On June 8th, 1990 is when I entered this place that we call Earth. Born to Montasser and Nagla Hassan, the only girl and the youngest with two older brothers, nine and seven years apart. My parents were born and raised in Cairo, Egypt, and moved to America after getting married, leaving their families behind to better their future and the lives of their future off springs. Their courage and dedication to life and each other is a characteristic that they carried on throughout their journey of careers, life, love, and children.
Although they moved to America to better all of our futures they came with no set plan. My father took the first job he found as did my mother, no set career in the beginning. Without the help of their parents and family, for the reason that they were half way around the world and the lack of technology at the time, with no communication with their loved ones, they went through some highs and lows, but they always seemed to find their way.
My earliest childhood memories are the usual mom, dad, and siblings doing things together, making memories, and spending time with each other. I am not really sure what it was, being that I was so young, that made my mom and dad take the initiative to finally find their set careers. I knew it was something that they always wanted to do, but between raising three kids, and working their other jobs, the time and financial situation was not compatible with what they wanted to do. I remember overhearing my parents having discussions about financial problems, or jobs, but my brothers and I never saw them give up.
As I got older I was more aware of what was going on because I actually started to understand everything. Eventually my mother got her teachers certification and is working in a school, my father got his smog license (he has always loved working on cars), and owns his own smog shop. I think now that I am a “young adult” handling my own financial situations, and schooling I...