Personal Narrative Essay : Turning A Dream Into Reality

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Personal Narrative Essay
Turning a dream into reality

Born into a family of 2 brothers and 1 sister, I was the 4th boy in the family and was named James. Being born in a big family has taught me a lot like coping up, competition, caring for others and most of all loving people. Coming from a family where discipline was rarely enforced and children learnt from each other, team abilities and toughness came in really early.
As a young boy I dreamt of marching in a uniform and being awarded medals for serving my nation. As I grew up my biggest dream was to make my parents proud and this was an extremely difficult thing as there was continuous competition from 3 other siblings who always seemed brighter, faster and sharper to me.
My father had to work really hard to fend for a family of 6 members. My mother found it very difficult to look after us and so I was sent to live with my grandmother. She restored my hopes of being successful some day. I visited my house after school and spent time with my family. I would play sports and assist them with homework.
With a lot of perseverance I did manage to be the first in the family to graduate high school, attend college and now look forward to join the military. I still remember having believed myself to be an extremely special a child as I survived through the divorce of my parents and entered the world. As a child I matured really quick with strong values and a foundation of hope, determination, respect…

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