Life Is What You Make It

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Life is what You Make It Do you remember as a child when people asked you “what do you want to be when you grow up?” Most kids would say a fireman, athlete, doctor, police officer, or teacher. I knew that I always wanted to be a nurse because my mother is a nurse and she loves what she does. Life is not always planned and goes the way you want it. But life is what you make it. Throughout your life you are given many obstacles and it’s up to you to follow the right path. I have experienced many life changing events and it has made me who I am today. On my 17th birthday, I went to volunteer at a local soup kitchen. Instead of asking for gifts, I just wanted to give back to the community, by helping less fortune people in times of need. Little did I know on September 13, 2011 would be the day that changed the way I viewed my life. As I walked through the doors I was nervous, anxious, and curious. I did not know how to act or even what I should say to the homeless people. The coordinator put me on the waitressing job, which consisted of fixing their drinks and serving them their food. With butterflies in my stomach, I blinked my eyes and the next thing you know they were entering the door. When I saw the people I no longer felt nervous, anxious, and curious. The people were normal human beings just like me. Some were old, young, and of all different races. I noticed that not all the people were homeless; some just didn’t have any money to purchase them a decent meal. The feeling that I experienced volunteering at the soup kitchen was amazing and sad. I was so happy I was there to give a helping hand to the soup kitchen. I became a little teary eyed because I saw babies with worn down clothes and shoes on. Witnessing all these things I saw at the soup kitchen made me even more grateful and thankful for the life God has provide for me. I had one hour left in my

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