One of the hardest days of my life was when I first moved to America. I studied in Canada for one year, but it was totally a different situation that there were teachers who specifically teaches ESL classes, and a host family who was really close friend to my mom. There were people cared about me when i was in Vancouver. But when I moved to America, there was no one that I knew. I had to start everything fresh all by myself.
Canada’s government help us with a small amount of money that helped us to live. From the moment that our deposit finished, I started to look for a job to earn money needs and help my parents. Finally, I could find a part time job in PizzaPizza. Because I was a full time grade 12 student, I could just work during weekends. The only times that were available in the time table that was not in conflict with my study time, was Fridays 5:00 PM to 3:00
Jeff Voss has been teaching health since he arrived to West Delaware. He taught science at Monticello for a year before he moved. It’s not easy being a teacher; for example, “you have to get a teachers degree to be able to teach any subject” (Voss). Also, it’s not only difficult being a teacher it’s hard being a parent as well. Jeff Voss has four children.
Deborah age five was taken by spinster, and she was sent to work in the home of and elderly of Reverend Thatcher. At the age of eight she became and servant for Jeremiah Thomas. For ten years she helped with the farming and household work, she grew five feet eight inches tall, hard labor help her develop her physical strength. She is too busy to go to school, which during that time it was important that girl went to school and she couldn’t learn how to trade either because that was for guys. At age when her time was over to be an indentured servant Deorah made a living teaching.
I had to walk four miles to get to school. I missed many days to work in the cotton fields, but that was the only way for me to find my love for reading and math. My father? Well, he left us when I was eight or nine (I forget), so that he could go find better opportunities. It was tough on my mother
Her schooling first started with an AA degree at a community college and then went to a 4 year with another four years in vet school. She furthers her education every year through classes and training sessions. These hours are required by the state of Minnesota. She does like her job, but if you want to have money and a flexible schedule that you can make it would
Stories presented about Alex Caicedo, who went from working all sorts of odd jobs to being an assistant manager at a pizzeria, Cheyvonné Grayson, who worked hard everyday for years to finally open his very first bank account, and many others inspire current people with a low income to rise out of poverty. Christine Magee, a mother of four who went bankrupt and is now working a steady job at a veterans hospital, set three goals for herself: buy a house, raise her credit score, and get a job that would help prepare her for retirement. Her counselor commented that Magee was “really motivated….Not everyone is”. This comment from her counselor helps current underprivileged people to realize that they must be motivated and hard-working to climb out of poverty. Cohen’s examples of success stories of people who rose out of poverty inspire current poor people to use these stories as an example to help them get out of poverty as
Before long, I started working full-time in order to help my mother pay rent and utility bills. I recall carpooling to work with a friend and riding in the passenger seat studying every chance I got. I also remember finishing work at five in the morning, then starting class at 9:00AM. My time management was key since work took a vast amount of my study time. Taking on my stepfather’s responsibilities makes me proud and has taught me to take resolute action in these difficult times.
I used to think my main accomplishment in life was graduating high school, mainly because I was the first person in my family to do so. However, since graduation, I have realized there are many more important things I intend to accomplish in life. In the last two or three years, I have changed my mind many times about goals I have set for the future. At twenty-one years of age, I have maintained being a full time student who commutes approximately an hour to school and back each way, working anywhere from 16-28 hours per week; which I have maintained the same job for nearly four years with praise from many of my superiors, in addition to maintaining the relationships of family and friends who support me. I believe the passion I have from school came from my current job, which is why I changed my major from liberal arts to business.
It has taken me longer than the average person to make the decision to pursue a bachelor’s degree. In North America, most people graduate university in their early twenties. My path has been quite different from the norm; I am in my mid-thirties, married, a mom of a toddler, I have a full time office job and I am currently taking four 3 credit hour courses in pursuit of a bachelor’s degree. I often look back and wonder why it has taken me so long to complete a bachelor’s degree. It is not because I am a lazy person or because I do not know or understand the value of higher education; I have been working since I was eighteen years old and have achieved quite a lot in other areas of my life.
Multiple errors and obstacles delayed our processing for five years. My sisters and I were not able to focus on school because we had to travel to the capital constantly and it was far away from home. The cost of transportation, visa processing, and the stay at the capital was unexpected. My dad had to work two jobs to pay
Throughout last two years of High School in Canada, I was the leader of my school 's’ Service club. What It basically entailed was visiting different variety of old people 's homes, one of which specialised patient care for people with Dementia and Alzheimer 's. We also organised food drives and clothing drives. Once a week along with our school’s kitchen staff we cooked food for the homeless near our little town as my school was located in a small town/village. During my first and second year in college I concentrated mostly on children and food drives as well.
Two of my four grandparents, both of my grandpas, passed away before I was born. My mom’s mom passed a few weeks before Katrina and my dad’s mom passed away this past about a year ago during winter break. My family issues, I believe, have shaped me to be able to deal with sorrow and regret. Even though my life isn’t always perfect, I still have many hobbies and interests. Some hobbies I have taken up recently are baking and crocheting.
My identity was formed by watching my parents over the years.Over ten years ago we immigrated to the united states, none of us spoke english. My parents had a me, a four year old and my sister who was a few months old so life was hard. The first few years we were in the United States my parents worked very hard to be independent from government assistance. Both of them worked full time jobs, while trying to go to community college. After years of struggling my parents have reached their goal, we are finally in a stable financial situation and their kids are going to school.