Importance Of Pride In My Life

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Looking back over all that I’ve been through, I feel as though I can truly say I’m proud of myself and I take pride in my journey. Believe it or not, it takes a lot out of me to say that. I’ve faced many highs and lows throughout my 18 years of life but I’m still here, about to graduate high school, accepted into an outstanding University, and I have yet to let the influences that tried to bring me down, get the best of me. I’ve pushed through all of these challenges in life to make sure to show others someday, who are going through similar situations, have the courage to speak into existence, that they can do it too. Despite my dysfunctional relationship with my father, nor the fact of me coming from a low income household, and being the …show more content…
My father, a cab driver, barely makes ends meet has nearly no savings, and has had that same occupation most of his life. My mother, a deli associate, works her tail off for the rent and lives paycheck to paycheck. It takes great strength from me watching my parents suffer to provide. Even though my father and I have such a defective relationship, my heart goes out for him and my mother who never had the opportunity to even complete high school to give themselves a better future than this. Certain years, it was a quite stretched strain to even go back to school shopping. I’ve had to watch my mother ask to borrow money from most the people we know before finding enough to supply the needs for all my siblings and I. During the school years when I was assigned projects, I wasn’t able to get the specific Elmer’s board the teacher assigned us to, or make a custom booklet for an upcoming project report. Because my mom would need that money for upcoming bills. But she still fought to provide me with the little she can. Seeing my family in this state helped me realize, that I can be the change for our tomorrow. And has set me for a fiery passion of going off to school, getting a degree, to bring home the six figures my family has been missing out on. University may be a stress as well, but my drive will not let my current situation, define my final …show more content…
My parents barely had a high school education due to the fact they came from a third world country. So it made things harder on me when I came home from school and didn’t even have anyone to help further explain to me certain homework assignments, such as the fundamentals of long division. Some nights homework was so hard on me that it became a deadweight and no one was able to be there and help me but myself. I had to make the best out of my comprehension by cramming as much as I possibly can in school and doing further research on my phone when I reach home. At times my grades reflected my lack of understanding, but I never let my situation define my educational outcome so I worked harder than everyone else to get things done. Doing so, truly has paid off. Because here I am, about to be a first generation student in my family and paving a new path to my family’s destiny and bringing a personal testimony to those who may be facing the same situation as I am. Without a doubt, I know that it hasn’t been an easy road for me whatsoever. But one thing I can certainly promise was that it was well worth it. All of my trials and tribulations were placed in my life for a specific reason and I believe strongly in that. Because without my past experiences, I wouldn’t have became the strong-minded, dedicated girl that I am today. I wouldn’t have the compassionate heart that I’ve grown to have today nor would I understand

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