College Admissions Essay: How My Mom Changed My Life

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When I was born, my grandma took my mother, older sister, and I under her wing. The reason why she took us in was because at the time my mother and father we trying to get a house. Still a baby at the time, the house I was living in wasn't the fanciest house in the neighborhood; however, it was a roof underneath my head, and I was grateful for this. Five years later, my mother told me we were moving out and into a new house. This house was going to be where I was going to grow up. My father was going to school to get his masters and was also a medical assistant; however, for some reason I didn't understand he quit his job and stop going to school. We lost the house and we had to move back with my grandma where I currently live today. Till this day it still irritates me for personal reason; however, the actions my father took shaped me into the person I am today. My father's actions made me think about my future children and how I wanted them to have the necessary things throughout their lifes. So as an eighth grader I heard there was this program called T STEM. I entered this program because it allows me to take advance classes to prepare me for …show more content…
Without her I honestly wouldn't care about school. She made me understand that school needed to be taken seriously because if I didn't, I was going to end up like my father which right now isn't such a good thing. She was actually the main reason why I signed for T STEM. I saw her going to college because she wanted to see her kids have a better life and I thank her everyday for this. Without her our family would have ended up in the streets a very long time ago. my mother also told me, “What if your kids suffered just because you didn't take school seriously?” The first thing I thought about was how my father made us suffer as kids. My mom taught me to take school seriously and never quit and always take school

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