My Early Childhood : My Parents Never Gave Up On Me Into The Person I Am Today

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Throughout my early childhood, I was faced with adversity which resulted in critical learning experiences shaping me into the person I am today. Growing up, my family had just enough money to get by. We resided in a townhome with 3 bedrooms along with 12 other family members. The townhome was connected to a convenient store that was owned and operated by my family. My brother and I didn’t always get everything we asked for but our parents never gave up on giving us a more enriching childhood than what they had been given.
Although my Indian immigrant parents put in their best effort to provide a better life for themselves and their children it could have been due to their lack of education or the language barrier that they were not offered many opportunities to do so. Although this was an obstacle, they never gave up on any opportunities they were offered. This taught me to never give up on my dreams and to perceiver through any hardships thrown my way.
Our townhome was located in a suburb of South Dallas called Pleasant Grove. The surrounding homes and community were not the safest environment to raise children. Most nights we would lose sleep listening to the bellowing of emergency sirens. It distresses me to know that the town I once spent a partial amount of my childhood in is now considered “the projects” of Dallas. I grew up to the sight of my family members getting robbed at gun and knife point doing what was required to sustain a healthy lifestyle for their…

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