Dream to Succeed; Succeed to Dream
Dreaming to succeed. Ever since I was little my dream was to become something I’d be proud to look back on. I want to be more than my parents got to be and I want to prove that I was worth the time that they had spent caring for me when they could have been in school improving their futures. I want to be successful for them, but I want to be succesful for me too; you only live once, so live it the right way.
Changing my mind multiple times, as children always do, I was always commited to the animal field. I found an interest in animals at a young age deciding to be a dolphin trainer and then an owner of an adoption center. My grandmother always told me “when you grow up you’re going to be a vet!” The thought of that made me cringe. Working with sick animals was the last thing on my list. Then in high school I adopted a kitten. I got excited at the thought of taking him to the vet and seeing the doctor congratulate us on a good bill of health. I was upset to find that he had a heart murmur and extreme athsma but all the procedures they did interested me and at that instant I wish I could help. I called my grandmother to tell her what I had discovered, “You were right. I want to be a vet!”
I had the potentail from the start, I just couldn’t let it out. My parents never completed college and I had no motivation from my family to go to college. Seeing how rough their lives were, I decided that it was necessary. Coming from a poor family with a large some of kids and one disabled sister, it was hard to get the attention I needed. I strugled with math skills and still struggle with test taking but I finally got some of the help I needed. A.V.I.D, (Advancement Via Individual Determination), was a class meant to help students who had the potential but needed a push to reach their goals. It pushed my low 2.3 GPA to an amazing 3.8. They have created the person I have and helped pushed me to do things I never thought I could do; be successful. I can be a vet and I can be all that my parents hope me to be. Through all the difficulty I’ve been through and all that I will go through later, I’m dedicated to being all that I possibly can be to live the American dream that some are robbed the pleasure of having.