Without the support of my immediate family, I would not be who I am today. As I have grown, I believe my cultural identity has changed in ways though. I have my own opinions now and know more about how I want my life to go. My family members always support my decisions and listen to what I have to say. At times, I do lean on them for support though and ask their opinions because I want to be the best person I can be.
It is important to stay true to yourself and not give into peer pressure. Sandy and Rizzo helped form and shape me into the young woman I am today. I have gone through similar experiences in high school myself and made the right decision because of these two characters. Although, they are two completely different people, they both positively affected my life in some way. Though I see myself more in Sandy, I can also learn and grow from Rizzo and her
I have always had the intense desire to care and look after people from a very young age. I firmly believe that everyone deserves the best quality of life possible and this is what had drawn me to occupational therapy as a career path in the first place. It is so easy to take for granted all the everyday tasks we can do and we seldom consider the effect of not being able to complete them. As an occupational therapist I would be able to make a positive impact on someone’s life and make it possible for them to enjoy their life. I want the opportunity to provide support to people, help them gain independence and watch them grow more confident in their own ability.
Obtaining a postsecondary education is important to me because I have a passion for helping people and learning. As a first-generation postsecondary student, I understand the values of education. I grew up with my parents always telling me that I am lucky because I will have a chance to get an education, most people live struggling to make ends meet because they didn 't have a chance, just like my parents. As someone who comes from having very little, I always prided myself on the fact that I can, at least, have an education. Also, from the volunteered work I have done every chance I get I believe a postsecondary education will give me a chance to give back.
Knowing this aspect, I would aspire to work at a Christian institution at the Division II, III, or NAIA level. Of course, there are a few Division I schools that would be incredibly difficult to not pursue opportunities at those institutions. If I am lucky enough to find a school and position that I am happy at, I would rather stay at that school instead of job hopping just to move up the career ladder. The opportunity of creating and planning events to improve the experience of student athletes is a huge draw to a career in event management for me.
She instilled in me that education is the gateway to a better life. School and education have always been important to me, as has being my own person. Leading, and not expecting things to fall into place, but working for them, that is how success is achieved. Among the other lessons my mother has taught me, without even meaning to was her form of charity and citizenship. When I was young, if she saw litter she would always pick it up, stating “If we don’t pick it up who will?”
I also have positive relationships with many other people. My goal each day is to be the very best person I can be and to treat others the way I want to be treated. I also believe that I was raised very well. My parents taught me that there were always consequences for my actions no matter if they were good or bad actions. I was also taught that If I did not have anything nice to say, that I should not say anything at all.
This has been one of my favorite songs for a while, a reason being that I can relate to what is being said. Music Is very important to me when I am stressed or feeling down, without it I wouldn't know what to do. This song is important to my
Since this time in life, I made it a goal to help not only my family but others in need out too. For I know what it is like to have absolutely nothing. In order for myself to achieve this goal in life, I would love to continue my education and graduate from college to get a great job. I know it would take a lot of studying, but I know that it will all pay off in the end. I want to be able to make a change in this world; even if it means starting off with something small.
I decided to come to college not only for me but for my family. My family is my greatest motivation. My determination and curiosity is going to help me immensely in achieving my goals. I will overcome any obstacle put in my way because I will not give up when things get complicated. I believe others will want a meaningful relationship with me in the future now that I am becoming a better me, I hope to positively influence my little brother and cousins so they do not go down the same path that I did.
She did everything should could for him so he wouldn’t go down the same path a lot of kids his age were going down. She wanted a better life for Wes. “Well, your grades obviously aren’t bad because you can’t pick this stuff up or because you are stupid, you are just not working hard enough” (75-76). Joy is influential to Wes because she knew that Wes had the ability to learn and to be intelligent, she just needed Wes to push himself to be intrigued in school like how he was in music or outside activities. As Joy tried to get Wes’s grades up she finally came up with a plan to send him to military school.
The book, “Outliers” Malcolm Gladwell discusses the effect of relationships in the introduction. What would be the key component in sustaining a healthy life? The “Roseto Mystery” solves the question of why the people of Roseto were reported of rarely having heart disease under the age of 65. Their diet had no correlation to the healthy life they lived, but was caused by the effects of the close community relationships. Connecting to relationships, personally in my life I have been affected by positive relationships.
I’ve had many experiences that changed my life and my outlook on life. Even though things were hard for me, I never quit trying and I always kept moving forward with life. There were some things that I never overcome, but eventually I did. Situations such as deaths, injuries, and incarceration have always been around me ever since I was just a little boy. Those situations made me who I am today is which is an intelligent and hardworking person.
I am valuable because: I am valuable because I think very intricately and I have a very deep understanding of situations some people may see as very complicated. I can connect easily with people and I am easy to get along with. I am able to love others because: I am not able to love others as I should as a result of my mental health.
At five or six years old I was not competitively cheering, instead I was staring up adorningly at my cousin- who is 13 years my senior – while she cheered on her high school football team. It was because of her that I started my own long journey in cheerleading. Her high school hosted a “Kid’s camp” for the cheer squad to teach a group of elementary school children some cheers to perform at a half-time show. Knowing that I looked up to this cousin, my mother signs me up with my best friend tagging along so we weren’t lonely. It was during this game that I found I loved being out on the field looking up at the crowd.