Life is not life without obstacles standing in our way; obstacles are what make us a better or a worse person. In a college student’s life obstacles are an everyday thing because we do not only have to worry about school, but about our homes and jobs. Maybe our mother is sick and there is no one else to take care of her, so we have to stay and help her. My barriers are not something I can fix overnight, but I am trying. My father died when I was two years old, so my mom had to take care of my younger sister and me by herself.
The impact my grandmothers death had on me was very harsh considering I was so young and that she was the first person to die that was very close to me. I was not prepared on what to expect but it is something that everyone in this world experiences. After she had passed I became more thankful for every morning that I woke up a healthy child with a loving family. I learned to cherish the moments I had with family and friends because you never know when that day will be your last. My great grandmothers passing was hard on be but it taught me the value of life and how I should enjoy each day.
I saw myself through his eyes and sensed how selfish I must seem [...] I was immediately sorry and determined to make it up to him” (Murray 202). Life continues for Lizzy but it doesn’t get any better. One healthy relationship Lizzy does have though is the one she has with Bobby. Bobby is one of her friends and he is always there for her. “Friends’ houses were our safe haven for when the journey began to feel less like an adventure and more like a marathon” (Murray 190).
I am highly skilled at taking responsibility, but I lack the patience, and I plan to practice that by using others frame of reference of time. I have learned to master responsibility given multiple tasks of being a student, mother, and a wife. I learned to master responsibility after I had my first child in my first year of college. It was very difficult to be a mother, wife, and an honors student. I started procrastinating because I felt exhausted most of the time and I would not do homework.
“Mom, I am so glad you didn’t have any other kids because I like getting everything I want,” I said to my mom when I was about 7 years old. In this moment, my mom and I both realized that there needed to be a change in how we considered my childhood outcome. My family taught me to be the best person I can be, and how much I need to show I care to the people I am surrounded by. They always told me to be selfless and patient, and being an only child held me to a lot of stereotypes that I did not possess. Only children are seen by others as selfish, spoiled, and privileged, but my family knew that would not be the case with me.
This was also along with taking care of my elderly great grandmother that was unable to help herself, and making time to study to do well in school. My grades in school were horrible during this time, the highest I would make is a C. Around this time, and my sister announced that she was pregnant to the family. I was expected to not only do everything else, but also help with the baby. I quickly became overwhelmed, I realized I was not
Throughout my life, in moving around from state to state, I 've come to the realization that it has negatively impacted my social life more than I would have assumed. Moving around continuously while still in grade school, promisingly makes it suck to have no choice but to be the new kid every year. Going from school to school has gradually made me socially awkward/picky in making friends because, I become hesitant in making friendships that just may only last for a year rather than it be long-lasting. Consequently, I’ve always thought to myself that I would never gain a lifelong friend that I’d grow to visit often and have a great relationship with after graduating. Though I thought that way often, in my junior year of high school, I seemed
There are so many people around me facing relationship and marriage issues. I grew up in a single mother household; I haven’t seen a lot of successful marriages in my family. This topic “The Healing Relationship” interested me because I would like to have a successful marriage one day and I have experienced heart break. I believe that counseling is necceassry in relationships because people do struggle with trust issues, couples growing apart and partners fail to communicate their needs. Healing is only way a person to grows, looks past the situation and move on to creating change in their environment.
How was your mental health affected?) When I was in prep, I faced bullying. I just let it happen because I didn’t know what to do. I wouldn’t go to school and didn’t want to talk to anyone. I was very shy and lacked confidence so none of my family members or friends knew what was happening.
That’s when I noticed all I have here is my mom, sister and father. From that moment I just hated living here but I knew all my parents wanted was a better future for me. The day to start school came and I was scared but I also wanted to know how school was going to be here. The first days in school were very hard, never really understood a word the teachers were saying and it was hard for me to make