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For the last eight years, I lived an internal battle between seeking professional achievement or accepting defeat by the numerous burdens and obstacles that laid before me and weighed my spirit down. Despite my never ending fear of failure and feeling of mediocrity, I managed to finish secondary school with above average grades, yet not with my best effort. In the fall after my graduation year, I was blessed with a baby girl. She is the light that brightly shines on my path. Two years later, my second beacon of light came with the arrival of my baby boy. My doubts and fears had only held me back this whole time and people around me started giving up hope that I would further my education and go above statics and achieve personal self-actualization. I overheard a family member make a comment about how it was such a pity to see someone such as myself, who is an exceedingly bright young lady, providing such a poor example to my two children. This comment made my chest heavy with a feeling of ineptitude, anger and shame. At that moment I made a resolution to prove to not only to others and myself but most importantly to my children that this was not the end of the road. The innate determination and ambition that followed led me to enroll into college and begin a journey where failure is not an option. The main ingredients to ensure ultimate success are prioritize, plan and focus.
My objective is to complete an associate's in Criminal Justice at Palo Alto College to be followed with a B.D at a local University. One of my priced goals for the future is to become a true role model for my children and younger nieces, nephews, and to all the young kids and adults out there to never give up hope or think it’s too late. I know I will reach my destination and reach the epitome of success when I walk that well illuminated stage at any one venue chosen by the school that I…...

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