All about My Life
Lavonda Kaye Lambert
PSY 202 Adult Development and
May 07, 2012
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All about My Life
I.Studying For Nursing Schoola. Childhood Dreamb. Taking Testsc. Crushing Results II.High School Dropouta. Taken Out At Sixteenb. Grandfather Had Cancerc. Married At Seventeen III.Hobbies Acquireda. Crochetb. Photographyc. Bake and Decorate Cakes IV.Family and Being Togethera. Husband and Childrenb. Grandchildrenc. Extended Family
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All about My Life
I never thought that I would be writing a paper about my life. I am 47 years old and going back to school to get a degree to prove to myself that I can do this. In this paper, you will learn a little about me, my dreams, the things I like to do, some of the things that I have learned while being in school, new experiences through using adult development theories class, and my family. I will also look forward to the future and what goals I will set for myself to accomplish through getting my degree.
I grew up in Texas. By the time I was old enough to start school, all I ever wanted to be was nurse. My mom had a book that kept records like report cards, awards, notes from the teacher, and certificates. At the bottom of each page of this school year book, it asks the question. What do you want to be when you grow up? You had options to choose from like doctor, lawyer, veterinarian, school bus driver plus a few more. I had a chance to look over that book not long ago and found that every page had a check by nurse, all the way up to the 8th grade.
Ever since 1992, I have been taking an academic skills test for the nursing program in Woodville, Texas. The test is at Tyler County Hospital. The test they use now is the TEAS test (Texas Educational Assessment Study). Other times it had been a test like the GED study guide, now they use the TEAS. Every time I had taken the test, I failed.
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There were times I would be on my way to take the test and have a flat tire, and then I would have to use my test money to get it fixed. I had attempted taking the test for almost 15 years, never got close enough to get in. I never got into nursing school.
The last time I took the test was in 2010. I had been working for a retirement facility as a cook, decided to take the test one more time. Took the test, felt good about it, and received a letter in the mail telling me my score. I was as all right I am going to nursing school, finally. Put in my notice at my job, during those two weeks got another letter showing my grade for that year. The first one I received was from the previous year. The score for getting into this nursing school was that you needed to get a 60% or better. Mine was a 59.4%. Now I have no job, no school I can go to, and I cried for two days. I was so upset, not only not getting into nursing school, I no longer had a job. I went back to see if I could get my job back but they had already hired my replacement. I took a hard look at my life. What do I want to do for the rest of my life?
While I was still in school, I kept the thought of being a nurse in the back of my mind. This reminds me of the time my mom took me out of school. I was sixteen years old, in the 8th grade, and had friends. My mom took me out of school at that age with the promise she would put me back in when she was done. My grandfather had esophageal cancer. She took me out of school so I could be home to watch my baby brother because she could not find a babysitter. She was there at her father’s side until he passed away. When she returned from Houston, it was not that she wanted me back in school, she wanted there to clean house, take care of the baby, and fix meals so she did not have to. I started...