Past Present Future

Topics: Family, Sibling, Birth order Pages: 8 (3376 words) Published: August 26, 2010
My Past, Present, and Future
William L Lyons
PSY 202
Steve Dashiell
July 30, 2010

My Past, Present and Future
I. What things do I remember about my childhood?
a. My Family
b. My first Girlfriend
c. My mother’s accident
d. Good times and Bad
e. My sister
II. What I did after I left High School.
a. U. S. Navy
b. Tilton Fire Department and Ambulance
c. Police department
d. Transportation.
III. What are my personal, professional and Academic Goals?
a. Things I have already accomplished.
b. My professional goals that I have already accomplished
c. Were my Academic goals will lead me?

My Past, Present and Future
As a very small child I don’t remember too much, but the things that I do remember were seen through a child’s eyes that has made me the person that I am today and I will always have those memory’s with me until my last breathe on this earth. In this essay I intend to show how my childhood and adult life to this point has influenced my past, present and future. By utilizing the adult development theories from this class I also intend on show how they relate to my Life experience and where I am today as an Adult student.

Its funny how as a child you look at things, as time passes those same child memories become life experience as an adult. It is stated that Environmental assessment is closely related to the impact environments make on people. (Garling, & Evans, 1992). This becomes a reality in time as the years pass. I can remember as a child I seen my Dad as a hard working individual he always seemed to be at work most of the time, But yet as a child I didn’t think that we had much.  I didn’t think that we were the poorest people on the block either. How wrong I was going to be, as I would realize later in life how much we really had. Dad was a very quiet man and never said much, he was someone that didn’t ever show much affection.  You never heard my dad say I love you.  Not until he became ill and knew that his life was nearing the end.  Dad was never a religious man.  He believed in God but didn’t attend church with the rest of the family.   Dad found out that he had cancer and shortly after that started to attend church, Dad even was re- baptized and was saved. I didn’t know at the time but my father had entered the stage that Erik Erikson stated as being the “Old Age Stage” and Erikson said at that this stage people have insights or wisdom about the cycle of life and the inevitability of death. (Witt & Mossler, 2010 ).  Even as my dad neared his last days my mom still continued to do things that tried to save the family money.

             I thought because my mom would can everything in sight that would fit into a glass Mason jar, like tomatoes, pickles, strawberry and blackberry jam and jelly just to mention a few.  Just seemed we never had any money to live on.  In my eyes as a child it looked as if my mom was always trying to save by the things that she did.  Mom made homemade ice cream and would even buy live chickens and kill them in the back yard. I can never forget those chickens running around with no head on. Later mom would clean them and put them in that huge deep freeze that was already full to the top. I would think to myself why in the world is she putting more stuff in a freezer that was full already? I found out later in life why mom made sure that she over stocked everything. My grandparents had went through the depression and as little girl my mom had watched my grandmother do the same thing. Mom was being taught to be prepared and be ready for the next depression, insuring that there was enough to last and go around if needed. I have to agree with Parkes & Stevenson & Marris, “Out of this first relationship stems a set of expectations and assumptions which will influence subsequent relationships” (.Parkes, M....
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