Further, Angela Duckworth’s theory of grit can also be applied to Murray’s life, she staying with her dreams and achieved her target in life. It can be concluded that practical intelligence, Murray had Ten Thousand Hour Rule, special opportunities and Duckworth’s grit theory executed in her life, which changed her life. These theories play a major role in her journey from a homeless to Harvard graduate. Opportunity always knocks the door when one is prepared. Sometimes life seems to be a raw deal.
Going to college as a first-generation student does worry me about fitting in and succeeding at college. Since I am the first to attend college I am carrying a lot of weight on my shoulders right now. Not only am I doing this for myself, but making my family proud plays a big major in my life because I will be the first person to start a new life for my generation. I am worried because I am scared of not being able to fit in with my classmates due to the different backgrounds or lifestyles. Being part of the minority group can also affect me since usually people view us differently.
Although I always dependent on myself in middle and high school on my academic, I still had my family with me in the same house or within my reach whenever I wanted to have someone close to me. Because of my decision to attend an university that is away from home, I can actually say what homesick actually feel like but also understand what it means to be responsible for oneself. As a student, there are times when stress kicks in hard but I know that I can only count myself to go through these inner challenges and motivate myself to success. Just like how Charlotte saw the potentials in women’s abilities, I believed that I can get through these next few years to received my undergraduate degree while gaining life knowledge and skills throughout the journey. Currently, I have one main job and that
Growing up, for most people, going to college is not an option- its an expectation. In our society, going to college has become a fundamental part of our education, becoming an adult, and for most people just simply part of our lives. However, as people grow up and experience reality, the realization hits that college may not be as simple as once thought. As much as attending college is expected from the majority of young people, dropping out of college is not. Even with the idealization of the college experience, some students are forced to cut their education short due to a plethora of issues.
There have been many people in my life who have impacted it both negatively and positively, but no one has had an impact in my life greater than my mom. This woman is just amazing in my eyes, right from the beginning because of the way she raised me, if I had children I would raise them the same way she raised me. The person she is, in general, has really had a great effect in my life, and also how she has always told me about the struggles shes had in her life from the ones I didn't see to the ones I have seen with my own eyes. I believe if I didn't know my mother as well as I do, she wouldn't have influenced me as much as she does. The way my mom raised me has made me the person I am today, so if I were to say she didn't impact my life I would be lying.
Now it is more difficult because everyone has grown up and moved on with own lives. Even though most of my family members live far away, we still have a strong connection. We keep this strong tradition threw family tradition. Most of our family traditions consist of all of us coming together on a special occasion. We take multiple family vacations each year.
High school has impacted my life in so many ways. High School taught me so many things, from personal relationships to creating a relationship with my education. As a freshman, I made a huge amount of mistakes and I regret doing foolish things, but I’ve realized, I was only maturing into the young adult I am today. Freshman year, I was out of focus and I was only trying to find myself. I would also prioritize other things and ignore my parent’s advice, where they would tell me to focus in school and give it my full attention.
I felt as if I needed to get a job so I could begin financially providing for them as well. While I had nearly perfected my time-management skills and became incredibly independent, I was often overwhelmed and felt guilty whenever I took time for myself. I nearly talked myself out of applying for college my senior year because I felt guilty about leaving my siblings behind and having them fill my role. However, a new social worker stepped into my life that encouraged me to pursue my personal goals and provided my siblings with mentors and resources that they can reach out to. Without such resources, I would have likely been stuck in the same position and unable to pursue a higher
I try to be as realistic as possible in most situations, I know college is not going to be easy especially with the major that chose me. But after my visits to Lindenwood I understand all the ways that help is accessible to me. And since my failure in Algebra 2 the year prior I’ve gained new ways to make it fool proof that I remember to do my work. With the help of calendars, alarms on my phone, and writing and recording notes as the professor speaks I feel that I am prepared to succeed at college. With these tools I fully plan on surpassing others in my pursuit of higher education.
Another goal I had throughout the semester was to go outside of my comfort zone a little, I really didn 't like to talk in front of the class. However, as a Peer Mentor I had to do that more than twice which really develop outside of my comfort zone. Sgo that growth in getting out of my comfort zone was amazing and helped me
This very concept applies to my life. I have over 18 aunts and uncles who provide constant encouragement every time we converse. Their motivation constantly changes as I progress to a more mature adult. Today, I am receiving constant encouragement and motivation because I will be graduating college soon. As a first generation college student, this motivates to become look beyond the horizon to seek new opportunities to make them proud.
This related to me at this time of life, because I am in the middle of figuring out what I want to do for my career. Reading this article helped me realize that even if I change my mind in the middle of college, I can still succeed at what I change my major to. The change will
I have changed my mind many times on a career path I wish to pursue I don’t find it easy for someone my age to know exactly what they want to do for the rest of their life. I knew for my entry year of college, I wanted to go to an affordable school and receive my basic requirements first. I have
As you can see I have learned many things through 4-H that I may have never learned if it weren’t for this amazing program. I would not be the person I am today without 4-H. 4-H is my life (I am a “4-H Nerd” as Mrs. Kindra says). 4-H is not just a club or program but a family, a family that will always be there for me. 4-H is a place where I am free to be myself. I love meeting new people who share the same interests and passions as I do.
Every single one of these girls mean the world to me and for Lindsay to go out of her way to make time for all of us to be together one time each week is truly amazing. She could be doing so many other things but she want’s to be with us! Lindsay to me has all of the characteristics of being a hero. This is just the beginning of why she is my hero. The first characteristic of being a hero is she is always there for my small group and I.