Personal Narrative: Three Things I Learned From The Brick Walls

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Three Things I Learned From the Brick Walls “The brick walls are there for a reason. The brick walls are not there to keep us out. The brick walls are there to give us a chance to show how badly we want something. Because the brick walls are there to stop the people who do not want it badly enough. They’re there to stop the other people.” This quote from The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch that is one of my favorite quotes because it encouraged me to be a stronger individual. Moving to another country always has a thousand brick walls trying to stop us move forward and the challenges can feel demoralizing. From these firsthand, I learned to be persistent, independent and to stop finding an excuse. My first brick wall was finding a job, and the brick wall taught me to be persistent. When I came to The United States, I stayed New York a while. I shared a townhouse with several people; I had a tiny room just can fit a single bed and a small desk. Of course, there will not have independent bathroom either, so I have to share the bathroom with at least three people. The situation was bad, but even a tiny room like this every month I still need pay 450 dollars, also I need spent money on foods every week. When I spent almost money that…show more content…
After I am able to drive, I decided to go back to school to get a degree. I surprised they let me take ESL test when I came to school. I heard from my husband there just have placement test, and I thought English could not improve in a short period, so I decided focus study math. Without surprised, even I felt the ESL test not hard, but I still failed. I felt upset, blamed my husband, and complained school did not give me chance retest in a long time. Until I started the ESL classes, I finally realized I blamed other just to finding excuse for my fault. I do not have any reason blame anyone if I did not prepare, and if I do not wasted, time to complain just study I must should be
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