Since I was a little girl I would always hear my parent telling my older sibling how important it was to graduate high school and go to college. Now that I am grown, I understand why my parents would tell them and me to get a degree. My parents had poor education none of my parents finished high school, because in Mexico the highest free level of school was six grade and after that the parents had to paid more expensive tuition. Like it mentions in chapter 16 about how important is for parents to give advise, listen, and encourage their children. My parents remind me how they were not able to do or have what we have now when they were my
He almost died last spring and I realized how much he continues to influence people, especially me. He taught me to have dreams and set goals. “If people don’t laugh at your dreams, they aren’t big enough, son.” But he also emphasized planning! “No one plans to fail, but if you fail to plan you will fail.” Since I was about 13 I had a desire to become a teacher and coach, but didn’t develop a plan until high school. I remember some of my friends laughing at me when I said
The writer’s grandmother’s home and my grandmother’s home have many things in common. They both are places that bring people together. They both symbolise our childhood. The writer’s has many meaningful moments in his grandmother’s home, which is similar to my grandmother’s home. However, the writer’s grandmother’s home is small, my grandmother’s home is big.
At a young age, my mom and dad worked to help support their families and to pay or college. Because they came from humble beginnings, my parents taught me and brother to respect but not worship money, to be generous to those who are not as fortunate, and to work hard and earnestly for the things that we want. My high school education has positively affected my career and life choices. During these four years, I have had, in my opinion, some of the best teachers in the entire Lamar Consolidated district. My teachers have pushed me to achieve my dreams with high expectations and interesting and useful lessons and without their presence in my life, I would not have achieved all that I have now.
Time is very crucial to a young adult’s life, and is spent on various subjects from school to family. Students in high school and college barely have time to spend freely and struggle to complete work on a constant daily basis. If a mandatory assigned public service were assigned to the person at a certain time, this would most likely conflict with their schedule. In the Pendulum article I read, the writer has his take on mandatory public service: “However, I don’t feel mandatory service is necessary. As soon as I graduate college, I want to get out in the world and start working” (Pendulum, 2005, para.
Thanksgiving isn’t just a rudimentary holiday to my family and me. It means much more to us. Every Thanksgiving something new and exciting takes place, creating more memories for us to cherish. Thanksgiving is full of traditions that have carried on for many years. My family is very blessed with everything we possess, during Thanksgiving is time for us to recognize those things and thank God for allowing us to have them.
Since Enrique's mother Lourdes wants the best for her family she goes to America in hopes to give her children a better life. Throughout Enrique’s Journey you can see the importance of family because first off you see Lourdes making hard choices for her family, then the effects of her departure on Enrique and they’re not all good, further more you see how people can use the love for their family members for good. Everyday we face choices some
All through out band it was the only thing I could think about. I was so excited to go home and tell my parents the good news! One of the most scariest moments I had to do was change from going to the elementary school to going to the intermediate school. I didn’t know what to expect. I couldn’t stop thinking about what happens if I would have gotten lost
I was constantly depressed, and crying myself to sleep knowing that I didn’t say goodbye to her, that she wouldn’t be there for my quinceanera. My grandmother was the person that influenced my parents into coming to America, and finding a future for me, a better education, and opportunities, things I would never achieve in Cuba. My mom would always tell me to study hard, and keep moving forward because my grandmother would always ask about me and how i’m doing in school, as well as to keep pursuing my dreams. At school I was able to focus on my work with the help of my friends. They were there by my side, and many of them understood my pain because they have once lost a grandparent in their life before, they would tell me that the pain would pass by soon, and that life keeps going.
Sometimes it's the simplest of places that connect with one’s soul like no other, or shape them to be the person they are. Although, I have come in touch with several valuable locations that have made me to be the person I am today, my main querencia is my grandparents’ house. About five years ago, going to my grandparents’ house was something I did multiple times a week. I was consistently eager about going there so my mind could easily escape from the real world. It was a place where I could