Personal Narrative: Nothing In Life

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Whenever someone asks what my childhood consisted of I hesitate to answer. Not because I am embarrassed but because I had none. Since the age of 10, I had been working construction. I would wake up around 5:00 am lifting heavy boxes, sweeping, or taping until 5 pm. This work has had a toll on my body. Days pass where I take pain pills getting out of bed. Although its damaged my body I would not trade this experience for anything else. I have learned valuable lessons, and have met people who I have become close with. These people push me to continue in school because they see potential in me I have yet to witness. They have taught me the importance of family, staying humble, hard work. Nothing in life is easy. The voyage throughout life has …show more content…
During times of need, a family is always there. But there have been times our family ties have been tested. There are two specific examples that stick out the most. Before I dive in, my father has always been a family man. Growing up in a poor, hungry family, losing his sister to malnourishment, he has always tried to provide us with more. Whether it meant working longer hours, working holidays, or missing vacations with us he always made sure there was food on the table. A downfall with this is the relationship with my father is shaky. He was unable to spend time at home, attend my graduation or sporting events. I still love him, but I took it upon myself to attend every event my brother or sister is a part of because the smile on their faces made it worthwhile. If I can become someone my family comes to during times of need I will be satisfied. I want to be someone my brothers and sisters can trust and come to for anything. Spreading compassion, keeping vices away, and keeping family close is crucial to living a happy …show more content…
I have helped my family grow, but I have yet to discover my purpose in life. I am thankful for everything my family has done for me. From my accomplishments and downfalls, my family has always been there for me. But a part of me feels I have much more potential I have to search for. After completing college, I plan on moving states and starting a new chapter in my life. During this chapter, I want to take the time and reflect on the past and grow to become the person I have yet to discover. I understand this is a difficult task, but this is a risk I am willing to take. I want to take the time to appreciate life and reflect on all the struggles. My family wants me to be the successor to my father’s company but I a part of me wants to become successful on my own. My father was able to become successful on his own I am capable of doing that as

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