The transitional phase that follows, terminates the existing structure and creates the possibility for a new one. The primary tasks of every transitional period is to reappraise the existing structure, to explore possibilities for change in the self and the world, and to move toward commitment to the crucial choices that form the basis for a new life structure in the ensuing period. Levinson divides adulthood development into stages or phases. The first stage in Levinson’s theory is called the early adult transition (ages 17-22). The problem at this stage is to develop a sense of independence by separating from one’s family and trying out new things and the other different lifestyles.
Uncommonly, I get to see my family every day since I live with my parents. My family isn’t distanced, and typically doesn’t go longer than a day without seeing each other. How often a family gets to see each other links to other factors that evidently prove how different our families are. Thirdly, Ivy’s family bond isn’t extremely close, she is closest to her brother, but is more reserved when it comes to her parents. Being distanced from her family retains the ability of her being able to strengthen their relationship, therefore causing the current relationship to be weak.
She always went the extra mile for her friends and coworkers but not expect much or any thing in return for all the hard work that she does. My Michigan hero did not use weapons in a war to become my hero all she had to do was smile and say a friendly hello.
However, as I grew older, I realized this was not the case, as when I always followed others, my own ideas were unable to be voiced. In highschool, I was determined to change this and actively sought leadership positions which gave me a new edge and perspective on many things like taking initiative and personal confidence. Through AALI, I seek to further develop these attributes and also to learn new aspects of leadership branching from the experience I gained in high school. Through the 6 weeks, I hope to develop a close community with my peers also interested in leadership and Asian American issues and graduate with a new sense of my Asian American identity.
I loved it, church was my place with an extended family where I could go and be comfortable with everything in life and I didn’t have a worry in the world. I made new friends and brought some of my friends and led them to the lord. After a few months I was on top of the world it felt like, my life had changed so much. Even though I was never really a bad kid and never went with what stereotypes were saying about students in junior high to high school, yet I
Ben’s Mother never gives up on Ben’s education because she knows and learned from her own mistakes. She doesn 't want Ben to follow her footsteps, so Ben’s Mother makes it her life goal to make Ben treasure his education. She makes him treasure the education because she only has a third grade education and it came and bit her in the butt. Ben’s mother makes Ben education better by making him read 2 books each week and write a book report about it, But the thing is Ben’s mother doesn 't even know how to read. The result from Ben and his mother hard work payed off, when Ben got into a great college and later on became a famous world wide surgeon.
Livvy has the benefit of a good education and until recently had been in graduate school studying archeology. The posssesser of a broad formal educiation, she knows nothing of cooking or farming and is not particularly devoted to her religious beliefs Though out reavling she has felt part and lonely since the death of her mother. Ray is a man of few words. A hard worker he is kind, honest and patient. Family life and faith in God have been the central features of Rays life.
Growing up in a moderately lower income household I did not get to do a lot of the things I wanted to; such as going to dance class. I continued school to have a better life for myself and my daughter in which she could enjoy the things I could not. I like to think of myself as a very determined person, as a young adult I was very independent and responsible, in which I had gotten a job at the bank while I was still in high school and took care of payments. When I start something I always finish and I do not let anything or anyone get in the way of my goals. My goal is to graduate and become an RN and gain experience completing different tasks in nursing, whether it is to work in a nursing home or hospital.
I had an awakening much like Edna’s where I was working to find myself. Even in Catholic school I always wanted to feel freer and challenge the predetermined behavior I had to follow. I often felt confused because I knew I had to be a certain way but I knew I was losing a part of myself by doing so. I did not want to lose a sense of creativity and personality by conforming to the ways of Catholic school. I knew in my last year of attending the school that I would no longer have to lose a part of myself and I would be free.
As a child, my mother always worked forty hours making minimum wage while my father had two jobs and worked even more. Although I never spent much time with my father and my mother was always taking care of her children, I knew they loved us very much and wanted the best for us. My mother and father often lectured me to be grateful of my education and to take advantage of that opportunity to excel in my education and become a doctor to help those who are ill. This way I would not have to work myself to death like they did every week and I could support my own family. Every night my mother had us all pray before we went to sleep, thanking God that we at least had a home, food and shelter.