Being abandoned by my loved ones is one of my insecurities, since childhood. Ive been through rough times my entire childhood from being with one parent to another or being on streets all alone. I never thought anyone would ever be interested in me or even if they did, they would use me and then walk out my life. My whole perspective on relationships changed when my boyfriend walked into my life. I thought it wouldn’t last or he’ll be flirting with other girls and what not.
Ellen says “I came a long way to get here but when you think about it really hard you will see that old Starletta came even farther… And all this time I thought I had the hardest row to hoe” Like Ellen did, it is important for everyone to look back into their life and see what they have learned. Doing so cannot change ones past but only add to their future. Ellen will always carry the horrors of her childhood with her but by using all of her assets that she gained throughout the book her future can be enriched.
Both of these poems reveal the struggle the parents go through in order to provide for their family. Whenever someone mentions the word “mother”, one always tend to think of a very kind and caring figure who always whishes the best for her children. In the poem “Mother to Son” by Langston Huges, a mother is telling her son about the obstacles she had to overcome in order to get to the position she is in right now. There comes many moments in our life when we just want to give up and let fate handle everything. We face many difficulties that may not seem we can overcome but we should never give up right away.
Through All the hardships in my life this one is definitely the hardest on me and my whole family. I remembered a quote from a book called the Glass Castle that I really took to heart and I use that as motivation to keep my mindset on my goals and not let the bad things distract me from what I want in life. The quote that has changed this mindset was “Things usually work out in the end." "What if they don 't?" "That just means you haven 't come to the end yet.” ― Jeannette Walls, The Glass Castle This quote helped me feel better and concentrate for my better future.
I always think about the needs and wants of others and how my decisions will affect others, that I have neglected myself. I have become so consumed with providing for others that I have forgotten what makes me “me”. I am unhappy with how my life is currently going and I see lots of room for improvement. I want to be happy and I also want to be a strong an influential role model for my daughters. The first “bump” in the road came right after we moved into our new home, I was seven months pregnant with my youngest daughter and my oldes... ... middle of paper ... ...a totally different direction.
The reason I believe that choices affect our lives so greatly is because most of us our given a fair chance in todays world. An example from my life is being able to get over family problems with my dad. I made a life choice not to have contact with him because of the man I saw when I was a child. The troubles in my family will help me be a strong and more independent person throughout my life. Having independence will help me continue to grow into a hopefully more successful adult.
I thought about how I would never see my friends again, how I couldn't play soccer after school anymore, and realizing just how the childhood I had was lost. When I started school the next in America, I was shocked. My father advised me that this would be a big challenge, and that only the fit would survive in this volatile world. So I understood what was to come, and would most definitely try my hardest to make my father proud. I took the challenge head on, but honestly I was afraid.
I’m spiritual in my own unique way. I’m a person that is trying their best to be good just like everyone else. Bad things have happened to me since Brianna died and I’m sure many more will. However, my outlook on life has forever changed and I hope that in the future, I will continue to grow and learn and continue to be accepting of everyone. Ultimately, I really do believe that whoever or whatever created the world did a pretty good job of it.
She then came to realize that she is not any different than anyone else and she fits in with both, the illegal immigrants and the "real" Americans. I believe that Andreu 's biggest challenges as a child were when her grandfather died in South America, and her and her mother had to leave the country to attend the funeral. It was a challenge because they had no legal way of coming back into the U.S. and they were stuck in Argentina for two years. Resulting in her having to get smuggled back into the United States. In the first place, Andreu 's notes, "We couldn 't get a visa to return.
As far back as I can recall, I remember hearing people discussing how a family bond is the strongest bond of them all. Family will always be there and accept you just the way you are. What happens when your family are the very people who knock you down and don’t accept you? I have been trying to answer that question for quite sometime now. I decided I needed to reassess my life and in doing that I stopped all communication with the people who caused me the most pain; my grandparents and my aunt, who conveniently lived together.