They've spent all their savings to send me here, I felt bad about it. Sometimes, I didn't even have money to buy food, but Larisa was always there for me. Suddenly, one day, Bella passed away. We had no where to go. To our bad luck, the store, we have worked at, had run out of
Have you met him yet? I know you are an emotional boy who cannot hide his feelings well. Please stay strong, think of me when you are hopeless. My life has altered immensely following your departure. I have recently dropped out of school in order to find work.
An Air Force chaplain handed him a “Dear John” letter. His wife Loretta told him that their relationship was over. “I have changed drastically–forced into a situation where I finally had to grow up,” the letter read in part. “Bob, I feel sure that in your heart you know we can’t make it together–and it doesn’t make sense to be unhappy when you can do something about it. Life is too short.” When he returned home, the couple tried to continue their marriage and work things out.
“I feel that by the time I went to college I was already functioning as an adult.” He responded. By that time he was already married and had a child. Although he seemed pretty confident about what he had told me I asked him how his past effected his future and whether it was good or bad. He said that the discontinuation of college brought hardships on his family because he couldn’t get a steady job. He wasn’t able to become a history teacher because he didn’t finish his degree.
I didn’t want to accept that he was gone. For weeks I thought I would come home to see my dad waiting for us to embrace him. I quickly became uninterested in school. I did not want anyone at school to know what happened to me. I spent my time imagining how quickly my life chanced.
I am so glad that I have chosen to attend KCC because my dreams began here! My advice to incoming students, take college serious! Do what is expected of you on time! Don’t delay studying! Always set goals and backups for your future!
Trying to balance being a father, work to support my family, and school to escape the spiral of poverty in my community was difficult to do. As a result, I had to manage my time better without any leakage of time being wasted. I strongly believe that becoming a parent has taught my time management skills, awareness of what is around me, and how to focus and manage my priorities. With that being said, I continue to succeed academically, currently carrying a 4.0 GPA while also having more responsibilities outside of school than others. However, not only did becoming a parent held me by acquiring new skills sets, but it gave me a sense of urgency, a sense I never felt
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
Although many people dream of families, I don’t dream of a family young. I want to make sure my career is on solid ground before settling down and trying to support others financially before I can even support myself. A family will forever be a goal of mine. A happy, loving husband and two kids. I know you can’t pick your kids in order but if I could I would chose to have a boy first and then a girl.
Eventually I got introduced into the real world my senior year, and my stress felt like it had doubled. I was constantly pressured into figuring out what college I wanted to earn my major in, along with family obligations, my job, and paying my bills. I desperately wanted to go back to having a carefree life of having zero obligations, unfortunately my circumstances didn't allow it. Now that I'm actually starting college, I now realize all of the problems that every other college student had to go through. Stress is now a part of my life, and I've come to terms with it as of now.