My First Year Of College Essay

720 Words Dec 7th, 2016 3 Pages
I was certain of two things in my life. The first was that I only wanted to attend Rutgers University for college and the second was my love for track and field. I was a student-athlete my first year of college and I would never forget one memory that made a lasting impact on my life. It was a five kilometer race in which the main runners of the race actually ran off-course and had to be led back onto the right course for the race. I was one of the top runners and I had followed my competitors into the wrong direction. However, despite the anger that was brewing inside me I molded it into something beautiful and I raced my way to first place. I did not break any records because my timing was off from running in the wrong direction however; I was able to slowly surpass every competitor. I have a determination for running and I carried it into every race I ran. It was a determination to succeed and keep pushing and breaking records. But, that determination is something that is part of me as an individual. It’s a characteristic that I helped carve and a strength that is part of my character.
This determination that I have I owe to my mother. She molded me into the person I am today. My mom raised me to do well in school and to obtain a good job. She told me one phrase that I will never forget and it was during the time I was studying for the LSAT. She said, “Nicole, when you get a good job, do not forget where you came from.” To this day, it makes me teary-eyed just…

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