetheless, it came as a shock to everyone when I confessed, I had accepted my admission to Texas A&M. My family took it the worst at first, as it seemed if I wanted to run away from the responsibilities that had suffocated me up to the minute I pressed
Returning to college has been an exciting and terrifying decision for me. My husband has encouraged me for 1-2 years, but my fear of failure overwhelmed me and kept me from pursuing my Bachelor’s Degree. I wasn’t even sure what I wanted to pursue. I’m now on this journey and ready for whatever it is that God has planned for me. I have worked hard encouraged my three kids as they transitioned their way through elementary school through middle school and on to high school and graduation.
Due to some hidden quirks and fine print I ended up losing all my financial aid when the school started their football team. Go Huskies. I left school and went to work full time. I tried with motivation from my ex-fiancé to go back after a year and a half, but then family issues got in the way. I took some me time, and now I think I want to give this one more try.