Firstly, Sommers stated how she tries to teach her daughters to be optimistic. Secondly, Sommers stated of how she wants the students to use themselves as sources.” Finally, at the end of the essay Sommers writes, "Having the courage to live with uncertainty, ambiguity, even doubt, we can walk into all of those fields of writing.” Sommers stated how she tries to teach her daughter to be optimistic. The writer states that,”Despite the sheer facts of her life, despite the accumulation of grim knowable data,” her mother was optimistic. Sommers tell the reader of how her family fled from Germany when she was thirteen and how her grandparents were killed by Nazis. Sommers is trying to teach her daughters that there is more out there and that they can be optimistic, despite what may be going on in our lives.
My plans are to not only use education as a tool to prepare myself for a profession, but also to help me become a self sufficient individual who is fully prepared for life. Continuing my education in counseling has been my ultimate goal. Now, I will be able to help others by providing the necessary orientation in aspects of life such as: marriage, substance abuse that can make a difference in society. My parents did not realize all the important values I had learned from them. I believe that those values lead me to pursue my goals.
Witnessing my mother going through her struggles and overcome her addiction crack to gain her life and family back has helped me to see there is a future. Watching my stepdad accept my mother with all her faults in the beginning of their relationship and be there to help her heal taught me this lesson. I learned to forgive and forget and use your past as your lesson for the future. Today, my mother is a focused, stronger person because of what she went through. She has gained more than what she had before.
I’ve always tried to show more of an independent role as a student, and help others who don’t quite understand the things that I do. I would tutor other students in whatever subject they needed help on and encourage them not to give up. I would want people to look at me and see that I have the qualities of being a leader. There are many instances where I have showed leadership, but I would have to say most of my time has been involved in various group projects. I have served an abundant amount of my time by giving back to my community.
As we go through life, certain people and surroundings will have an impact on the way we develop our understanding about life that influences us for a lifetime. The influence of family and culture in our everyday lives has been a repetitive cycle in every generation. Jamaica Kincaid’s poem, “Girl”, provides clear insight of a mother’s lifelong advice to her daughter to guide her on becoming a commendable woman. In the poem, a parent appoints her daughter what to do and how to do it. Based on the mother’s tone in the text, she wants to create a mirror-image of herself to her daughter.
Leticia Downing August 31, 2012 COLL-148-61597 Professor: Daniel Lordess Using and Evaluating Your Guiding Statement: Journal Assignment Guiding Statement: Respect to me is a very important aspect to have in life. I first respect myself, others, and expect others to treat me with respect as well. Without commitment in life it’s hard to accomplish goals, live happy, etc. I commit myself to God, my family, and my goals in life. I also believe that to value Love is very important to my life.
Values are what you want and need to achieve the goals you set for yourself and your family. Values can be obtained in many different ways. The most important piece for building values is your family. I am responsible as a mother for teaching my children what is right or wrong before, any other influence reaches them. I can only wish that what I have already instilled in my two children is a reflection of myself as a parent.
I’ve learned to depend on God who is the most important person in my life. I’ve learned that no matter what life sets up for me I’m an over comer and through him all things are possible. Many people would often say: “That their mother or father, president, or pastor would bring them inspiration and would be most important in their life,” but I can truly say that at this point in my life God has my undivided attention and I am his number one
You can be honest without telling people exactly what you are thinking, because some things are better left unsaid. Trust / Reliability Trust is something I truly value in one´s character. I learned it the hard way that not everyone can be trusted and trust needs to be earned. Reliability is under the same category. In decision making one needs to have earned trust so the decision itself can be relied on.
These two remarkable individuals would service great role models for me as parents, which is why I choose them. If I were to choose a mother figure fore me I would definitely choose Clara Barton. To begin with, she has the characteristics that I would love to be passed on to me such as; her love towards her work and her