With this pregnancy, the dad didn’t know about it, and I knew he wouldn’t help me because he has two girls that he doesn’t see or support. Adoption was the best thing I could think of. I knew it would be the hardest decision ever in my life. I wanted the baby to go with a family that couldn’t have kids. I knew I couldn’t care for the baby like I wanted to.
Some of my goals were to learn English, otherwise I wouldn’t be able to communicate and succeed as an immigrant. The decision to come to USA was my parents decision , at first it was hard because I didn’t like the idea, but later on I realize that I didn’t have other option so I decided to start learning . “In America everybody can be successful and if we try hard everybody can make their dreams come true” my teacher used to always tell me that and I could never forget it even when she forgets to told me that it wouldn’t be easy. At first I felt that I could never learn, because when I was listening it sounds like people said 1000 words without pause. Well that’s because I don’t know how to speak it an I try to listen what people said, but it always got me confused Last name 2 because when I read, it was so different from what I heard.
Writing Assessment 5_06 “Why College Education is Important to Me” September 22, 2014 Call me crazy, but pursuing a college education is a long lost, almost forgotten dream of mine. There are many significant reasons why a college education has always been important to me. The Associates degree I obtained over twenty years ago helped me acquire better employment opportunities, income and benefits than I would have received otherwise. Brought up in an “old school” household, college was certainly discouraged and assumed out of the question for me because I was female. This irrational parental logic held me back for a time but did not keep me from eventually attending college on my own.
Although I had conditions when he gave it to me, I was told not to let my boyfriend at the time to drive it and if I did he would take the truck back. Of course my dad never liked anyone I dated, I was a magnet for losers, and it was like I had a sign on my forehead that read “If you have no job, no car and need a place to stay, I’m your girl”! I can joke about it now, but at the time I didn’t see that! My parents saw straight threw through the guys I would bring home. I
Life has changed for me in so many ways when making this decision. As a single mother I thought I would never have made it this far. Being the only daughter of my mother my two brothers graduated from college with honour and has good jobs. I had a young baby and did not complete my high school education. I see my friends getting good jobs and pursuing their education and I was a sixteen year old mother with nothing to look forward to.
Stress, up-rooting from our hometown, not having a father in my life, all these things I am just starting to realize, affected me in many more ways than I thought. It brought out a competitive, stubborn streak in me that has helped me achieve many things in my life. The biggest challenge I would have to say was moving from Europe at the age of 21 to North America. Not only was I leaving behind everything I knew, all my friends and most of my extended family, but I was also starting a whole new chapter of my life called adulthood. I was determined to move out of my parents’ house, get a job and support myself.
Whenever I needed to schedule a doctor’s appointment, my dad always made me do it for myself. It bothered me that my dad would not help me with certain things. I felt as if I had matured way too fast. Looking back at it I realize I am more mature than most people my age, but this is a good thing. Meg goes through a similar situation when they must save Charles Wallace.
When someone has committed to spend their life with another person, they have two people to care for, themselves and their partner. Even though I believe marriage is a beautiful experience, it can make one forget about themselves and their life aside from their wife or husband. I know firsthand, that this can have drastic consequences. A few years ago my dad was diagnosed with diabetes and instead of treating it as recommended; he ignored the issue until it significantly affected his family’s life and himself. Because my dad was too busy raising and caring for his own family, he did not give himself enough attention and as an effect to his diabetes, he became extremely violent, which almost caused my parents to divorce.
Alcohol is nothing to be messing around with until your 21 or older, I made that mistake and now I have to pay the consequences. I know I made a stupid decision and I regret it and I know I won’t be making that same mistake again. Some negative effects of underage drinking can lead to the loss of friendships and relationships with loved ones, . The possibility of losing my license due to drinking underage would be horrible, I would have no way to school and also it would affect my siblings since I have to go and pick them up. Im lucky that I didn’t get in as much trouble as I should have and im very thankful for that I didn’t mean to do anything wrong but I know that I was wrong for drinking underage.
He was the most important person that led Emily’s behavior and made her act the way she did. Even when her father had died, Emily was still under his control. Because of the pressure that Emily’s father put on her, Emily’s mind and even her actions became very strange and altered. Emily’s father not only controlled her actions and how she felt about things, but he also affected her love and relationships with other men. Her father had said, “None of the young men were quite good enough for Miss Emily and such.” (364) Her father never allowed her to make her own decisions even when she was almost 30 years old.