Personal Essay

Topics: High school, Law, Herkimer County, New York Pages: 2 (479 words) Published: April 24, 2013
Change is a hard concept for anyone to grasp, especially an 18 year old girl who was used to the world being in her favor. After graduating high school, I started my road to success at Herkimer County Community College. While at Herkimer I was forced to do a lot of growing up and was forced to make many changes to be able to live happily independent. Thankfully, I had the ambition to do so and now I’m ready to continue on my journey at SUNY .

Ever since I was a little girl I have always been ambitious. I believe you get out of life what you put in and it is important to strive for excellence. It is also important to set goals and never stop until you achieve them. Growing up with two very influential parents who gave me all the leadership skills and confidence I have needed to strive for my main goal in life has been the greatest blessing possible. Being a leader is also important not only for yourself but for society. A leader doesn’t only stand up for themselves but for others and what is right. A leader has high self esteem and an overall positive attitude about life. As a leader it is important to be passionate about your beliefs. One personal belief I feel strongly about is equality for all under the laws of The United States. Having aspirations to be a lawyer has come so naturally to me since I could remember. I believe everyone deserves to be treated equally regardless of race, color, sex, age, handicap, marital status, and income. While at Herkimer County Community College I studied to get my associates in Paralegal. Although my main goal is to become a lawyer I believed this would be a good first step. Since I’ve been at Herkimer I’ve had a rising GPA. After my first semester of only having a 3.1 GPA, my second semester I made Dean’s List and my third semester I made Presidents List with a 3.8. These two accomplishments have been well earned and I’m very proud of myself. I was also accepted into the Honors Program my last semester at Herkimer....
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