Family and High School

Topics: Family, High school, Higher education Pages: 3 (779 words) Published: August 30, 2013
My Life (the good and the bad)

Chalynn McHatton

PSY 202

Dr. Gourrier

August 29, 2013

My life (the good and the bad)

Where am I from?

From Humboldt County


Chico now

What my family was like?

Only child

Parent’s divorce and father’s absence

I struggled

What are my personal, professional, and academic goals?

Demonstrating the importance of a college education to my children

Earning my college degree

Becoming a psychologist


My Life

I never thought of ever being in college, let alone writing a paper. I had planned to go to college right after high school, but things changed. I got pregnant, and my whole world changed. I was a single mom so there wasn't any time to go to college. In this paper, I will write a brief descriptions of my life experiences and have helped me be the person that I am today and analyze some of these experiences using the adult development theories from this class. I will also look ahead at the goals I want to accomplish in the future.

I am originally from Humboldt County, California. It is so beautiful there, and there is so much for Humboldt to offer. I live in Chico, California now, and it is nice here, but I miss my home town. I believe that Chico is too big for me. Chico is too hot and humid, and soon I want to go back home.

I was the only child in my family, and at times I didn't like it because I didn't have a brother or a sister to play with. So as I started to have children, I didn't just want to have one child, I had four of them. My parents divorced when I was fifteen years old. It was so hard on me to accept it. I didn't know what to do. I started getting in trouble because my dad wasn't around. I missed him so much, but there was another life that my dad didn't want to miss out on, and that was methamphetamine’s. He couldn't put that life aside, and...
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