Describe the world you come from-for example, your family, community or school and tell us how your world has shaped your dreams and aspirations.
When I was a kid, I have always told the people around me that I wanted to become a teacher. In response, they would ask me why, but my answer had always been a simple, "I don't know". Eventually, this desire gradually subsided as I passively observed my dad.
About seven years ago, my dad co-operated a business with a friend. This business consisted of them receiving orders from restaurants to construct or repair pieces of kitchen related stainless steel equipment. It was not a big business of any sort, but their business did decently well. But after a while, my dad had decided to end the partnership because he felt that he was being taken advantage of since he did 99% of the business's work while his partner did nothing to benefit the business. So after leaving the partnership, my dad decided to run his own business, and it was not difficult to start over because he already had connections and contacts with many of his clients from before. But in 2009 when my dad broke his leg at a job location, he had to withdraw himself from business for a year and just let his employees operate the business. His disability to work had brought my family a period of financial stress and worry, but after nine months, my dad had inserted himself back to work in order to continue providing financial support for my family. Although he was not fully recovered, he insisted on doing whatever his body would allow him to. And from then on, my dad has spent every day except Sunday working for over ten hours a day, hoping to make up for the loss time.
Although my dad and I do not spend as much time as we would like to because of his late work hours and my early school hours, nonetheless, he still has taught me invaluable lessons. My dad's dedication and perseverance has inspired me to what I want to become in the future. After many years of declaring my dream job as a teacher, I now want to major in business. From my dad's business experience, I learned that if I want to succeed, I have to be resilient and confident. These characteristics will help me endure and overcome any obstacles or adversities in life. And even after his accident, my dad did not give up. His actions showed me that I should allow things to inhibiting me from doing what I want. And that is why I am currently enrolled in my school's marketing class. Through this class, I hope to learn about a specific business field and prepare myself for the future. Seeing how dedicated my dad is in order to financially support the family inspires me to pursue a dream of my own that would allow me to do the same.