Lazaria McClain Personal Statement
Growing up in a single parent home was often difficult. I seen my mother struggle a lot as I got older. I did everything I could to try to help her but I did not help enough. It was also difficult because my mother did not have much education. Seeing her struggle with bills and keeping enough money for our personal reasons made me want to better myself, not only for me but my mom. My mother was so independent that she did not want help from other people. Most of the time my grandpa would come over and watch me for the hours my mom worked. And while I was with my grandpa those hours I learned how to cook. And I really liked doing that. So I wanted to do this for the rest of my life.
As I grew up my mother started to realize that I had a problem paying attention at home and in school. So one day I went to see a specialist ant they told us that I was diagnosed with ADHD. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is when you have a difficult time staying on task with one thing at a time. A lot of times I would get bad grades and then I started taking medicine for it. Also living with only my mother was a hard task because she tried to play both roles as a parent. Also because of her not wanting any help she pushed a lot of family and friends out of our lives.
One of the things I am most proud of is that I am a great cook.