Throughout my life I have been influenced and taught lots of things by many people. My biggest influences were and still are my parents. I personally feel that a child’s parents are the most important people in their life, because they are who influence you starting at birth. I have always said my parents are my foundation and the older I get the more I believe it and appreciate them for being who they are. I consider myself lucky; I was raised in a loving home with both parents. As a matter of fact we recently celebrated their golden wedding anniversary. My dad worked his butt off so my mom could stay home with me and my sisters. They have always been there for us no matter what we did; they were always there to give us love and support. They were always there when I needed somebody to talk to and let me know if I done wrong. Sometimes when I done wrong, they would discipline me I know now they were doing it because they loved me. Of course like everyone else I got mad at them a lot, but I always respected them and loved them. They were the ones that cared for me when I was sick and gave me what I needed to get better. My parents have taught me good values such as to be myself, they said to always stick to my own values and what makes me happy, to never stop dreaming, to always dream big and do my best at everything I do and never let anyone or anything stand in my way, to always respect myself and others, to always show kindness and compassion towards other people and treat them in a way that I want to be treated, that it’s important to always tell the truth and to always be thankful and appreciative. Being taught to go after what I want and what makes me happy no doubt played a big role in helping me decide to go back to school. There has been many, many times I have thought I can’t do this, work full time, go to school full time and raise my kids and when I do I hear my parents in the back of my mind saying “you can do it,...
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