“MY SELF PORTRAIT”
As a college freshman the hardest question to answer is “Who Am I”? . My life towards getting a college degree and achieving my goals have now begun. My name is Latchmie Kanhai. I am 24 years old born and raised in Queens, NY. My nationality is American, religion Hindu. I was raised in a very loving and caring family. My father left when I was 2, leaving my mom to raise my brother and I on her own with the help of my grandparents (maternal), 3 uncles, and my aunt. Growing up my mother worked 2 jobs and went to school to provide for us and make sure we had what we needed. Watching my mother struggle everyday day made me the person I am today.
When I look at myself I see so many different things, some are things I learned in the past and will carry with me on to my career of becoming a nurse. My decision to pursue a career in nursing came from my personal and professional experiences. I started working in medical offices at the age of 15, my experience of taking care of people, secretarial work, and working with doctors began and as each day passed my passion for nursing grew day by day. When I was 18 I found out my grandmother had cancer, doctors did everything to help her fight but nothing helped. I knew she didn’t have much longer to live, but I did all I could to help my grandma cope with her daily problems. I learned a lot from that experience also. When my grandmother passed away May of 06’ I promised her I would work as hard as I can to achieve my goals and dreams of becoming a highly qualified, experience, and competent nurse.
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