It began when my mother was undergoing treatment for Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. I met a wonderful home health care nurse taking care of my mother. It was then, I realized, I wanted to pursue a career in nursing. After all, I had already spent a great deal of my life taking care of my kids and family. I will be the first one in my family to complete a college degree, neither my parents or my brothers have a college degree.
I am requesting this scholarship to help pursue my dream to become a registered nurse to be able to help and lead others. I want to be able to help people get well. Also to give premature babies a voice to be heard, and to be healthy to survive. I have always wanted to be a nurse ever since my twin and I were born at twenty-nine weeks in critical condition. We beat the odds and became two healthy baby girls.
The second educational goal is to become a Pediatric Nurse. The reason why I choice that major is because I love working with kids. My first option when I was a child
Later on, Walden returned to Texas with her twin boys. Now, Dr. Walden is learning to balance her busy life. She is dedicated to providing the best care possible to her patients and making sure that her twin sons receive the best upbringing possible. Dr. Walden believes that the decision to move back to Texas was the best choice for her and her sons. People in Texas seem to agree.
While I was growing up, I was very aware of my family’s financial status. Both of my parents went to Cosmetology school after they graduated from high school, and shortly after they were married, they had twins. Needless to say, money was tight. Now don’t get me wrong; I had a wonderful childhood. In fact, our financial struggles were one of the primary motivators for my sister and I to attend Louisiana State University and become first-generation college graduates.
I strive to be a successful nurse and open my own practice. I will work hard on giving back and educating the minority people on avoiding teen pregnancy. Although I didn’t start teen pregnancy, I made sure it stopped with me. Babies are beautiful and a sure blessing, but their happier when they are raised by a well-educated, successful and married mother and father. I took the vow to stop teen pregnancy.
My grandmother was the nurse that inspired me to pursue the profession. I am so thankful that she is still here to witness me getting closer to that goal. I’ve always wanted to fulfill her foot steeps and make her proud. I am the first one in my family to attend college, and I am very proud of myself for this accomplishment, but it has been a very tough road getting to this place. As most of my family is working class that did not attend college I was expected to get a job right after high school.
Returning to school is one of the most life changing things I have ever done for myself. After high school, I had no idea what I wanted to do with my life. Therefore, for a year and a half I stumbled through life trying to figure out what to do. How was I supposed to get a job if I did not have any experience? Luckily, I managed to land a job as a camp counselor, but something was still missing.
It was a very discouraging year for me. I realized that I couldn’t do many of the things my peers were doing just because I lacked a nine numbers. It wasn’t until my Junior year that DACA helped me obtained all the things that I wanted. When people ask me “which year has been your hardest academic
My number one greatest accomplishment was raising my four daughters on my own. (Opinion) Each of my daughters have graduated high school and have full-time employment. (Fact) Raising children as a single parent is a difficult task (belief) however, I kept each daughter focused on school and social activities enough so that they didn’t get into any legal trouble or become a teenage mother.
The book, “Outliers” Malcolm Gladwell discusses the effect of relationships in the introduction. What would be the key component in sustaining a healthy life? The “Roseto Mystery” solves the question of why the people of Roseto were reported of rarely having heart disease under the age of 65. Their diet had no correlation to the healthy life they lived, but was caused by the effects of the close community relationships. Connecting to relationships, personally in my life I have been affected by positive relationships.
Summary The speaker of the TedTalk How to raise successful kids – without over-parenting, Julie Lythcott-Haims is the author of How to Raise an Adult: Break Free of the Overparenting Trap and Prepare Your Kid for Success (Lythcott-Haims). Besides writing a New York Times best selling novel Julie Lythcott-Haims was the former associate vice provost for undergraduate education and the dean of freshmen and undergraduate advising at Stanford University (Chesley, 2012). In the TedTalk, Julie Lythcott-Haims discusses over-parenting and the pressure parents put on their children to succeed.
The importance of a superb education has been instilled into me from a very young age. Both of my parents immigrated to the United States in order to reach the American Dream. My family always reminds me that education and opportunities are available to those who work for it. Also, it does not matter where you come from to become successful in life. Although, you should never forget where you come from.
I came to America with my mother, brother and sister to achieve the American dream. When I first came here I did not fully understand the extent of challenges and obstacles that my family and I had to face to make our dreams reality. My family has been struggling financially since the first year I came to America, which became my motivation to pursue a higher education. On my last year of high school, financial crisis threatened my family so much that I was ready to drop out of high school to help my single mother cope with the burden of financing the whole family on her own. My brother had finished his high school before me, so he decided to take a year off before going to college to support my family.
Have you ever wondered what being successful looks like? Everyone in this world would want to be successful. Matter how old you are, where you’re from or what you do for a living, we all share something in common a desire to be successful. Each person’s definition of success is different, however, as some may define success as being a loving and faithful spouse or a caring and responsible parent, while most people would think success is wealth, fame, and power. We all want to achieve success so we could live a comfortable life have financial freedom, drive a nice car, and live in a beautiful house.