Unit 3 Assignment: Learning Autobiography Wojtowicz, Stephanie M. Kaplan University El206 Learning Auto Biography For the early part of my adult life I was a stay at home parent who occasionally provided childcare for friends and family. When my youngest child went to kindergarten, I obtained a part time job at Target, working at the customer service desk. I was responsible for merchandise sales and returns, answering phones and addressing customers’ questions, complaints, cash register operation and money handling. The school year came to an end and I resigned from Target to spend the summer with my children. When the children returned to school I joined the PTA and I was head of school fundraisers and award programs.
The mother left the father when she was four months pregnant, but returned just two months later. Cally carried Autumn full term and she was born by C-section. Autumn started attending an Early Childhood Center in March. Since they moved to Kansas two years ago, there were times Autumn would go five months without any contact from her dad, or he would promise to pick her up and never show up. The Ryan family is very active in her life and always has been.
I started to realize and remember these things as I grew older. I can vaguely remember as a four or five year old, I would see my mother only in the morning before she left for work and I left for school, the moment I returned home I saw my father for the rest of the day until dawn, when my mother would arrive home. But sometimes that wasn’t the case, I would live with my father for a week then would be sent to my grandparents house because my father needed to stay away from my mother and my mother was too busy to take care of me. I saw my father most of the time, and according to Sigmund Freud, I should have been closer to my father. However, as a child I don’t remember being close to either parent, I instead, was close to my books.
1. How has your interest in social work developed? How have significant life experiences, relationships and work experiences influenced the development of your interest in social work? I have always been drawn to help others; I always nurtured a great curiosity and interest in wanting to understand causes and mechanisms of social phenomena and the human mind. I felt that way since I was a child.
WWI was right around the corner and I knew I had to enroll or else I would get drafted. I had even more struggles throughout my life that I can’t explain in two sentences. Throughout this book you will learn about my struggles with family, WWI,
We moved to a townhouse style complex, as that is all she could afford, and I would not stop complaining. All I would ask is when Dad was coming back and if we could be a family again. I didn’t truly know what my mom was dealing with at the time and just wanted to have my dad home. Several months go by and my dad can no longer afford our house, so after some promises to change my dad was with us again. Everything was relatively routine in the townhouse, and in the April of fourth grade we moved into a house closer to my school.
On my first day of kindergarten my mom took me to school. She walked me to class and stayed with me for a few minutes then she had to leave to go to work. I was okay for a little while then I started crying. I did not have my mom around and I did not have my grandmother around. My teacher let me call my mom and my mom told me “I was a big boy, I have to go to school and that everything would be ok, stop crying and that she loved me”.
Keep Perspective This one is the hardest thing to do, but so important. My husband and I are parents to three pre-schoolers. Much of our time is spent juggling careers and parenting and trying to keep our house from looking like a bunch of hooligans tore it apart. We make decisions every day that prioritize certain things over others, because we simply cannot do it all. And that’s okay.We’ve chosen to follow through with the things we’re most passionate about, in the space and time we do have, in this hectic season of
That concept was so hard for me to grasp as a kid and till this day I am still short of grasping the idea of my dad being gone for so long. Throughout the five times my dad has been deployed, his last deployment was probably the worst one for me to experience. It was two years ago, he left during the summer right before my junior year. The day had come for my mom and me to take my dad to the airport. Piles of desert camouflage luggage crowded around us as we waited for my dad to check in for his flight.
If I ever need someone to rely on, it will always be my family. Out of all the flash drafts I wrote I chose this one, and that is an obvious giveaway on where my success is based. It will always be my family pushing me through life and it will always be my family who helped create my success in the first
Throughout my life, I have perception of the world has changed with the aquiration of new knowledge. Throughout my life I have began to gain consciousness of issues that people of color, people like me, Latina, immigrant-descent, low-income face in everyday life. I always knew since a young age that I wanted to help people, my people. I knew I had to become someone to have the ability to be herd and listened too regardless of the color of my skin, someone worth remembering, someone who created change, someone who my parents could be proud of, but most importantly someone who I can be proud of. When I came to UCLA, a young naïve Latina, who left her bubble community back in Huntington Park, CA, I became aware of how other students were way
Everything happened so fast. I had only worked for SFC Joe Smith for a little over three months. The first incident had occurred when I was updating the computers prior to the opening of the facility to students. SFC Joe Smith had given me a warning that he only wanted me to update the computers at the end of the duty day. The problem with that was I did not know how long it would take to update the computers and I had to pick up my daughter before the daycare closed at 5:30 P.M.