But my decision is final, so I shifted to nursing even though I’m incoming 3rd year in my Computer Science course and shifting to nursing means I will be 1st year again. I understand the reason why my father is not agreeing on my decision at that time. He feels that I wasted 2 years of my college at the same time he can’t afford nursing in case my aunt change her mind. My family is poor but my father believe that education is the only treasure he can give that no one else can take. Despite of everything, I enrolled in nursing for first semester.
She is now recovered and is serving in the military, but she has scars from her past that will last a lifetime. I am eighteen and a senior in high school, and I was forced to grow up before my time. During thirteen years of my life we spent very poor or in an unstable household with my mother’s boyfriend, I kept good grades, never got in trouble with the law or at school, and never did drugs, I had baby-sitting jobs and when I turned sixteen, I got a job and held that job for two years. In my life I want more. To succeed I must give up who I am now to be who I want to be.
I grew up in an environment where academics were not a priority on my list. My mom insisted that as long as I tried my best, nothing else mattered. Throughout middle school and the beginning of my high school years, I was convinced that my best was average. I was a C-student who spent most of his time in suspension, and I didn’t pay attention when I did go to class. However, my sophomore year led me to take a different perspective.
After I was out of school for around a month after my ACL surgery it was hard to catch up but It was not impossible. I didn 't try enough because I already thought my grade was too far gone and that rolled over into the next semester. After the school year I was very disappointed in myself. I never have failed a class in my life but here I was applying for summer school. So I redirected my disappointment and decided to excel at summer school.
My parents had always regarded career as doctors to be of higher social and economic status, and they have passed on these "values" to me also since I was a child. Buy my life did not turn out as what they had expected, as I became a single mother of three children when I was just 24. I decided to complete my college and adopted the mindset of an over achiever and decided to become a major in biology to complete my bachelor’s degree which could be accepted in a prestigious medical school. Managing the school along with my growing family had become very difficult. Eventually, I had to drop out after a period of 3 years.
My second semester of school I decided that because I already knew where I was going to college I didn’t have to try as hard in school and work as hard for my grades as I had before. I began slacking off inside as well as outside of the classroom. I stopped doing homework to my best ability’s, stopped studying for tests, and worst of all I was lying to my mother. For almost four months I treated my mother poorly. I constantly lied to her face about how my grades were.
In the beginning of the story she seems very purposeful. Her goal is to keep her promise about getting a good education she made to her mother before she died. Maria and Frankie, the most handsome guy in school have feelings for each other: ‘ “ I never had the chance, “ her mother said, “because an education was only for boys. A girl was supposed to get married, raise kids, take care of her family, but you are smart Maria. You must study and become educated” Two years ago, at her mother’s deathbed, Maria promised she would not give up her dream of getting a good education" ‘(P 1.
Aibeleen had a son who was also an aspiring writer like Skeeter, but, unfortunately, passed away in a work related accident, and Aibeleen had to take months off to recover from his death. Minny talks about her mother teaching her about being a part of the help when she was 14. She talks about how her mother told her not to talk back to the people she works for and other things to keep in mind when working for the white families. Constantine held her daughter up for adoption when she was little because she looked white because she would be in danger if people found out her mother is
Some years passed happily, but at one point of time, when the son had come to know about their relationship, he ran out of home. When the mother came to know this, she insisted her husband that he must bring back her son to home. She says “I forbid you to come near me or to see me again unless you find him. Go away!” (SSG 30). She had a strong hope that her son will return one day.
It was the day that I’ve been waiting for over 3 years. A day that would finally let me be normal like everyone else and have the choices as other people without being ridiculed by the teachers that saw me as unqualified to be taught in a standard way. Thanks to my mom thinking that it would be a marvelous idea to have me be placed in special education due to my lack of effort taking reading comprehension test. I was placed in special education at the end of 5th grade, and sought to see the end of it. That day would eventually come on early April of 2015, where I was called upon to the office during class in 8th grade.