Personal Essay: Working For Fede

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“In our lives, change is unavoidable, loss is unavoidable. In the adaptability and ease with which we experience change, lies our happiness and freedom.” —Buddha My future was created by people who saw possibilities for me long before they were clear in my mind. My parents sacrifices, my siblings accomplishments and mistakes to the countless individuals that made my life and the many roads that I have traveled rich with diverse experience. I share in the belief that destiny is created by the results of desire and preparation. I now sit facing an uncharted path with earnest intention to go forth with confidence and pride in my decision. By the time I was 13, I realized that I could do two things very well, draw and communicate effectively. When I recall my days at ‘Jean Baptiste Pointe Du Sable’, (my high school), I discovered that my aptitude for social well-being was extremely strong. Even Though I would consider myself an introvert I was never one to allow for mistreatment of others regardless of ethnicity, skin color, sex, sexual orientation, age, religion, and mental or physical disability. My sense…show more content…
After realizing that technology was slowly diminishing the value of art I decided to shift gears, change my career focus to a business model logistic seeing it as the heart of global economy. Working for FedEx incorporated gave me greater access to experience the country. Experiencing sights beyond, New Chinatown and the north side of Chicago. However the call to duty struck me, one that went beyond donating clothes, giving blood monthly or feeding the homeless. I chose to join the military, selfless or brave it was not, it was something I simply felt that I needed to experience. As a result of my brief armed service participation I was allowed to learn the true meaning of self-sacrifice. The firsthand knowledge of the loss an individual faces during and after service to our
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