It Could Be Worst

Yes, I come from a low socio-economic standing. My father immigrated to this country in the late 70's and later went back to Mexico where he met my mother. Upon marrying they made the decision to come back to the U.S. Both have worked in the agricultural sphere ever since. It hasn't been easy being in this circumstance, but it has positively shaped my outlook on life, making me perceive all that is "good" in my life as a blessing. My parents have tried to provide for us in the best way they could. My sister was the first in my family to graduate high school, to get accepted to a university and is on her way to obtain her bachelor's.

Now it is my turn...

I will graduate high school next year and will have to live up to the expectations my sister has set. I am constantly told that I have a bright future ahead of me--that I encompass all that private universities look for. And although I am ever so thankful of such praising comments I can't help but feel a little saddened when I hear them. The truth of the matter is I can't just be satisfied with being accepted to the school of my dreams--my priority must be the method in which I will pay for it. And I know, I know it could be a lot worst but it hurts to know that some people don't have to worry about that. If I at least had the some support from my parents in regards to my finances it would make everything a whole heck of a lot easier, but that is simply not the case. I am on my own. Sure, they want me to get a good education, but they don't what it takes to do so. Those upcoming struggles will test my dedication and my ability to persevere, but I know it will be worth it. Not everything in life is handed to us and the fact I have to own up, grow up and battle through this issue will make the end result much more rewarding, don't you all think?
CrazyHippieChick CrazyHippieChick
1 Response Jul 19, 2010

Yes, I so agree with you on that, it must be worth its struggles for if it weren't not as many people would be chasing after getting a good one<br />
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I thank you for those inspirational words berbuletta, it reaffirms that what I seek in regards to my education is not in vain :)