In college what is to be understood is that you will face challenges than can possibly hinder what you are trying to achieve. For example one of the biggest challenges transitioning to college for me is not letting the events of my personal life interfere with all that is required of me to be successfully throughout the process. According to The Legacy, Roman Kolganov stated that “I know there are a lot of things going on in life besides school, there are jobs, friends, gyms, dating, but for this period of time, you have to make school your priority. Your most valuable resource is time management.”
I closed the door, and I held that piece of jewelry in my hand for twenty-six hours, all the way down to my new home in Florida. I remember stepping out of the truck into the warm, stifling air. I inhaled deeply and thought to myself, this is it, this is where my new life begins. This is where I show my family that I am strong, I’ll show them that nothing can break me down now. I was alone in the beginning part of my new life. It taught me strength I didn’t know I had. People just need to hope and believe that old relationships can kindle back together, which they did when we were able to move back home to CT. Having to change everything so quickly at such a young age made me realize that everything really does happen for a reason and life will fall back into place when you just have a little hope and understanding. I grew up to be the woman I am today because of learning what reality can be, having to mature at such a young age, and in being one structure that helped to hold my family together through this difficult time. The hard times were a learning point that created the beautiful and meaningful things I have in my life today and I would not go back and change anything that has
I am the way I am because of my father, he drives me to get an education, and he wants me to be better than him. My dad constantly tells me “tell me who your friends are and I’ll tell you who you’re going to be.” This quote means significantly to me because when I was in 6th grade I would hang out with the wrong crowd, later when I was a freshman, I made new friends, better friends, and the ones that push me to strive. My mom is my rock, she struggles sometimes since she raised my brother and I alone, but she always finds a way to get us what we need for school and sports that we play in. I have this picture of my brother, my cousin, and I in front of our house when we first bought it, it’s been 17 years that I’ve been living in it. It may not be the nicest house, but its payed off and I have a roof over my head, to me that’s all that matters. My neighborhood is actually quiet, I have 3 neighbors that are nice people, when we go out of town they watch our house for
Future students of Bethel University, Going back to college was a huge decision for me. I was nervous about what classes were to come and how hard they may be. I had to decide to take the high road and better my future for my family. Juggling work, school, and being a single mom of a two-year old has been tough, but I have enjoyed learning to reach my ultimate goal of graduation.
As a child dealing with domestic abuse, this is the first time I faced adversity. Later, being abandon by our father, made it difficult for my mother falling on hard times financially, along with raising three children as a single parent. I was the first to graduate from high school out of my immediate family, at this time I was content
B. Prenatal Information One day while walking through Frankenmuth, my mother had a gut feeling that she was expecting. When my parents returned home from the day’s festivities my mom snuck away to take a pregnancy test, which confirmed she was in fact pregnant. According to my dad, he was surprised and very excited to be expecting. My parents had long been trying to start their family but had suffered a miscarriage 8 weeks into their first pregnancy. Due to the prior miscarriage, my parents decided to use caution and wait until they made it through the first trimester to share the news with friends and family. My mother went on to explain that pregnancy changed everything for her from her diet to her daily activities. Both of my parents
Finding out about my pregnancy was a huge shock to me. It likely that among five young adult, three are likely to have unplanned pregnancy which is my situation. The semester already started before I realize that I was pregnant. And never believe that I was pregnant. This was my first pregnancy, and going through morning sickness was not an exciting stage in my life. I was living at the school dorm in Gainesville, but also transit to Dallas, Tx for my appointment. The father of my baby showed less concern
In 2014 when I decided to go back to my local community college I was told that I would have to retake my math class. My goal was to pass this class and to be able to move forward in my studies. This is something that was very hard for me to complete when it was placed in front of me because it was by far my weakest subject in high school without a doubt and that was back in 2008 when it was somewhat fresh on my mind. This was now six years later and to be honest I really had no idea how I was going to complete this class. Which made me feel very defeated I felt as if there was no one for me to move forward because of the roadblock.
Life is full of decisions, which are both easy and hard. My parents' stories of escaping persecution from a
For a year now I have worked as a waitress and a hostess at the independent living side of a retirement home. This has been a very large impact on my life financially, emotionally, and academically. Going from being a full time student to balancing my grades and my
Going back to college for the student is a way to earn credentials as well as exploring interests. Learning is an experience that a person can look forward to. Today the economy is competitive, the world is interconnected and it is impacted by global markets. Getting an education is one of the best investments a person can make. The student aspires to making a mark on the world. Getting an education puts people in a better position to being more qualified that only a college degree and program can provide. Finishing a degree demonstrate success. Experience together with education helps demonstrate motivation and the student expects to gain a competitive edge to securing a stable future. The ultimate goal of the student is improve their social
When I was 14 my mom went back to school to further her education. She was also worried that her going back to school would affect me. If it wasn't for my grandparents my mom would have never finished school but with had work and determination she finished and has
For better or worse, for richer or poorer. I was married to my dream because I thought about it day and night. I imaged what it would feel like to walk across the stage and receive my college degree. This dream empowered me and kept me focused on what I needed to do and make it occur. I made an agreement with myself to finish college to finish what I started. I felt like something was incomplete in my life regarding college and college graduation. My eldest brother Willie introduced me to Christ at the age of eleven. He expressed to me that life’s journey did not have to be tackled alone I have a helper, therefore whatever came my way I know I could go to the helper for direction. I requested the helper provide insight in relation to this
It all started in March or April of last year. My mother and I were on our way to get dinner when she said something I could not believe. She told me that she was pregnant. Pregnant! Right away I stopped what I was doing and I started blurting out everything that was running through my mind. I was sad, angry, shocked, worried, irritated. I was in such shock I thought that maybe I was dreaming. As I started to process the information I had just heard, I started to calm down. This did not change my feelings at all; it only lessened the intensity of those feelings. We just continued down the road in silence as tears crept down my face.
Shyla Henry September 11, 2012 Becoming a Teenage Mother I never thought having unprotected sex would lead to a teen pregnancy. However, I was wrong. Being young, immature, and thinking I was invincible led me to becoming a teenage mother. The disbelief came first, followed quickly by panic, before the realization and acceptance