A Journey Amongst Friends I was fortunate enough to go to nursing school with my best friend Harley. We had gone to school since Elementary school. I knew that if we did it together that I would make it to graduation. I was right we did make it to graduation. We had some difficulties and it was a very stressful time in our lives, but we made it.
Ever since I was little there have always been two careers that have sparked my interest and that I’ve wanted to pursue. The first career is nursing, which I got from my Aunt who attended Illinois State University. She really enjoyed ISU and loves her nursing job today. We’ve always been really close and she’s inspired me to not only become a nurse, but attend ISU as well. She is the one person in my family whom I have a lot in common with, and it would mean so much to me if I could follow in her footsteps.
I then realized once more how incredibly lucky I was to be able to have a baby and the chance to love, care, and nurture him. In the back of my mind I knew choosing adoption for my child would be the most loving and unselfish decision that I could make. My child would be able to have all the opportunities and experiences that I want for
“They always played a big role in my life, and encouraged me to be a more open person… a more outspoken person.” Nai believes that this encouragement made her stronger in comparison to her initially shy and soft spoken personality. Now, Nai stands up for what she believes in and speaks out. At the age of 23 and out of foster care for five years, today Nai is studying to become a pharmacist at Stanislaus State University. When asked if she still has a relationship with her former foster family, Nai responds, “I’m definitely still really close to them. I visit them on holidays… I still call them mom and dad.
Many times the children I worked with came in hungry, tired, and sometimes dirty. Many of them came from dangerous living areas where they was a lot of drugs, shootings, and violence. So for me as a teacher a lot of times it forced me to put all my problems aside because I realized that each one of those children that were in my care needed my smile, hugs, love, and support. Belfield, C. R., Nores, M., Barnett, S., & Schweinhart, L. (2006). The High/Scope Perry Preschool Program.
After being indulged in this project with Gloria, it really helped me to get to know her more. Gloria was very caring, intelligent, and also ambitious. In her spare time, she participated in community service activities; she believed that it was very important to give back to the community. She would go to homeless shelters and help serve food during the holidays. In addition, every Saturday she attended a community college to tutor kids with special needs.
My father has always been my support system in my return to school. My father has always been there for me when I needed him the most. I always was in good and healthy living arrangements, so I never wanted for anything. Returning to school was a good decision for me and everybody I would say because the economy is at an all-time low. Stability is one of the reasons why I chose to return to school because I would someday be able to help my father the way he helped me and my family for myself as well.
Observant and wise, my mom always said Olga and I had a special connection. Whether it was playing in the backyard or trying to block out her noisy snoring during the night, she was unlike anything else. But as days went on, guilt built up. Our whole family didn’t like to see Olga’s sad, neglected face when we drove away to go on with our daily routines. So after many pleads and pleases to my parents, it wouldn’t just be one bulldog at the Browning household.
These qualities ultimately tend to be possessed by true heroes. I have not always always acted with great heroism, especially while dealing with extreme issues, my battle with depression though tested me to show what I believe to be a since of heroism. Middle school was an extremely difficult time for me, bullies and teachers sought me out every day and acted with tremendous displeasure towards me. I valiantly to prove the kids whom crushed me and made comments that left a permanent impression on my brain. My parents, after my consistent begging and pleading, graciously offered me the opportunity to attend Northwest Middle School.