Growing up with a father in the military, you move around a lot more than you would like to. I was born just east of St. Louis in a city called Shiloh in Illinois. When I was two years old my dad got the assignment to move to Hawaii. We spent seven great years in Hawaii, we had one of the greatest churches I have ever been to name New Hope. New Hope was a lot like Olivet's atmosphere, the people were always friendly and there always something to keep someone busy. I used to dance at church, I did hip-hop and interpretive dance, but you could never tell that from the way I look now.
Imagine being at the peak of your high school career, personally, academically, and athletically. For me, that was my sophomore year. I was selected to be on the homecoming court, I won a free class ring, and a free corsage and boutonniere for prom. I was on my way to a 4.0 grade point average. I was pulled up to Varsity basketball, I became the 100 meter hurdle regional champion, and I qualified for two events at the Division 4 State meet for track and field. In one split second, a clip of a hurdle, that was over. My first race of the day was the preliminary 100 meter hurdles. Once the race started, I was calm, focused, and determined. I was starting to make my way up to the front of the pack when I clipped my trail leg on the eighth hurdle.
Week one has passed by quickly! I think this week was very successful and I can say that I have learned many new things. This week has been an experience for me learning things about the business world. I am not a business major so I was not expecting to take these classes. I was assigned them, but have found them very beneficial. As I read through the first couple of chapters I read things I had heard before. This was a good thing that I could put the information with the terms I had heard previously.
He knew it was going to be a no excuses to lose to weather and it was going to be a good day for fans to watch football tonight. He had met with Kyle Cannon who was the quarterback for the team and a running back on the team named Dion Gordon;
My life began in privilege. From magnificent dollhouses, professional family Christmas pictures, and white picket fences, it all seemed so simple. Five-year-old me did not understand for the longest time what adversity was and how it would ever affect me. Twelve years later, I’ve come to realize that the adversity
Yousef Eldosh The lessons we take from failure can be fundamental to later success. Recount an incident or time when you experienced failure. How did it affect you, and what did you learn from the experience?
Yes, I do have several personal life experiences where I have overcame adversity and transformed into the person I am today. As a military child, I was blessed with the opportunity to spend my youth on Feltwell Royal Air Force Base in England and Eielson Air Force Base in Alaska.
Dealing with adversity and seemingly impossible challenges determines a central lesson I have learned in my life. In early childhood, I experienced severe brain injuries and a lifethreatening coma caused by a major car accident. In the following years, I struggled with dyslexia, learning deficits, and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. From 1994 to 2004, I faced a major family crisis due to the bankruptcy of my parents’ business, followed by a decade of financial uncertainty. Despite all difficulties, I enrolled in college and dealt with the accumulated stress in trauma therapy from 2008 to 2010. During this time, I also ran a successful web design and hosting company and learned first-hand about the importance of strategic positioning.
The lessons that we take from failure can be fundamental to later success. Recount an incident or time when you experienced failure. How did it affect you, and what lessons did you learn from the experience? “Ok first day at a brand new school. I can do this. “ I
The state of resiliency is the competence to recover quickly from difficulties; resilient individuals are efficient in avoiding anguish. In the past I have encountered multiple situations where there was no option but to be resilient. At a young age I experienced homelessness. My mother could not pay the bills
Almost every job requires steady focus to get your work done. If you're a copywriter, you have a deadline to meet whether or not you're "in the mood" to write the salesletter. If you're an accountant, you have to make sure all the numbers balance. It doesn't matter if you just had a messy break-up with your significant other. It just has to get done.
Being the fiery red-head that I am, I didn’t let much keep me from letting my embers leave a mark on anything they flew near. Testing my parents’ rules, like any spunky toddler would, I set out to find my next muse. When my mother moved into the garage to do laundry I decided to risk my hide to get some practice in in my “studio,” a workplace where I constantly slid across and laid down on half-naked, when the Florida heat was no match for the chill of the cool kitchen floor. With an Irish-green crayon I followed the grout between the tiles, like a conductor navigating a train down its tracks. The intricate lines of green wax traveled through the tiles, up the walls, and into the oven vents. My streak only lasted for so long, until my mom walked
In my life path, my family, friends, and interests create an unending circle, much like a charm bracelet. My family creates the clasp that serves as a strong foundation, and holds my life together. My friends serve as the chain that connects me to my interests and hobbies. My hobbies and interests make me unique, just like a charm bracelet. Without the clasp, chain, or charms, my life bracelet would be
Battling Barriers I was twelve years old when my family immigrated to the United States from India. Moving to a new continent with an unfamiliar culture was a difficult experience within itself, and getting enrolled into a new school, was the most appalling part of it. I remember feeling a wave of panic as the doors to my middle school opened that morning as I rushed inside along with hundreds of other children, as we try to navigate ourselves through the crowded cafeteria. I remember walking over to the lunch lines to buy breakfast on my first day of school, and with confidence, I approached the woman standing beside the breakfast cart and asked “Can I buy a sweet bun please?” She leaned closer and said, “pardon me?” “I want the sweet bun”, I
In my 38 years of life, I’ve had to overcome plenty of obstacles. When examining my life, especially in my younger years, it showed me life consists of an assortment of minor and major obstacles. Facing an obstacle, especially a major one, and conquering it, awards me a triumphant