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    The Distance Between Us Reflection In the book Distance Between Us by Reyna Grande, she takes us on the journey of her life. The book deals with issues many immigrant families deal with on a daily basis. Reyna explores the difficulties that come with being a child of an immigrant, parents not being emotionally or physically present, and child abuse. I will be speaking about my feelings and thoughts about how this book affected me and what I enjoyed about it. As soon as I finished the book I felt really emotional and my eyes were watery as I explained the story to my sister. I did not know how to explain my feelings, because most of the problems Reyna discussed I had not personally gone through. My parents are both from Mexico and they both came to the other side at really young ages. My dad came to the United States at the age of fourteen with no family or large amount of money. My mom came to the United States at the age of nineteen and she does not really talk about her experience of getting here. Nor does she talk about what she did when she finally got to the U.S. I have never asked her about her own experience, but from prior experience about asking her about other parts of her life I know she will not be open about it. After finishing the book I automatically started to wonder who and what my parents left behind in Mexico. Obviously they left their parents and siblings, but I’m wondering what else they left on their journey to a better life. This made me feel sad…

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    My Worst Decisions

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    During people’s life, they often should make several and difficult decisions which have repercussions forever. “The worst decisions in life we make,” Sherrilyn Kenyon wrote, “are always the one we make out of fear.” I am agree with Ms. Kenyon, but almost all the time when I made decision the fear about if it will be certain or not. Decisions and fears are connected in our brain when we are in this situation. Here is my history. I born and grow up in a warm family in the center of Cuba. My…

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    Out of all age groups, teenagers are most commonly labeled as going through phases.Its true, at the end of the day, I am just a young 18 year-old girl. I think that I know everything, but the truth is I have an entire life ahead of me. I am still learning the ways of life each and every day. That doesn't mean, however; that I don’t know what it is that I want for myself in this time and moment. Don’t tell me that I want tattoos and piercings just because my friends have them, only because it is…

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    Icu Narrative

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    We always assume tragedy won’t hit close to home. We read in newspapers, or watch on the news about someone getting killed, people going into the movies and shooting, or people getting these crazy sickness’ and passing away, but we never think any of that could happen to us, one of the people that we love. I never thought that any of that could have happened either. But for our senior class, it happened to one of our loved ones. I was climbing in to bed when I got the phone call that Tyler was…

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    In Albert Camus’ novel, “The Stranger”, the absurdist themes of the meaninglessness of human life, living in the moment, irrationality, and lack of conformity to the values of society are best exemplified through the relationships that the protagonist, Meursault, has with those around him. Camus’ characterisation of his anti-hero makes us question the way we must fit into other people’s expectations of our own behaviour, thus forcing us to lie in order to find a secure place within society.…

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    A Funeral Day In My Life

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    On May 5, 2003 my life changed forever. It was so painful for my family and I couldn’t bear the pain. It was my father’s funeral day. I remembered it like it was yesterday. I had on a white flower dress with tear drops on it. My hair was long and in two little pony tails with red clips on the end. When we got to the funeral home, there were so many of my family members there, but it wasn’t the same. Everyone looked so hopeless and weak. There were blue and white flowers all in…

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    A Life of Strengths Sometimes, I feel as if God has blessed me more the average person. I do not say this in an arrogant tone, but rather it is truly how I view the strengths that God has provided me. I never thought about the strengths that God has placed inside me until I took the Strengths Quest test. After I completed the test and received the results, I realized how truly blessed I am to own these unique strengths. My top five strengths, according to the results, are Ideation, Input,…

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    My Ideal Career Essay

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    We never know where our lives will take us on this journey called life. Most of us want to have successful careers or just be happy in life. How would anyone what their lives to be a ten-year timespan? Long term goals are complicated, but with the right motivation toward the things we want, we can accomplish anything we put our minds to. When we look at careers, we know that training, higher education, and certifications will be needed in order to have a successful career. I can see myself…

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    During reading, I elaborate on the key factors of sustaining a promise with significant through a wishful dream of becoming someone in life. At sixteen, my first boyfriend was twenty three and a dealer. Mutually knowing my education has to be important and a priority. Dwayne made sure I went to school every day regardless how long I stayed up. Every day on time for school. I wasn’t about to disappoint my parent, nor break my promise to God. You know in the early on life was a fairy tale. I…

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    College is the best place to figure out who you are, what you want to accomplish and make of yourself in life. Everyone comes to college for a reason they might not know what they want to be in life or what they want to do but there is a reason behind them coming to college. I know that my reasoning is to get a degree so that I can get a job in the field that I have always wanted to be in. After taking into consideration the fact that I could be anything I wanted to be and not have to worry…

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