My Past, Present, and Future
Tawnya M. Parks
PSY202: Adult Development and Life Assessment (ABB1227O)
Professor Giselle Gourrier
11 Jul 12
1. What are some of your favorite memories?
a. Family times
b. Grandparents farm/cows/picking beans
c. Hanging out with friends (Erik Erikson, 1950)
2. What did you want to become when you grew up?
b. Social worker/Counselor
3. What was your family like?
a. Close knit
b. Oldest of four children
c. Babysit for parents/working late
4. Do you have your own family now?
a. First marriage (Five levels of resiliency, Al Siebert, Ph.D.)
5. What are your greatest achievements so far?
b. Overcoming abuse/helping others out (Corsini, 1994, p. 390)
c. Overcoming divorce/loneliness (Witt and Mossler, pg. 163)
6. What are your personal, professional, and academic goals?
a. Showing my children it is never too late to go to school
b. Obtaining a job as a social worker/counselor
c. Earning my college degree
It is hard to believe at 36, here I am writing a college paper about my life. My plan was to go to college while I was in the Air Force, but I met Adam and had my first daughter Monique at the age of 19. Not what I had in mind, but life has a way of presenting itself when it wants. In this paper, I will describe how I got to this point in my life and where I would like to be down the road. I will incorporate the adult development theories I have read so far in this class. So sit down, grab a cold glass of your favorite drink, maybe a snack, relax and hope you enjoy my life and what my future entails.
Looking back, I remember every Sunday night was family night. We would sit around the kitchen table and play games or just discuss our weekend. No matter what, we had to be at the dinner table...