Please tell me if I am on the right tract? I am not sure if I am responding to the rompt correctly?
I truely appreciative of any constructive criticism.
Throughout generations society has characterized intelligence based on professions, outlooks, academic backgrounds, and the capability to seek advantages to gain a personal benefit from. In my eyes society has always been wrong, because intelligence originates from the drive, risks taken, courage, and compassion an individual has to hold. The catch, as my father says, is finding that motivation that can inspire dreams, and turn them into reality. The past two years have not only been stressful, but an emotional ride as well. I have gone through tremendous struggles from witnessing my parents loose the place we called home to selling recycled bottles to help my family economically. Being influenced by personal financial struggles, generated a gap in my education, but the one thing I am most proud of is not letting myself fall. I worked hard during the summer to catch up, and challenged myself further by taking Advanced placement classes. Even though I was sometimes the only one or one of the three Hispanics in such classes, I felt comfortable. I felt proud, because I knew that I was enhancing my academic career to better my life. All my life I have challenged myself; never felt satisfied until I knew I reached my limit. This way of life came from my parent's interpretations of what really brings success. I come from a proud Hispanic family of Mexican descent. One that learns that the sweat of every day allows the guarantee of survival, and the food on our plate only originates from the labor we have to offer. I come from a family that taught me that nothing is impossible as long as you hold on to hope. Hope is the main force that has driven me to continue to apply despite the odds. I don't believe that I can be judged by just my preliminary GPA, and my grades in high school. The best way to know who I really am is by taking notice of my evolution from an insecure teenage girl to a women with a purpose in life. My dream, as long as I can remember, is to use my skills to help others needed of my service. I have always admired my parent's generosity to give to those less fortunate, even when we were in a similar position. I never questioned their motif of why they did this, but admired them. This made me realize that the best way to pursue my dream is to become a pediatrician. By taking the career to become a pediatrician, I can further enhance my attentiveness to detail, patience, and verbal skills to help our youth continue to live a healthier life by helping parents cope with their children's different stages of development. In order to set my dream into a reality I must take the risk to apply. I am aware that by taking this chance, I take the risk of pain. I know that by trying, I take the risk of failure. But I would rather take the pain of failing than living a life questioning how different the outcome would have been if I had taking that chance. All these adversities, gaps in my education, and obstacles in my life are scenes of occurrences that make the women I am today.
Just the beginning, planning on working more on it.