“When life gives you lemons, you make lemonade.”
Even though this clichéd quote may not be as inspirational to be put in history books, it gives a good description for my general attitude towards life. Life is a rollercoaster full of twists and turns, ups and downs and even upside-downs. We have to learn to adapt and make the most out of each situation, even in the worst of times. My loving family, the universal language of dance and working hard made me realize this. These three aspects influenced who I am today as a person.
Most people in this world, want the good things in life; a nice house, a family, take exotic vacations in a tropical island, but, nothing in life comes free. If there’s anything that I’ve learned through experience, it’s that you have to work hard to get those kinds of luxuries in life. That’s exactly what I have started doing. I’m in college trying to get a degree as a nurse, not only for my benefit but for me to be able to contribute my little part in the world and help others. It’s not easy, but I like a challenge and I plan to make it a great experience. “When life gives you lemons, you make lemonade.”
We all go through the stage where every teenager thinks their always right, and parents are just there to nag us and tell us everything we don’t want to hear. Whether it’s “clean your room” or “you’re not allowed out this weekend,” whatever they said seemed like the end of the world and automatically our defensive sides came out and we tried our best to get our way. It’s true what they say, “you learn from your mistakes.” Through fights and tears, I found no matter how ludicrous or astray I was, family was always there waiting, to pull me back on the right path with open arms, no grudges held and no consequences but those I inflicted upon myself.
Edgar Guest wrote in his poem “The Stick Together Families:” “It's the stick-together family that wins the joys of earth,
That hears the...
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