I had to learn to adjust life without my sibling because my mom did not have enough money for them to be with us and adapt to a new culture. During this my mother and I ended up homeless during the winter months, this was the most brutal and embarrassing time of our life. In my teenage life I have overcome many obstacles; Even though we were living in poverty my mother had high expectation for her children and graduating from high school was just the beginning unfortunately I stumble again, I failed my Math Regent and did not graduate but I was determined not to be discouraged .
I joined the military and blossom into a new person deployed to Iraq twice and overcomes combat situation. This new adventure is where I gained my leadership roles but was still internally desired for my education. I met a special person and he had a degree and I left out my education equivalency after marrying I sneaked to a GED class and pass in three months. I was ready to start a new beginning and was allowing anything stop me in my tracks, BSW in 2014 and certainly ready to attack my MSW. I have the determination and has endured life realm to be where I am today. I have no regret for the outcome of life it has made me into the person that I am today; I hav...
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...tured my level of thinking to a different level. Even though I have worked with Iraqi family I did not get to really understand the custom, currently, I am working with an Iraqi family and they are giving me the opportunity to learn their customs, values, religion and language. EXPLORE MORE
Graduate school would be a struggle and a sacrifice for my family mentally and emotionally with two kids in school, my husband working and also preparing for graduate school but we are dedicated to accomplishing this journey for a moment. Honestly, I cannot quit my obligation to work but would take my nights and weekends to study. To be able to stay insane I have to take care of myself. One hour in the gym should be solved that problem, I am scared about the challenged but I would not be first and the last person to accomplish the MSW program.
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