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Running Head: WHAT I HAVE BECOME 1

“ WHAT MADE ME THE PERSON I HAVE BECOME”

PSY-202

Prof. Louise Framan

Submitted: October 18, 2012

WHAT I HAVE BECOME 2

Outline

1. Where are you from?

A) Born in a small town near Montgomery, Alabama

B) Moved to Montgomery as a teenager

C) Stationed in Warner Robins, Ga. during my mid twenties

D) Currently living in New Orleans, La

2. What was your family like?

A) Single mother household primarily raised by maternal grandmother

B) Fourth child of eight siblings

C) Low income household

3. What did you do after you finished school?

A) Joined the military during my senior year of high school

B) Active duty and National Guard for the last 12 years

4. Do you have your own family now?

A) Met my husband in 2007

B) We had our first daughter together in 2009

C) Gave birth to our youngest daughter in 2011

5. What are your personal, professional and academic goals?

A) Continue to build a strong relationship and family to show my children a great example of

a stable, two parent household.

B) Continue and complete my degree in nursing in 2013

C) Earn my Masters in Healthcare Administration

WHAT I HAVE BECOME 3

“ What made me the person that I am today”

There are many things that play a significant role in molding an individual in their life.

Some of the most influential things that played a part in my life were those things that I still

reflect on today as an adult. Where I was born, the structure of my family as a child, choices I

made upon completing high school and my own family are a few of those things. These are the

things that I will discuss in this paper in further detail.

I was born in a small town called Millbrook, Alabama. Back then the population was

5-6,000 people but has since grown tremendously. Because of the town being so small,

practically everyone in town knew each other and helped one another in any way they could.

I think this is one of the reasons that I am such a giving person that really cares about the well-

being of others. Around the age of 13 I moved to what was considered the big city,

Montgomery Al with my oldest sister until I graduated high school and joined the military.

During my time in the military I have had the privilege of travelling to many different places

Including, Warner Robins, Ga and ultimately ending up in New Orleans, La where I currently

reside.

As, a small child I was always the adventurous one, who wanted to go everywhere and

see everything that I could. I was the fourth child born to my mother who was a single mom at

the time. I remember my siblings and myself being raised mainly by my grandmother because

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my mother hadn’t really matured into the parent that she needed to be, she was only 21 years

old when she gave birth to me so that really explained her maturity level. We never really had

much as children but we never complained because we had each...
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