Those friends she made eventually she lost them, but she never lost the hope she had. She lost the life she had when she was a young girl but she found the life she wanted even after all the tragedies she had to go through. Even after the war and all the hardships she had to go through to survive she still found happiness. “All But My Life” had so many great things to say about life, hope, and how to keep on going even though everything inside of you doesn’t want to. The author used great imagery trying to show us what the places she stayed looked like, with everything she had to go through at each camp and the things that happened each passing year.
When I was a child I did not care about the consistencies of things and now I understand that everything I do and change will end as something different. These are just a few reasons how my grandmother is not only the most important person in my life but also my hero and changed me to who I am today. A Personality is something people will always remember about you. You could have a funny personality or strict and anything inbetween. If I could give any examples of my personality it would include the words awkward, kind, and forgiving.
Happiness is the final chapter we tend to strive for, when you feel happy you feel fulfillment, joy, grateful. My life is one of the many examples as to how the past has just given me the strength and courage to strive for the unthinkable. Everyday I look for happiness in the smallest of things, and that is a victory in itself. Happiness is a process, with time. My story, the Sarah Paquette journey, my personal story is something, I want to share.
Throughout my entire life, I have challenged myself not only academically but also to better myself, and my community. I try my best at everything that I do, whether that is in my schoolwork, at home, or at work after school. Often times when people hear that I am an only child, they assume that I get everything handed to me, but that assumption is completely wrong. My parents have always taught me that you must work for success. I believe that I have been pretty independent for most of my life, not only because my parents got divorced when I was ten years old, and because I am an only child, but also because my dad moved to Colorado leaving me with only my mom and grandparents in town as my family.
Ever since I can remember I have always wanted to make a difference and help anyone in need that I possibly could. From the start of my childhood, I can recall helping my mother care for my great grandparents, so they would be able to live out the rest of their lives from their home, instead of in a nursing home. As a young child it was extremely difficult to live with and watch my loved ones deteriorate as they got older, as their condition got worse and worse, and saw my mother having a difficult time keeping up with caring for both of my great grandparents 24/7, it put a lot of stress on the family. However, I am grateful to have been able to help my mother care for them. Growing up in such a caring and loving household made the situation
My family is very inspiring to me. I am very thankful that my parents brought me into this world. Growing up my parents always showed me how exactly things work in life. One of the hardest things that I had to accept was that I could not have everything I wanted. There were times when my parents spoiled me but I was always taught to be thankful of the things that I had and to not be so selfish.
Since my brother has left for college at UT Chattanooga, me and my mom have gotten closer in that way as well. My mom has to play the mother and father role for both me and my brother and I am very grateful that she is so good at it, and does everything she can to be the best for me. She has taught me to not take things for granted, and to keep looking forward and not backwards. She has taught me how to manage every issue that could possibly come my way. “My mother had a great deal of trouble with me, but I think she enjoyed it.” Mark Twain said this, which made me laugh and smile because I know my mom has had some troubles with me, but she always fights for me and does everything she can to teach me all the right things.
Helen Villalobos Mrs. Cintas ERWC Per.3 September 9, 2016 Personal Statement “Your father and I didn’t have a chance to finish school and you have the opportunity to go and make a career out of it. I don’t want you to grow up and have to work some much like us, struggling and being so tired. I want you to become something in life that your are going to enjoy and I want us to be your motivation to do good and go on with your education. We will always support you and provide for you in anything we can.” My mother’s words helped me set my dreams from this day on, and my dreams kept getting bigger each day. Growing up in a big family has always been a big influence in my life.
I take every setback as a lesson and determine what my attitude towards life. Am I going to be depressed during the battle and take everyone else down with me, or am I going to be the light that holds everyone up? Perseverance taught me to carry a smile like my nurses and my mom. Nurses were my best friends in the hospital. They encouraged me to keep fighting because they saw the strength in me that I neglected.
“Leaders are not born, they are made. And they are made just like anything else, through hard work”. This quote by Vince Lombardi reminds me of my childhood days when I used to argue with my sister by saying how much natural talent she had. Without seeing her hard work and dedication behind her success, I estimated her talent as an inborn quality which helped her score satisfying marks on each school exam. When I grew up, I found myself totally wrong about my view toward my sister, which enhances me to support and appreciate the ideas given by Geoffrey Colvin in his article, “What It Takes To Be Great” about how greatness is achieved.