I Became A Blessing Than A Curse Essay

1166 Words Jan 18th, 2016 5 Pages
I’ve always known I was going to go to college. It seemed that the fact that my mother hadn’t even graduated high school, much less college, made my future plans inevitable – I needed to attend college. With both of my parents degree-less, I have been left to pursue whatever type of career I wished, as long as I did pursue a career. To some people, that may be empowering. However, it made me clueless. For a long period of time, I resented my parents for it – while others had small pushes from their guardians over what they believe their child should or should not be doing at whatever point in their lives, I was left in the dark to find that light on my own. To put it simply, I was jealous of the other kids and their parent’s experiences. However, in the past few months I’ve realized that being left to discover the world on my own is more of a blessing than a curse. Although it proves to be difficult at times – such as applying for financial aid – I have found it beneficial to be free of my parent’s beliefs of what I should be. Many other kids had their lives planned out from the moment they entered grade school. For example, a friend of mine has always wanted to be a veterinarian and is now attending college for it. This wasn’t the case with me. I have never had a set career goal – only that I wanted to improve the world we live in. This is broad, I know. But in spite of my unsureness of what I’d like to do, I have come up with a plan to help me discover it. My very…

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