By being approachable and interesting, my World History teacher in my freshman year of high school opened my eyes to the connections between a society's culture and its history and broadened my view of cultures and the world. While these influences mean much to me and have contributed greatly to my development, they came too easily to mind. The fact that I could sit down and write a list of how these people influenced me suggests that the influence did not alter me in any profound way. These people are all my elders, and perhaps I feel distanced from them. The person whose influence shook me to the deepest level is a person whose influence is nearly impossible to describe.
With my mom’s loving nature and my dad’s strong upbringing, I feel as if their parenting styles shaped me into the individual I am today. I never have been really confident in myself until my junior year in high school. Due to n... ... middle of paper ... ...e same everyone has their own style of leadership. Each leader has their own positive and negative qualities and that’s because no one is perfect. I personally believe in uplifting people and encouraging them to do their best.
But this year's senior class has gone out of their way to be love, care for, and nurture the underclassmen. Don't get me started on Sean! His popularity among the freshmen has just soared! Underclassmen lovingly refer to Sean as evil. Brie has been a mentor to the whole junior class.
It only seems right since he is known for his theories about the lifelong implications of lessons learned in childhood and it is clear that Reece and his family will feel the reverberations from these stressful years for the rest of their lives. Scholars point to his “life-span model of human development” as one which revolutionized developmental thought (Sokol, 2009). He placed a heavy value on the social environment of each child, believing that it influenced the child’s development. In the case of Reece, his parents were extremely supportive, if somewhat overwhelmed, but his teachers and caregivers at his first school were extremely unsupportive. That adds to the social element of Erikson’s “psychosocial” theory.
In addition to being immersed in a new culture and weather, I was starting over and had to hold my own for the first time. I had to make new friends, create my own schedule, and take care of myself. My first semester had all of these challenges and more. I fell for modern love and got dumped, realized I did not want to pursue my ‘dream major,’ and my grandpa died; all testing my newly reconstructed mentally healthy state of mind. In hindsight I am proud of myself for getting by and even consider my time here the best months of my life
Despite challenges the author Frank O’Connor faces in An Only Child, he has two particularly strong role models to keep him focused on his future. His mother and his teacher Daniel Corkery are the most influential people in his life and regards both of them with utmost respect and admiration. His mother, his main parental figure because of his father’s unpredictability, is his role model in home and in life. He greatly admires how she overcame her difficult childhood growing up as an orphan and how she continues to overcome the struggles they face as a family. Daniel Corkery, one of O’Connor’s instructors at school, acts as a guiding, supportive father figure in his life.
I know my parents never told us but you can bet on it, my parents were more than glad to see that we were getting a great advantage, an advantage that they didn 't have. Time went on and I moved schools, promoted from middle school and began my high school career. There is a lot of events in those years that I wished I would 've handled better and wish some did not occur but it is because of my actions that I am here today. A tremendously terrified senior ready to take on the real world yet willing to do it all to reach my
One promise, one little promise that I made with my dad has changed my life more than I could have imagined. Considering the promise we made, a couple years after his death, my mom met a decent guy, who later became my step dad. Subsequently, he took all three of us to the United States and that gave me an opportunity for a better education and a new life. However, not brushing up on my English was one of the mistakes that I had made. Despite making such mistake, it has somehow, led me to meet many great people in my life and has me going through experiences that I would have never thought of, that eventually helped me in furthering my education.
My interest for immigration issues became important when I was in Middle School because I was part of the Migrant Education Program where we learned to appreciate our background and understand why our families had to migrate every four to six months. It wasn’t until high school that my passion for Immigration Law started and this was due in large part to my Senior Project; in which I did fieldwork, research and applied for my Citizenship. Thanks to the stunning job that I did I was honored in the local newspaper, which was amazing because never did I think that I would be the chosen one. While at the University of the Pacific, I also decided to major in Sociology, Spanish and Pre-Law so I can work with non-profit organizations and immigrant families to help them with different issues. ... ... middle of paper ... ...mmunity.
I never knew the happenings in one year could impact my future. It was the social pain of junior year that taught me to be my true self and embrace my suppressed person. It was the drama of junior year, which taught me how to analyze a situation and consider all the variables before I made a big decision. It was the academic obstacles of junior year which boosted my thrive to exce... ... middle of paper ... ...ademic hardships. Even though I lost so much during junior year, I was unaware of the fact that secretly I was actually gaining a great deal of life experiences and real-life lessons for the future.