As we still have yet to fathom what my brother and I will become, I learn to understand the extraordinary sacrifices you and Dad have made to make sure that both me and my brother will succeed in a new world. Over the summer as I read the Glass Castle ,I realized how important determination truly was. Although you have faced hardships such as the death of both your parents, Jeanette, the author of the memoir, had a father who disappeared and a mother who lacked decency to feed her kids. Even though your parents were efficacious unlike Jeanette’s, you two were both determined to take control of your future. With a strong sense of determination to get out of dilapidated West Virginia like you had to from Greece, Jeanette states that, “I was
This act was particularly hard for me, as by now my behaviour had been fluctuating for a good amount of years and I got it in my head that this behaviour was normal, after I was kicked back into line after multiple suspensions, and a meeting with my parents, I strived for the best in my behaviour and education. In this act I showed resilience, as I kicked out a bad habit that had been causing me trouble for far too long. Sometimes you have to look at yourself and your faults, and decided how you can be a better person, this is incredibly difficult for most, and shows vast amounts of
Going through probation has been an extremely crazy experience. While being on probation it was a big opportunity to turn my life around. Through that journey it showed me that my friends are not really my friends, I did things I never thought I’d do in life, and ended up back into the system; it also made me the person I am today. That one life experience has made a big rotation in my life that I am very proud of and I wouldn’t change anything about it, not one bit.
I over thought every aspect of every detail of every piece that I had intentions of doing to a point of insanity. The stress was too much and I was driven to multiple mental and emotional break downs. There were many but I only remember two. The first was during the Thanksgiving break junior year. I had decided before the break that I would dedicate the entirety of my time off to working on the art that I was extensively behind on.
I finally decided on pursuing a career in the engineering field and all my mother had to state was “You’re not a man.” Besides the blatant misogyny, the overall disapproval I had become so familiar with, was clear yet again. For quite some time throughout middle and high school, I had a lot of animosity built up towards my family. Compared to others around me, I felt as if I had a disadvantage because my peers were being uplifted by their supportive family while I was essentially teared down. Still, I trudged on throughout high school and began realizing the only force I needed to reach my life and academic goals was myself.
Comparably like Homer my parents haven’t been the most supportive of my career choice in medicine, for instance ever since my years of adolescence my parents had consistently apprised I was soft hearted, and that I wouldn’t be competent to face the emotional or physical pain of others, let alone help treat injuries. As my father has regularly opined “Gurpreet, you shouldn’t be something in medicine because you won’t be able to handle the blood.” This quote has always traveled with me for every assignment I have handed in, and every exam I have taken. It astonishes me how much the support of parents is imperative in being gratified with what you want your career to be. For an example, last year my brother had been in a car mishap where he was hospitalized for a month, when we used to visit him my parents wouldn't allow me to see him.
She wanted to express to her precious son to take on any opportunity that the universe threw at him for he is not the only one with admirable qualities. She urged him to carry on head strong no matter the circumstances and by providing all this support and love she sent him off with confidence and motivation to bring his mother “justice, fortitude, and every good virtue which can adorn a good citizen” (Adams). to continue making her
But the family was soon dealt another sad blow. After working tirelessly to make ends meet, his mother became ill and died in 1768 at the age of 38.” In other words, Hamilton had to work tirelessly from an early age, with no mother or father to provide for him. With this, Hamilton inspires and amazes many by going from poverty, to prosperity. Similarly, this inspiration is evidence of Hamilton’s great leadership because this ability to live such a rewarding life is the ideal and the goal of many Americans today.
Throughout life I have experienced many ups and downs on the quest of finding true joy in the world. Gambling acceptance and overall happiness in an attempt to keep my morals and personality fully intact. From a young age, an acute sense of right and wrong enveloped within my conscience, leading to a far greater understanding (of right versus wrong) than most. As time has gone on and the majority my peers developed immoral habits, schoollife ripened into a state of near constant distress. A refusal to conform to the “norm” led to constant bullying and unrelentless mistreatment from many of my classmates from the beginning of middle school--plaguing my heart and mind.
I deserve this scholarship because I have recently been going through a very difficult time. It has been difficult for me to even be on campus and attend my classes as I struggle through this terrible time. However, as difficult as it is, it has showed me how strong I truly am to be able to maintain my grades and scholarship, getting caught up with all of my work, even as I find it hard to breathe some days. Having the opportunity to dive into a new culture for a month would be an incredible opportunity for me right now. I think my situation allows me to appreciate what a great opportunity this is.
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.
Next semester, I will be a Resident Assistant in Baxter Residence Hall, simply applying for this position was a big step for me. The amazing community that God has provided me here at PBA is purely the only reason I had the courage to apply, yet alone accept this