Narrative Essay For College

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Graduating with a degree has been one of my dreams ever since I can remember. I was born and raised in Mexico, and right after my high school graduation my parents decided to move to the United states to look for better opportunities for my younger siblings. My parents moved with my 5 sibling while me and my older sister stayed behind. My sister stayed behind with me because I had a dream to fulfill, I wanted to go to the university and fresh out of high school, this was my opportunity. It wasn’t long before I realized that I missed my family, and that paying for school was harder then I thought it was going to be. While my parents helped me as much as they could I still had to keep a full time job and scholarships are not available in Mexico. …show more content…
So much snow, I had never seen snow like that before. I was excited to see my family, my siblings where already going to school and learning English. It didn’t take me a while to realize that I didn’t fit. I had already graduated from high school and I was almost 20 years old so I couldn’t go to school like my siblings did. Then I decided to find a job, it didn’t come as a surprise to learn that I was supposed to speak English in order for me to find a job. It was a frustrating time for me, my biggest barrier was the language. I was sad for a while then I found a couple whom owned a restaurant and they where wiling to help me. They gave me a job as a waiter and I slowly started to learn English.
Living in a different country was a difficult experience let alone learning English. It took a time, and embarrassing moments, but my goal of going back to school keep me motivated to learn the language. Now that I think back I can’t remember when it was that I started speaking English, but I know it was some time after the first five years I spent working. My first years where mostly listening then little by little I started to speak. I can’t say that I speak perfect English but I lean something new almost every
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I’m 32 years old and I’m a first generation college student, now my goals include the possibility of teaching by example. There are many children in my family and extended family and I want them to know that if I was able to go to school so can they.
My goals have changed since my high school graduation, now my dream is to have a PHD in an accounting related field. I know it will take time and dedication but I’m ready to give it the best of me. I will be graduating from UMKC with my Bachelors in Accounting in May of 2017, and I don’t plan to stop there I will immediately start with the master’s program, even though I have enough hours to sit for the CPA exam after my graduation I want to continue so that I can be one step closer to my end goal.
My dream of graduating with a degree has open my eyes to new and exiting paths, one day I will like to teach so that I can motivate and inspire younger generations to go and stay in

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