Notable Woman

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The words of Amelia Earhart, "Courage is the price that life exacts for granting peace with yourself" can be related to the woman I have chosen.

I have chosen to write about a woman who has been an inspiration in my life. She has inspired me to continue my education as well as to grow in my field of work. Due to the Professor’s instructions, I will keep my chosen woman’s identity confidential, although she made it clear in our interview that she wouldn’t mind inspiring other women by announcing her name.

I will begin by introducing her as a Puerto Rican young woman born in the Harlem Hospital in New York and raised in The Bronx, on a hot 30th day of June in the year 1976. She was the first of three bright young women. As a child she was raised very religiously, always being reminded that everything is possible in God. She was born and raised in church and as a child loved singing to the almighty. At home with her parents and two younger sisters, she was always energetic and ready to take charge. She tells me that as a young girl she always loved teaching her younger sisters everything she knew. Her parents never achieved an education, her father only made it to high school and her mom never made it out of elementary school. Born and raised in Puerto Rico, her parents were forced by their parents to leave school and work to help maintain their homes. Her father worked in a metal warehouse and had no time to sit and help her with her school work. Her mom never learned to write and read due to never finishing elementary school. So she found herself staying after school everyday and receiving all kinds of tutoring so that she would be able to pass grade, and she did. While growing up she had to be her sister’s tutor and hel...

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...or her career she stood with courage and achieved all her dreams. Among the many things she inspired me with, I would have to say that she has given me courage to continue what I once started many years ago and make my life and my son’s life better. She has inspired me to reach for the stars and to realize that our horizons are as wide as we want it to be. She has taught me many lessons that I will carry with myself and that I will teach my child. I told her that I am not a person that desires or wish to be like anyone else, but if I were to want to be like her it would be because of her courage and achievements. She has been the first in her family to graduate and make a career out of it, and I would love to follow in her footsteps and achieve my goals and dreams. I thanked her for giving me the opportunity of interviewing her and being a witness to her notable life.
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