My Mother Was The Beat He Was The Drum

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She was the beat He was the Drum
When I was growing up, my dad was the drum, my mom was the beat, and having those two people by my side and seeing what they did with their life 's made me want to do better and more. I didn 't know what I wanted to do when I was in college, but my mom died from breast cancer when I was five years old. She had clogged arteries that boosted me to go to college to become a surgical doctor for hearts. I just feel like I 'm closer to her,and I couldn 't help her when she was sick, but I feel like I can help others. When my mom died,my dad was a single parent, and it 's hard taking care of three kids. I needed to go get a job to pay back the things he did, and to get a good job I need a college degree. I wanted
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The simplest meanings were out of her reach. She was falling but she managed to pick her self back up and keep striving to get something out of life. Sometimes doctor would toss a word or two at her and she would have to know what it means right then and their. when she failed at doing something that day, the next day she aced it. She kept her self motivated by saying "At least I have another chance to make it right …show more content…
I needed to get over the fear of giving up. When something gets hard, the easy way out is to quit and I 'm a big quitter. In high school I’d always wanted to give up , but having great teachers as I did,they didn 't make me give up, that motivation to keep me striving. "Nicole, you got this," they would say. It made me feel like I was doing something in my life. Paul Tough is the author of How Children Succeed. Kewauna was a young girl who grew up near Deval on the South Side of Chicago. But some of her circumstances were very different. She didn 't really have family all she had was hope. Kewauna promises that ,"No matter how overwhelming it is, no matter how exhausting it is , I 'm not going to give up" (174). She is saying no matter how difficult the situation is, she will never give up. As I move on to college, no matter how hard my classes are , no matter how many tests I have to take, I will never give up. If I let failure take over my life, I will never get over the bumps that are going to be there. I have to be able to take that big leap. My parents also said, "you can do anything you put your mind to" and each and everyday I take that quote with me. No matter how hard it is, I will get past the task. The steps to college was like deep potholes in the road: it 's smooth until I come and face the obstacles in my life . Paul tough dropped out of college because he felt like he didn 't needed

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