My son Kaleb was born May 24 2008, and from that moment on I wanted to give him everything he deserves. I tried to go back to college right after my son was born, but I had no idea what I wanted to do for my future and taking care of Kaleb wasn't cheap. I was constantly working to pay for the expenses of Kaleb, while paying for the rest of the expenses I had. Finally four years later, I made the best decision I could for my family and that was going back to school. One of the many reasons why I came back was that I did not was to continue being in a factory the rest of my life.
Joining drill team my freshman year was an experience that helped call to mind memories of the past. Freshman year was the first time ever in my life I believed the excitement and pride of accomplishing something because little did I know what I was doing when I was younger. After that I thought I could put myself out there and accomplish more. It was the start of something different and little did I know it would shape my high school years around it. Drill team gave me the knowledge that grades in high school do play an important role in life and I knew that if I put enough heart into it I would succeed.
When I decided to go back to school, knew that college would help me refresh my brain in certain areas that I may need improvement on. I also returned to school because I want a job that will fit with me. Since I have been out of high school, I have had quite a few jobs. The jobs that were employed at, I knew that those jobs were what I did not want to have a career out of for the rest of my life. So, after all the different jobs I had back to back and me not being satisfied with either one.
Getting older I went thru a phase where I always wanted to cover up (jacket, big clothes ect), but after that phase I became comfortable in my own skin. Embraced who I was and begin loving me. Learning about the Transtheoretical model of behavior change helped me to clearly understand the many changes I been thru and are currently going thru today. The first stage is pre contemplation where I was in denial that a problem existed; I did not intend to start a healthy behavior in the near future and was very unaware of
This is what motivated me to want to change myself and become a better person before it was too late. I started getting good grades in school and realized what I needed to do my best to get away and experience life outside of my community. My family is the reason why I want to help people. I think that if the right people were in place when my family has made this life changing decision they wouldn’t have slipped up so bad. I see a lot of people that have a lot of talent to reach new heights but they allow childish ways and mistakes keep them from reaching their full potential.
Although I constantly hear various persons tell me to think of a more realistic place for college I still am trying to pursue my dream of moving to the east coast. Regardless of what people tell me I feel that you can only get stronger by constantly challenging yourself in life so you can better yourself. I have a dream to one day be able to walk again and I plan to make that dream a reality. I’ve come across many hardships throughout my short life. Growing up without my parents in my life was the most difficult thing I have ever gone through, I felt as if they did not want me simply because I was disabled and it was difficult for them which sparked some of my
To me, my cultural artifact speech felt like it was just going to naturally flow out. I practiced it several times but every time I practiced the speech I found myself changing bits and pieces of it. My Livestrong bracelet means so much to me and to talk about it sounded like it was going to be easy, but I was wrong. I did not stick to my outline, I feel like because I didn’t decide on one last final draft is why my speech delivery wasn’t good. Not staying with my speech outline it made me nervous and because I didn’t want to stumble, I stumbled
3 Key Events That Defined My Life When I was growing up, I never really understood how my past would define my future. I’ve been through a lot of things good and bad that made me a better person. Growing up I had to learn that it’s not about pleasing others but, pleasing yourself. So, I stared doing things that I knew wasn’t right. I wanted to whatever I wanted to do to fit in.
I always tell my kids that a college education is a key to success in life. I set myself as an example, after being out of school for so many years and then going back to college, takes a lot of motivation, dedication, and commitment. I want to better myself, my family, and to be able to say I accomplished my goal. Goals and accomplishments are two big priorities, which I value them exceedingly having the desire to reach them in life. In order to accomplish goals, a plan must be laid out.
No matter where I would go or what I would do I had to overcome that anxiety just, so I could open that front door and go outside. I had let it hold me back in the past and it had stopped me from doing so much that I wanted to do. When I started classes at our local college, Central Alabama Community College, I use to be terrified to get out of the car and go inside. I had the fear of being judged based on my age, height, weight, clothes, etc. One evening my children asked me when was I going to start going back to school, I always responding