I not only came to love the excitement of learning simply for the sake of knowing something new, but I also came to understand the idea of giving back to the community in exchange for a new sense of life, love, and spirit.
All these wonderful years later, I realize and value the time she had put into taking care of her four children and all the effort behind it. They have instilled within me traits of financial responsibility, confidence, and the courage to fail.
Eight years and half a dozen passport stamps later I have come to value what I have learned on these journeys about global history, politics and culture, as well as my family and myself. This is the essay prompt for Clark Atlanta University.
She was born into a family of deeply religious Catholics. However I do think that the person who deeply influenced me is my father. He influenced me by motivating me to better myself. My mother was just twenty-two at the time and was already the mother of two, I was her third child.