Short Term Goals Essay Examples
That is what I have come and known to label myself as, however the challenges I 've had to face are a lot more abstract than the boxes I 've had to check. My childhood memories are some of the things that haunt me the most. For example waking up at 6 a.m in the morning so I can catch a bus to go to school, walking up hills, getting to school before anybody else did, because my dad needed to go to ESL classes across town. That was the childhood I grew up with, and to me that was perfectly normal. That was just my life, but now as I reflect upon my childhood, that is not the nuclear American life people see. In my hardest times of life, my parents have been the strength and the glue that made everything okay. They 've instilled this strength and this great feeling of accomplishment in everything I did, and I believe that is what has helped me overcome all these challenges. I say I am haunted by my childhood because those were the hardest days of my life. I was lucky enough to be so young and oblivious to what was truly going on, but the strength and tenacity my parents had within themselves to come to a new country in which they knew not one word of. They are the strength and rock that have guided me to be a strong and confident person. For my family, I believe money will always be our biggest adversity. Whether it is paying for rent or my school textbook, those are just issues we must deal with. This scholarship would help ease our lives a little better, but some of my challenges such as learning English to help translate for them have passed, and for that I am very grateful. I am grateful to have this opportunity to share my story, to share my own life experience, as I know there are thousands of immigrant families that have gone through the same situation I am in. My personal character has been deeply influenced by the strong people that have raised me.