Graduation Speech : My Goals Essay

1500 Words Feb 12th, 2015 null Page
Many people ask me, “Who am I?” ;I’m a determine student who has a goal to accomplish. My experiences have made me who I am today: a hard worker, and dependable person. But I also know how to have fun and enjoy the small things in life. I turn 28 in October 2014, and just transferred to UC Davis last quarter. My goal is to graduate in 2016. I graduated high school in 2004 and had no ambition to go to college afterwards. School has been an uphill battle. Since I was young and struggle all the way until I graduated. I did and still do have a learning disability that now kept me not on a level playing field as the rest of the students around me. Yes, I have resources that help me exceed to do well and help me to do well. Ever since elementary school, I was in special education and resource classes to help me through school. As I got older, I started to get embarrassed and ashamed for being in those classes. I knew I was different from other kids, and I did not like it. Many kids teased me when I was in elementary school, which had an effect on me during middle and high school. Once I got to high school the only thing on my mind was to graduate, so I did the bear minimum of what I needed to. No one in my family has ever gone to college but my brother. He only finished a few semesters at a local community college before joining the Army. I felt like college was not for me. Plus, I thought I was not smart enough for college and was scared of the outcome of attending.…

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