Week Two Quick Write

Week Two Quick Write:
(class assignment that I thought I might share)
Think of a person in your immediate family who provided a positive support to you. Share some experiences and attributes this person possesses. How has this made a positive impact on your life?

The first person who comes to mind is my grandmother. During my parents divorce, my brothers and I moved in with her. Throughout my schooling (late elementary through high school) she encouraged me to follow my dreams of being a doctor and helped me academically while also encouraging my love of learning and ambition. I was never told that I couldn’t do something if it was related to my dreams. She seemed to share my ambition and showed pride when I met goals and accomplishments or exceeded those I had set for myself. She also taught me that if I work hard, it’s ok to give myself a break when I need it. She taught me to be self-reliant, creative, made me aware of my “bedside manner” or rather lack thereof, and reminded me often that it usually takes more than book smarts to make it in this world. The positive impact: I know that when and if I set my mind to something, I can and will usually accomplish it. I don’t fear hard work, even if I don’t like it all the time, but the things you really want usually take a lot of hard work and sacrifice.