My Past, Present and Future Psy202

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My Past, Present, and Future Tawnya M. Parks PSY202: Adult Development and Life Assessment (ABB1227O) Professor Giselle Gourrier 11 Jul 12 Sample Outline 1. What are some of your favorite memories? a. Family times b. Grandparents farm/cows/picking beans c. Hanging out with friends (Erik Erikson, 1950) 2. What did you want to become when you grew up? a. Detective/SVU b. Social worker/Counselor 3. What was your family like? a. Close knit b. Oldest of four children c. Babysit for parents/working late 4. Do you have your own family now? a. First marriage (Five levels of resiliency, Al Siebert, Ph.D.) b. Fiancé/Daughter 5. What are your greatest achievements so far? a. Children b. Overcoming abuse/helping others out (Corsini, 1994, p. 390) c. Overcoming divorce/loneliness (Witt and Mossler, pg. 163) 6. What are your personal, professional, and academic goals? a. Showing my children it is never too late to go to school b. Obtaining a job as a social worker/counselor c. Earning my college degree It is hard to believe at 36, here I am writing a college paper about my life. My plan was to go to college while I was in the Air Force, but I met Adam and had my first daughter Monique at the age of 19. Not what I had in mind, but life has a way of presenting itself when it wants. In this paper, I will describe how I got to this point in my life and where I would like to be down the road. I will incorporate the adult development theories I have read so far in this class. So sit down, grab a cold glass of your favorite drink, maybe a snack, relax and hope you enjoy my life and what my future entails. Looking back, I remember every Sunday night was family night. We would sit around the kitchen

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