Thursday, September 23, 2010
Reflection of My Life
One's dream and aspirations to succeed in life must be stronger and greater than limitations set forth by others. The experience that were given to me during my short life has make me to the man I am today. Please walk with me as I give you the opportunity to see the world from my eyes: To be the person that I am now, I had to reflect and accept accountability of my past actions. My past is one that many would love to erase from their memory, a past, which remained dormant, until I found myself. The steps involved in regaining myself including letting go of my anger and self-pity. I had to look within myself and see my self’s worth. I lost sight of my goal, to become a lawyer. My goals were buried by my present materialization infatuation, thus my dreams, and my values, failed just to create a façade of which I came to despise. Through my journey and reflection, I came to appreciate family values and redemption. Like others, my trials and tribulations came full circle. The union of my parents stands at 38 years. My parents migrated to Costa Rica to better themselves and their families. Their struggle to obtain the costarrican citizenship, imparted family values, and showed my siblings and myself a direct link to education and work. During my childhood, my mother was the first woman to show me what tenacious means. She stood front and center to save her family from becoming victims of society. In order to move her family out of the ghetto, she worked three jobs. Her jobs entailed, teacher of elementary education, real estate agent, and housekeeper. My parents would always say, “All we want is that our children have better lives than we did. Put education first and everything else will fall into place.” I didn’t realize how true these words were, until I came face to face with my past. My last year in college, changed the whole course of my life. Near the end of my junior year, I...