Kathy Unguent Professor Honey English 101 January 29, 2012 Anything is Possible If I looked back at myself a year ago I can’t deny that wasn’t me. I looked back a year ago and seen not even a glimpse of a bright light at the end of my tunnel. My family didn’t give me any type of direction nor support. I was forced out of my home and this led me to start making decisions on my own. I balanced school and over- night shifts. I abstained from going to an alternative school in Pulses, which was an hour and half from shelter and into a Ludicrous like neighborhood.
The decisions I eve made in the past gave me no hope to strive to find a meaning for the upcoming days. Then again, how can you see the future if you only lived for the moment? In the mist of my family and school problems I came across a gentlemen that I quickly fell for. His name was Michael and he was going into his second semester of college. On the other hand, I was still struggling to get out of my third high school. Ironically, his mother was an educator which made it hard to introduce myself with my circumstances, hiding from her preconception of me.
My friends were now in allege, while I was sitting in an alternative school. It was very difficult for me to attend school and balance my over-night shifts as a waitress so I can support myself financially. Not only was I going through the stress of not being home but I was dealing with the fact that I had no insurance for myself for the forthcoming days. I was not mentally and not fit to even try getting back into high school again! However, Mike shortly became my boyfriend and at that moment I didn’t have disbelief in myself or talk down on education.
He made sure to lift me up, right back onto my feet. He never let me doubt myself and most importantly he revealed the scholar that I am inside. I never tried in high school because at the moment it felt so irrelevant to my life. Mike made me realize that there is no happiness that can override the eligibility to have the same learning resources as everyone else, as well as having a fair chance for success. I wanted a college education and a kick start to a new life and a new opportunity. Meeting Mike’s mother for the first time, I slipped a little white lie and claimed I was a student at Wright College.
I decided to go and get my G. E. D. And I had exactly one month until I can register for the next semester at Truman College. I wanted to do this for myself and I wanted to show my family that I will be the first one to make it in and out of college as a successful person. Words of encouragement coming from mike made a great impact in my life and gave me the push I needed to penetrate through the negativity. Nonetheless, my heart dropped as my hopes went flying through the roof because my certificate of high school relevancy came in a week right before Spring registration started.
That is all before and it has been a year now and this is my second semester in Truman College and I am doing better in school than I have ever done. Who ever there’s a way, and my inner strength instilled my will and mike showed me the way. Not only to be in school but to challenge myself in life and to succeed in the things I never thought I could. Still till this day he is my boyfriend and I am still attending school. For the future, I plan on getting into the nursing program and peruse my future career. I am very proud of what I was before and how I became after.