As his vicious voice grew louder and louder my pride was being diminished faster than I could
ever imagine. I could hear his words inside my head saying, “You don’t need to get an education
to get a job. You are going to end up in the same place either way.” My dad was trying to
convince me to drop out of school and find a job. My mind was confused but I could not give up
on my dreams of becoming someone in life.
Both of my parents were born in Zacatecas, Mexico. They migrated in a quest for a better life to
Colorado about twenty-three years ago. I have one older sister and one nephew. My sister’s
husband died not too long ago. It has been hard on my family to move on but we manage to
keep our heads up and hope for a better tomorrow. My mom has heart problems and can hardly
do any type of work. My dad has no education and his job potential is very limited.
The hardest problem in my life has been to see my parents separate. I have lived in multiple
homes because of their issues. It is very difficult to establish a stable life when unexpected
situations keep on bring me down. This experience has made me see problems from different
points of views; I am able to see that all actions have reactions that can affect the people I love. I
am determined to stand up on my feet and stand up for what I believe. There is nothing I can’t
do if I can get an opportunity to show what I can accomplish.
One of the major aspects of life that has changed my character has been community service.
Helping people is something I love to do. I don’t do community service because society says is
the right thing to do or because school requires students to do it, no, I do it because there is
nothing more rewarding than the feeling of knowing that I have impacted someone’s life and
made it a little bit better. Doing community service has taught me to appreciate and value the
things I have.
My life purpose is that one day when I am gone someone will think of me and will...