Personal Essay I am the second oldest in my foster family, but I lived with my foster grandma. Whenever she needs a fast babysitter she usually asks me to do it and I never have her pay me for doing it. Whenever my family needs help with cleaning or putting something together, I am always there to help. I am the kind of person who likes to put others issues before my own. I grew up by myself until I was eight, but since no one really looked out for me when I was younger, I just feel like I have to look out for everyone else.
My mom has had many difficult events like I said before my mom was really poor when she was a kid. She tells us stories about how she never had a lot of food and how she had to share 1 bowl of rice and beans with my aunts and uncles and also how her grandma didn 't eat so they all could and there were times my mom went without eating. Also my mom had to learn how to cook at a young age because her aunt always made her cook, clean, do laundry, and clean the whole house she pretty much was working really hard from a really young age. She went to school every day and as soon as she came home she had to do chores and didn 't have a bunch of time to do homework and she had to be in bed at a certain time. My mom finished elementary school and high school but never went to college i 'm sure my mom wanted to go to college but couldn 't so she 's pushing my sister and I to do good in high school and graduate so that we can go to college and get good
I was born in a poor family where she was everything I had. She always tried to find a ways to bring money to the house by working on any job she could find to make ends meet. By that time I had seen my father a few times and those times were nothing nice. I did not like that my mother wanted to take me everywhere including school, parties, or trips because friends my age had more freedom. I was already in sixth grade and I felt that I should be more independent and start getting things done on my own just like my friends.
My mom finished elementary school and high school, but never went to college, I'm sure my mom wanted to go to college, but couldn't so she's pushing my sister and I to do well in high school and graduate so that we can go to college and get good paying jobs. Another difficult event my mother went through was when my mom lost her job and she was home all the time cleaning and cooking dinner before we got home and since my mom lost her job we were on food stamps so we would get a certain amount every week and we had to spend it wisely and had to try to get everything we really needed and forget about things we didn't necessarily need. For the holidays my mom signed up for this thing called Santa GIrls where she had to write me and my sisters names and our age and every Christmas ladies would could to our door with a bag full of toys that was meant for kids our age to play with I was happy that my mom did what she could to get gifts for my sister and I because we were in a difficult time. A terrible thing happened this year and my mom was really really
These suggestions, however, are her only options in her society, and she realizes this. Another example happens when Lawrence describes and explains Mabel’s past. He explains that for the past decade Mabel had kept the house after her mother’s death (Lawrence 458). This is another example of man vs. society conflict that reveals that women were expected to take care of the house duties. Instead of balancing the duties to keep up the house between all the siblings or even leaving them to one of the older brothers, Mabel is expected and does take up this responsibility despite her young age at the time.
We are living in a new generation, where the gender roles are switching everyday and becoming more equal. It is a tough world out there for women but they are saying no, we can do what men do and we can do it better. Women go to work everyday and are a huge part of the labor force. While men stay home to raise their children, we are switching the gender roles that have been around for centuries. In the past this would not even be a topic of discussion, such as in the 50’s when women were told their job was to just stay home with the kids and cook and clean all day, having the food on the table when the father got home.
My mom at the age of 18 found out she was pregnant with me, and had me at 19. She didn 't get to go to college and pursue her dreams to become a teacher because she had to take care of a baby as a single teen parent. Say that you are 16 and have a kid you wouldn 't have time to hang out with your friends and do teenager type stuff, because you would be home taking care of a baby. Teen pregnancy is the pregnancy of a female woman that is under the age of 20 and has had her period. Teen pregnancy affects both of the teen parents families.
This can be from lack of parenting, or growing up with no hard working role models. Although, children struggle everyday with achieving success, it has been proven it can be achieved through hard work and determination. Oprah Winfrey is a key example, in which one has overcome a troubled childhood and made great accomplishments. As a child, Oprah shuffled between living with family members. She spent her first couple of years living with her grandmother, but when she fell ill, the six year old Oprah was sent to live with her mother in a boarding house.
My grandmother was on her own at 14, being kicked out of her house by her abusive mother, and managed to stay in school and graduate. When she was 18 she bought a house to raise her siblings and later in her late 20 's she was homeless again. Her husband abused her and she escaped with her young son to live in their van. My experience and those of the women I admire so much, showed me my education will open my life to opportunity and a life of sustainability. I decided I didn’t want to be homeless, struggling to live day by day, or dependent on anyone ever again to have a home or security.
I would wait a couple minutes for her to go to the kitchen and eat and go straight to her bedroom and check her bookbag. Check all of her notebooks and books and see what was new and pretend i was reading even though I didn't know how to. I was always excited to learn about school that's all I cared about when I was growing up. Watch my sister going to school since I couldn't because of my age was such a good motivating to me to be anxious to start school to grow up and do big things. This was just the start of how I started to look up to my sister.