6. A high school diploma is important to my future because it will help me get into college. Also, a high school diploma can help me get a job. A high school diploma is important to me because I can one day show my kids that it’s possible to make it through school no matter how hard it might get. Having a high school diploma will help my future because I’ll remember that I made when I thought I wouldn’t.
Although there are many possibilities our future can take a drastic turn, we have to come up with a handy plan that will help be resilient. By the time I graduate high school, I am determined to grow into an independent, mature adult, be satisfied with my decisions, and most importantly, pursue a career that I enjoy. I know that not everyone with whom I am friends right now will be by my side by
Going back to college demonstrates several things. First, it impresses upon my children the importance of a college education and how the possibilities multiple by earning a degree. We always tell our kids anything worth having is worth the hard work and sacrifice. My family has already experienced the sacrifice because we spend less time together, I’m less accessible, and doing things without me is more frequent. Secondly, it makes them realize making such important decisions should be done carefully and thoughtfully taking the family into consideration.
Having been raised in a Latino community, I have noticed that some of the peers seem to believe that living in a comfort zone for their entire lives is acceptable. My fear of being trapped in this comfort zone is what sparked my interest when my college counselor sent my class an email about studying abroad to learn Arabic in Amman, Jordan, a process that took over six months. For seven weeks following the end of my junior year, my views of the world greatly expanded, and I explored a beautiful culture and language unlike anything I had known before. Three weeks into the program, my host family and I took a trip to al-Balad, Amman’s downtown marketplace, the day before Islam’s celebration of Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of holy month, Ramadan. After the call to prayer, a sea of people flooded the streets in preparation for biggest celebrations of the year; overwhelmed by the sheer , I lost my host family as they rushed to get a new wardrobe for Eid.
I was born in China and came to the United States when I was young. Our family was fortunate to have the opportunity to come to America due to my uncle. He sponsored us to come here so we can all have a better life. I don’t remember much of China and only have memories of my childhood in Sacramento. Sometimes I wonder how my life would be like if I never came to the United States but overall I am very blessed to be here.
A big obstacle in my life was when my parents divorced. I wasn’t like my other sisters who wanted to live with just one parent, I wanted to live with both. I overcame this by just spending one week at a time with one parent and then it worked out. I thought everything was okay until my Mom decided she was going to move to a different town. I did not want to have to choose where to go by just picking one parent over the other so the best thing that I thought that I could do was list all the pros and cons of living with each parent and there was more pros to living with my Dad just because I was already settled in that town so I thought it would be better.
I think this has shaped me to not want to be like them and do well in school so I can go to college and get a job to provide for myself and maybe even a family one day. I think this is a major thing in our culture. We are pushed to do well in school to do well in college and then eventually get a job. I feel like I have been shaped to want to do exactly this which makes me work harder and get good grades. It also gives me some anxiety though.
I strive to be better or on the top in anything I do. It may be other applicants that are just as smart and skilled as me, but I promise there isn’t anyone who wants it more than I do who will take the money and use it just for more than college. Not only would it help me in my career, but it will show me that someone had enough favor in me to give me this great opportunity. After I graduate from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG), I plan on coming back to the small town of Plymouth, NC and give back to my community. I see so much potential in my hometown that can be made, but we just lack the resources.
Not only that, but with my younger siblings that also plan to go to college, I do not want my school debt to be in the way of their success. I want them to have a chance to succeed as
However, after I fathered my first born I knew I had to do something different for him. I wanted him to have a better chance at life than I did. The choices I make should never affect my young in a negative way. And being a part of a family who are well accomplished I knew I had to stop making excuses and join the happy club of successful people. That is when I began to search for schools that I could be myself in and enjoy furthering my education.