Smack right in the middle of the country, Saint Louis has always been the bane of this now grown man’s so called childhood existence. Little did I know, most all teenagers going through their preadolescent years often feel the same way. Yet, this is not one of those stories, This is a snap shot of what it was like growing up in Saint Louis. More than almost anything, the first image that’s triggered in reflection on where I grew up are images of my friends. I lived in a tight knit community that fostered the ideal-children do not belong in the house predominately.
Also the last stage is to integrate a new perspective into your life pattern. That means to find something that will make new changes in your life or goals that will work. Next ask a friend to look it over and they can see a new perspective. Thy can make some new assumption into your pattern. My life has been full of experiences in which transitional learning took place.
Activity 2.2 1. Professional dreams I have are to make a lot of money and to have a career with stability. Personal dreams I have are vacations, traveling around the world and to stay healthy. Activity 4.1 1. The people I usually look most to in a hurry for information is my family, and a great friend by the name of Elizabeth.
Adoption in American: Searching for a Family Have you ever thought about being a foster parent or adopting a child? Two-hundred and fifty thousand children are removed from their biological families and placed in foster care annually in the United States. (Sparks) Many children will be returned to their biological families after measures are put in place to ensure their safety and well-being. What about the children that are not returned to their families? I have learned that approximately 120,000 children are adopted annually in the United States, but 115,000 children are left in foster care searching for there forever families.
My family also taught me things like riding a bike, cooking, doing well in school, and just having a passion for something. I will not say that it is impossible to make it in life without having people in your corner but life is so much easier when you have a good support system around you. The affect this microsystem, family, has had on my life has been one of great magnitude and volume in that it was the foundation to who I am, and it continues to have an effect on my actions and thought today. Throughout our lives we have a plethora of people who come in our lives and make an impression on our growth and development. Three groups of people who have been the most important and influential in my life are my family, my friends, and my fraternity brothers.
I was scared, I knew this wasn’t right but I also knew it was the only way to see my parents again. My parents immigrated to the United States when I was three. My father had worked for several years all over the US following the harvesting season and was granted residency through an Amnesty Bill that was signed by Ronald Reagan in 1986. My mother was granted residency but I was not due to improper paperwork filing. The memories that I have over the ten years of “crossing over” are memories that I will never forget.
The Highway Ahead I was born the youngest of my parents’ four children, in Berat, Albania. Except for two years when I was five and six years old, I spent my formative years in Tirana, the capitol of Albania, where I benefited from material comforts, excellent schools, and abundant opportunities for cultural and recreational activities. I began my college education in the fall of 1989 at Academy of Beauty Arts, the institute of arts in Tirana, Albania. During the previous summer, I worked on an assembly line at Birra Tirana, in Tirana, Albania. This experience motivated me to avoid that sort of work in the future.
As a seventeen year old, I do not have the experience to know exactly what I want to accomplish, but one thing I do have is the high spirited personality that enables me to make friends on my way to a successful life. I am proud of this quality because it had helped me overcome challenges that try to prevent me from reaching my destiny. One of the challenges that came on my way was starting a new life in United States. I was very excited to learn that I was going to live in America. On September 2, 2005, I finally arrived in America.
Anissa Rago If you trace your thoughts back to a couple decades ago, and think about what children aspired to be “when they grew up”, you will most likely find your thoughts scrambling from doctors to lawyers to your rare occasion pop star. Now fast forward to today, the same question has been asked and the tables have most definitely turned. “Last year, a survey found that the top three career aspirations for five to 11 year olds in Britain were sports star, pop star, and actor compared with teacher, banker, and doctor 25 years ago. The number of child performance licenses, issued by councils to pupils who miss three or more days of school per half-year to perform, increased, in five years, by 80%. At Stagecoach, the performing arts school franchise, student numbers leapt from 12,000 in 1999 to 36,000 today” (Brockes).