Seeing them sacrifice everything for me since the day I was born, I want to reassure her that I will not live a difficult life in poverty and the only way to get out of poverty is through a college education.
One year living in America required lots of effort from my family. My parents cannot speak English, and they are almost sixty years old which make it even harder for them to find a job in California. But they are still trying and doing everything they can to support me. Fortunately, American is so generous to give me an opportunity to have a great education even when I cannot afford it. Every day, I tell myself to try harder to have good grade in class to pay back for my parents’ effort, to say “Thank you” for America, and to take a valuable opportunity that I have in education.
I love my sister and my nephew, but I want what is best for me and for any children that I might have in the future: stability, freedom and choice. I believe the best way to achieve this is to go to college. I will forever be grateful for the encouragement my family gives me. My grandma, my aunt, my mom and my sister are all wonderful mothers, but they know how important it is for me to break the cycle of teenage pregnancy and go to college. As I complete my college applications I feel as if all my hard work in school is finally paying off and my childhood dream of going to college is becoming a reality.
The health care in America was able to provide me with a prosthetic limb to have as normal of a life as I could, given my condition. Also the opportunity for an American education has given me the chance to attend a college. Each of these opportunities had been granted to me when I never thought I would have a chance. My father, who never had the opportunity to attend college, always expressed to me, “Faizal, an education is the most essential gift your mother and I can provide you.
Personal Narrative Seed Folks The thought of being 16 and pregnancy has always weight down on me growing up. I was scare of my family history trying my best not to repeat the life of my mother. In 2001 I was so happy I made it. I accomplish what no one in my family was able to accomplish.
When I originally came to Eckerd College, I was super excited and nervous about leaving home and coming to new area. Also, I was super nervous about not knowing my major. I was in between a couple of majors and couldn’t decide because everything interested me. I also was super nervous about not being able to make a 4 year plan once I did pick a major. But once I got here my peer mentors guided me and helped calm me down when I picked my first classes.
My goals after college are to open my own therapeutic clinic and to become a physical therapist. I will accomplish this goal by diligently working in my classes and saving little by little to open up my clinic. Auburn university will help me accomplish this goal because I would receive the proper material with your rigorous curriculum. and with your state of the art facilities I would be successful in my
I’m going to college to become a doctor because I have dreamed of knowing what it feels like to save a person’s life. I remember being a kid and having my dad point out the things I’ll be able to buy when I become a doctor and telling me that I will have to
I mainly became a college student because my father had the resources for me to be able to apply with some scholarships. Without that, I'm not sure I would be here, because my family is very against student loans. My mom really pushed me to go to college as well, but I too have the interest in getting my first degree. My mother, father, and two older sisters have all had some college education. I'm not sure if this influenced me in anyway, besides one of my older sisters having trouble finishing her online courses.
Deciding to go back to school for my master’s degree was not an particularly easy choice. I had just started a new job and found myself surrounded by smart, highly educated peers. It took me ten years to complete my undergraduate coursework, and while I was the first person in my family to obtain a bachelor’s degree, surrounded by coworkers that had master’s degrees caused me to feel very inadequate. I told myself that I was promoted to this position based on my merit and I did not need a master’s degree to validate myself. Yet, I was also faced with the fact that I would need to be competitive with my peers should further advancement become available.
If I were the person that I used to be back in high school, or even directly after high school, I would fail these classes with straight “F”s. The reason is not because I was not smart enough, but because I was not willing to put in the effort, concentration, and dedication needed to get a good grade. This is hard work! Good thing I decided to grow up a bit in the past 14 years so I take it seriously.