Life As A Second Generation Child Essay

808 Words Aug 14th, 2014 4 Pages
Life as a second-generation child was not easy. While growing up, learning English with non-English speaking parents, being bullied, and struggling with an eating disorder, life was challenging to say the least. This strenuous beginning to life was like struggling to break free from the hardened confines of a cocoon. In spite of how hard it was when I was young, I learned to push forward and adapt to difficult situations. Furthermore, my parents, who continually worked without complaint, taught me how valuable it was to work hard, persevere, and make necessary sacrifices. From these experiences, I learned to aspire to be passionate, assiduous, resilient, and sympathetic, which helped to mold me into the ideal candidate for vet school and eventually a veterinarian. With these qualities I developed, I have applied them working to care for animals in order to further cultivate my interest and aspiration to become a veterinarian.
Ever since I was young, I have always had the passion and fascination for animals. Through challenging times, the one constant aspect of my life I could depend on were my animals. They were always there to provide loyalty, love, and companionship. Thus, with the desire to give back to them and to provide care, I aspired to go into veterinary medicine. However, there came a point in my life when the academic and family pressures overwhelmed me, deterring me from my dream of pursuing veterinary medicine. What ultimately rekindled my motivation to pursue…

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